Portugal 1 - 0 France, Euro 2016 Final

Portugal won the Euro 2016 after a dramatic game against the home side France. The game finished 1-0 after extra-time.

Match preview

Portugal surprisingly finished third in the group stage, behind Hungary and Iceland, drawing all three games. Then in the round of they faced Croatia and it looked like the game was going to be decided by penalty shootout but Quaresma's goal in the 117th minute won the game for Portugal.

In the quarter-final they eliminated Poland after a penalty shootout. In the semi-final they were facing Wales, and after two quick goals in the first part of the second half Portugal qualified into the final.

Results:

Home Result Away
Portugal
1 - 1 Iceland
Portugal
0 - 0 Austria
Hungary
3 - 3 Portugal
Croatia
0 - 1 Portugal
Poland
1 - 1
(3 - 5)
Portugal
Portugal
2 - 0 Wales

France topped group A after two "last minute" wins over Romania and Albania then drawing against Switzerland. They haven't always shown what the home fans were expecting, but enough to get the job done. In the last 16 they were one goal down until Antoine Griezmann's double in just three minutes. They won 2-1.

In the quarter-finals they fulfilled every expectation with an excellent display against Iceland. The home side won comfortably 5-2, in the competitions record game for most goals so far. In the semi-final the home side was facing world champions Germany and thanks to a double from Griezmann they qualified into the final.

Results:

Home Result Away
France
2 - 1 Romania
France
2 - 0 Albania
France
0 - 0 Switzerland
France
2 - 1 Ireland
France
5 - 2 Iceland
Germany
0 - 2 France

Portugal and France have played 24 times against each other, France having the advantage with 18 wins, 1 draws and 5 victories for Portugal. They have faced each other in two other occasions at the Euros, both times France winning. France have won the last 10 games they played against Portugal.

Here are the lineups:

Highlights and facts

Renato Sanches is the youngest ever player to play in a UEFA Euro final, beating Cristiano Ronaldo's record set in 2004.

Ronaldo received a knock to his knee and after the treatment he tried to continue but he had to be changed.

At half the statistics:
Shots: 7-5
Pass accuracy: 90%-85%
Chances created: 6-3

Rui Patricio made some excellent saves in the second half and he got lucky in the 92nd minute when Gignac hit the post.

The two teams haven't scored in 90 minutes.
Statistics:
Shots: 7-17
Pass accuracy: 85%-90%
Chances created: 4-14
Crosses: 11-33

When everyone was thinking it will be decided by penalties, Eder scored with a fantastic shot.

The game highlights:

The final result:
Portugal
1 - 0
France

Match statistics:

Goal attempts

Portugal Off target
5
France Off target
7
Portugal On target
3
France On target
7
Posession(%)
47
53
Corners
5
9
Fouls
12
12
Offsides
1
1

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