Substitute Eder has scored in extra-time
to give Portugal a 1-0 win over hosts
France in the Euro 2016 final.
Portgual secured their first major
international title on Monday morning
AEST 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