Paris: Substitute Eder scored in extra-
time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over
hosts France in the Euro 2016 final on
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.