Portugal Became The First European Champion In History
Muhammad Rameez Published July 11, 2016 | 12:38 PM
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th July, 2016) : Portugal became the first European Champion in history under the leadership of Cristiano Ronaldo. Thanks to the Portugal striker Eder’s goal, Portugal won victory against favorites France by 0-1.
Portugal and the host team demonstrated aggressive from the beginning in the decisive match of Euro Cup 2016 France, which was being played in Saint-Denis Ground. Host team got two excellent opportunities to goal but Portuguese goalkeeper did not let the ball to reach the net.
In the 24th minute, Portuguese team leader Ronaldo was out of the game due to was injuries. There was no scoring in the first half. Both teams managed to defense brilliantly, resulting no goal in the second half of the game.
French footballer Antoine Griezmann also failed to demonstrate any significant performance in the final match. The score was equivalent in the given time; however, Portugal’s alternative player Eder kicked a beautiful and decisive goal in overtime contributed in making his team the first European Champion ever.
Portugal became the first team in the history of Euro Cup team won the match in extra-time goal in a single tournament. Portugal achieved the distinction of becoming European champions for the first time after 35 matches of the tournament. In 2004, Portugal team was defeated 0-1 by Greece, after reached in the final.