50′ Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2016 Final after defeating Wales in the Semifinal on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at the Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France. Portugal will play the final on Sunday 10 July against the winner of the match Germany vs France.
- Cristiano Ronaldo opening the score for Portugal setting the way to qualify for the UEFA EURO Final. In the 50th minute, Ronaldo scoring following a corner with a superb headed shot jumping higher than Wales defender James Chester for the goal delighting the fans with his traditional celebration. Nothing to do for goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey just seeing the ball passing to the top right corner. The assist was by Raphael Guerreiro.
- Cristiano Ronaldo being a key player provides the assist for the second goal in the 53rd minute. Ronaldo passing to Nani scoring the goal with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.
- Cristiano Ronaldo equalizing Michel Platini’ record of 9 EURO finals goals.
- Wales despite the loss achieved a great performance in this EURO reaching all the way to the Semifinals.
Portugal vs Wales official starting lineups – formations
PORTUGAL (4-3-1-2): Rui Patrício; Cédric, Bruno Alves, Fonte, Guerreiro; João Mario, Danilo Pereira, Adrien Silva; Renato Sanches; Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani.
Subs: Lopes, Eduardo, R. Carvalho, Eliseu, Vieirinha, Moutinho, Gomes, R. Silva, Quaresma, Éder
WALES (3-5-2): Hennessey; Chester, Collins, A. Williams; Gunter, Allen, Ledley, King, Taylor; Robson-Kanu, Bale.
Subs: Ward, Fôn Williams, Richards, Edwards, J. Williams, Vaughan, G. Williams, Cotterill, Church, Vokes
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE).
EURO 2016: Portugal 23-man Squad
Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício (Sporting CP), Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Eduardo (Dínamo Zagreb).
Defenders: Vieirinha (Wolfsburg), Cédric (Southampton), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe), José Fonte (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient).
Midfielders: William Carvalho (Sporting CP), Danilo Pereira (Porto), João Moutinho (Monaco), Renato Sanches (Benfica), Adrien Silva (Sporting CP), André Gomes (Valencia), João Mário (Sporting CP).
Forwards: Rafa Silva (Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Beşiktaş), Nani (Fenerbahçe), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (Lille).
Euro 2016: Wales 23-man Squad
Goalkeepers : Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness).
Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ashley Williams (Swansea), James Chester (West Brom), Ashley Richards (Fulham), James Collins (West Ham).
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), Joe Allen (Liverpool), David Cotterill (Birmingham), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), George Williams (Fulham), Andy King (Leicester), Dave Edwards (Wolves).
Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Simon Church (Nottingham Forest).
Photos of the match Portugal vs Wales courtesy by facebook.com/selecoesportugal
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating
The traditional Cristiano Celebration’s shout to celebrate his goals
Nani celebrating showing up a well defined abs…
Portugal Head Coach Fernando Santos
Real Madrid players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the end of the match…. still friends
Portugal players celebrating their qualification to the EURO 2016 Final
Portugal 2 – 0 Wales
Wednesday 6 July 2016
Stade de Lyon
Goals: 50′ Cristiano Ronaldo (P), 53′ Nani (P)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant referees: Mathias Klasenius (SWE) and Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Fourth official: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Additional assistant referees: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) and Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)