From a moth invasion in the stadium pre-match, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s early injury and a stunning late goal for Portugal, it was a bonkers night of football in Paris!
Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears in the first half but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament.
The victim of a heavy challenge by Dimitri Payet, Ronaldo went off in the first half. He was inconsolable as he handed over the arm-band to Nani.
Twitter exploded as commiserations poured in for the Real Madrid superstar.
Such a sad sight: Ronaldo borne away on a stretcher. Many at Stade de France stand to applaud him. Forget the ego, Ronaldo one of the greats
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) July 10, 2016
What is it about Ronaldos in major finals in Paris. What a shame!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 10, 2016
Football is a cruel, cruel game…Both Messi and Ronaldo end their season in tears! pic.twitter.com/UyMpMxyl3p
— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) July 10, 2016
Pure joy from Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/yhWVhUsTSS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 10, 2016
Love, Passion, Simplicity that’s Ronaldo for you….Respect.