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Ronaldo, Nani send Portugal into the Final of Euro 2016

Cristiano RonaldoTwo goals inside four minutes from the former Manchester United duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani earned Portugal a place in the Final of Euro 2016 with a comfortable 2-0 win against minnows Wales, who struggled to really create anything of note during the course of the contest without the attacking nous of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

After a dull first half, reminiscent of so many of Portugal's displays in the tournament thus far, the European Championship regulars dealt a double blow to Wales' hopes of reaching their first major final.


Euro 2016: Wales stun Belgium 3-1 to setup Portugal semi-final

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Gareth Bales' Wales will take on Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in Lyon on Wednesday after the former booked their place in the final 4 of a major tournament for the first time in their history courtesy of a stunning 3-1 win against pre-tournament favourites Belgium in Lille on Friday night.

Playing in front of 12,000+ Wales fans at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Wales were being run ragged in the early exchanges with an excellent save from Wayne Hennessey, a goal-line clearance from Welsh defenders, and then a last ditch block denying Belgium from taking a lead inside the opening moments of the contest.


Euro 2016: Portugal advance to semi-finals on Penalties

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A brilliant save down to his left from Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio to deny former Polish captain Jakub Blaszczykowski decided the game between Poland and Portugal, sending the latter through to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after another tense and at times rather dull affair in Marseille.

Poland threatened to set the game alight when they scored the fast goal of the tournament thus far with Skipper Robert Lewandowski finally netting his first goal of Euro 2016 as he latched on to Kamil Grosicki's left wing cross after a horrible defensive error from Cedric Soares, who allowed the ball to bounce over his head.


Euro 2016: Iceland stun poor England 2-1, France up next

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Iceland celebrated the greatest day in their footballing history as goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson helped them come from behind to beat England 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Sadly for England they looked very under-prepared for the match, without any real gameplan to tackle the minnows, and appeared to believe that just turning up would be enough to guarantee them a win.

England made the perfect start to the game as Raheem Sterling won his side an early penalty as he attempted to take the ball past Hannes Thor Halldorsson in the Iceland goal but was felled by the keeper as he came out to try and smother the ball. Wayne Rooney stepped up to take the penalty and tucked it away with ease to put England in front in just the 4th minute.


Euro 2016: Italy battle past Spain to book Germany Quarter-final date

Italy set up a quarter-final date with Germany at Euro 2016 after ousting the reigning European Champions Spain 2-0 in a last 16 clash in Paris.

The Azzurri, who were embarrassed 4-0 in the Final of Euro 2012 gained a small measure of revenge for that defeat by picking up a hard earned win in the penultimate game of the round.

A 33rd minute goal off the knee of Giorgio Chiellini after David de Gea had produced a couple of half-saves to deny Italy put the Azzurri in the drivers' seat, and their water tight defence proved too good for the Spanish midfield to break down, snuffing out chance after chance.


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