• Abidal: Ronaldo injury gave Portugal an advantage in Euro final

    Abidal: Ronaldo injury gave Portugal an advantage in Euro final

    The now-retired left back joked that the Real Madrid star was not really missed by his nation on their way to the title, and tipped Umtiti to keep improving at Camp Nou.

    Former Barcelona star Eric Abidal has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo’s early injury helped Portugal on their way to victory in the Euro 2016 final.

    The striker played just a handful of minutes against France before limping off the pitch, and he watched on as Eder scored the decisive goal in […]

  • Portugal reach Euro 2016 final as Ronaldo and Nani strike to beat Wales

    Portugal reach Euro 2016 final as Ronaldo and Nani strike to beat Wales

    Two goals in three second-half minutes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani booked Portugal’s place in the final of Euro 2016 as Wales were beaten in their first-ever major tournament semifinal.

    Chris Coleman’s side had enjoyed an outstanding run to the last four but were powerless to respond to Portugal’s devastating attacking burst.

    Ronaldo bulleted home a stunning header from Raphael Guerreiro’s cross after a short corner on 50 minutes, rising above defender James Chester to give goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey no chance.

    And with […]