Euro 2016: Welsh Dream Comes To An End As Portugal Win 2-0 In Lyon (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

7th, July 2016

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Wales’ outstanding Euro 2016 campaign came to a crashing halt in Lyon on Wednesday, with Chris Coleman’s side beaten 2-0 by Portugal.

Without the services of suspended duo Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies, Wales started brightly against the Portuguese, with Gareth Bale a constant threat in the first-half.

However, Bale’s Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo sprung into action just after the break, rising magnificently to head home the opening goal.

Just three minutes later, Portugal had doubled their advantage when Nani re-directed a wayward Ronaldo shot past Wayne Hennessey in the Welsh goal.

The second goal was a body blow for Wales, who struggled to get a foothold back in the game. The absence of Ramsey’s vision and energy was now proving key, despite Andy King’s hard-working display.

While Bale was now failing to influence the game, Ronaldo would continue to threaten the Welsh goal.

The game would end in a deserved 2-0 win for the Portuguese, who book their place in only their second major tournament final (after Euro 2004), which gives Ronaldo another chance to crown his incredible career with glory on the international stage.

As for Wales, they can look back on an incredible campaign which has re-energised their national team and given their fans gilt-edged memories.

Highlights…

(Highlights: Footytube)

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  1. Jarren says:

    Very well done Wales, you did the UK proud.

    Well done too to Portugal, I’m sure they’re all stoked for the final.

    Do they have the ability to defeat Germany? I doubt it.

    If France somehow manage the impossible and actually win against Die Mannschaft tomorrow evening, well that makes things more interesting for the final.

    To be honest, if it comes to a France – Portugal final I think the majority of Europe will root for France.

    If it’s Germany – Portugal, it’ll probably be the same feeling.

    This tournament has been disappointing overall, and I don’t want to see it won by a team who only secured two victories in normal time (at the most).

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