First let me relish my winning prediction of 1-0 for Portugal against France which i won. I was pretty sure a number of people didn’t believe when they read that post but after the match, you remembered someone said something like that. If you didn’t read it, here is it again .. .
Okay – lets talk about that night that Portugal entered the history books. Portugal overcame the early loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder’s superb extra-time strike.
My take of the evening was when CR7 literally assumed the role of Manager or assistant Coach but it was a real deal for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo wept tears of despair when he was injured then tears of joy as the Euro 2016 final took him on an emotional journey from his lowest low to the high of lifting Portugal’s first major trophy.
With a major International trophy, Ronaldo can now be really crested among the GREATs and like BBC Phil puts it “He has won the Champions League once with Manchester United and twice with Real Madrid and victory in Paris closes a big gap in his achievements and enables him to eclipse, in one context at least, his great rival in La Liga at Barcelona, Lionel Messi.“