Portugal have qualified into the final of the Euro 2016 after a 2-0 victory over Wales. Ronaldo and Nani scored in a space of three minutes to send Portugal in the final.
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.
||1 - 1||Iceland
||0 - 0||Austria
||3 - 3||Portugal
||0 - 1||Portugal
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(3 - 5)
Wales finished on first place in group B, losing against England but winning the other two games against Slovakia and Russia. Then in the round of 16 they eliminated Northern Ireland with a late own goal. In the round of 16 they eliminated one of the favourites for the trophy Belgium, with a perfect display 3-1.
||2 - 1||Slovakia
||2 - 1||Wales
||0 - 3||Wales
||1 - 0||N. Ireland
||3 - 1||Belgium
Portugal and Wales met only three times in their history and never in a competitive game. Portugal has the upper hand winning two games the first in 1949 and the second victory came in their most recent encounter in 2000. Wales have won one game in 1951.
Here are the lineups:
HighlightsAt half the statistics: Shots: 5-3 Pass accuracy: 88%-89% Chances created: 5-1 Crosses: 12-9 Bale vs Ronaldo in the first half:
Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Gareth Bale first half:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 6, 2016
Pass accuracy: 81%-80%
Chances created: 1-0
Crosses: 0-3 pic.twitter.com/cwRbmPr5xO
Ronaldo opened the score sheet with a fantastic header, scoring his ninth goal at the Euros, equalising Michel Platini's record.
RECORD: Cristiano Ronaldo is now the joint-highest scorer in European Championship history level with Michel Platini pic.twitter.com/lf51WCgg8r— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 6, 2016
The game highlights and goals:The final result:
|2 - 0||
- Portugal Off target
- Wales Off target
- Portugal On target
- Wales On target