Portugal win Euro 2016 after Eder’s extra-time goal
Portugal secure their first major international title despite losing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury in the 25th minute
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Paris: Substitute Eder scored in extra-time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final Sunday as they secured their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to injury.
Eder collected the ball in midfield, held off his marker and fired a low 25-metre shot past Hugo Lloris with 11 minutes of extra time left to stun the Stade de France after the home team had dominated the match.
Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time leading scorer, went down after a heavy tackle from Dimitri Payet in the eighth minute but played on before being replaced by Ricardo Quaresma in the 25th minute.
France nearly snatched a win in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes when Andre Pierre Gignac’s shot rebounded off the post while Raphael Guerreiro hit the crossbar with a free kick for Portugal in extra-time. Reuters