On July 10, 2016, Portugal defeated France 1-0 and took the continental title.
TO Cristiano Ronaldo always asked him for triumphs with Portugal. And they reproached him that he won everything with the teams he was in, but not with his team. The memory of the Euro 2004, When he was barely a talented young man, he was marked, because he was perhaps the best generation with Figo, Rui Costa and company and a Greece fiercely took the title from them at home in a surprising and unexpected way.
In 2016, with him being the benchmark, CR7 took the Portuguese team and threw it over his shoulder to carry him to the end of the road, to defeat France in the last match and finally lift the most important national trophy in Europe.
In the group stage, the ghost of bad performances was present, as Portugal advanced after three draws against Hungary, Iceland and Austria. Already in the second round, Quaresma gave the victory in extra time against Croatia, Poland fell behind in penalties in the quarters and Wales (2-0) in the semifinals.
Cristiano, who was not the top scorer, was the top motivator for a team that he believed could do anything and that stopped the powerful France of Antoine Griezmann, who two years later would be world champion in Russia.
That day, Cristiano Ronaldo cried, as he rarely did, and took a weight off himself, and wrote the history of Portugal that finally could enter the list of winners of the Eurocup.
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