Portugal made it look so easy defeating the “surprise package” Wales in the Semi final of Euro 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani scored for Portugal. It was even in the first half. But in second half Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a spectacular header.
Wales missed Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies for their suspension. Portugal missed Pepe for his injury. Nani slid in to divert Ronaldo’s shot beyond the wrong-footed Wayne Hennessey. To score second goal for his side. Ronaldo headed twice over the bar but succeed to score in 50th minute.
After losing three Euro semifinals Portugal finally able to find the way to the final. Portuguese team reached Semi Finals without winning a game in normal time.
Bale also had chances but failed to capitalize.Portugal had a challenge to stop Bale. It was a tough task specially without Pepe, most consistent in the squad. But, the defenders did excellent job to deny Wales from scoring goals. For Wales it was a great journey so far. They must feel proud. Gareth Bale and Co were bidding to be the first British team in a final since England won the World Cup in 1966. But their fairytale run to the last four in their first major championships since 1958 was wrecked in Lyon.
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