Euro 2016 News
Portugal stuned Wales 2-0 with two quick strikes in the second half to grant themselves a place in the grande final of the Euro 2016 on Sunday night.
The EURO 2016 semifinals kicked-off with a match between Portugal and Wales in Lyon, France. Portugal made their first Euro Final since 2014, the Portuguese team have gotten to 4 consecutive semi finals in which they never got through to the finals except for this one.
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It was a fantastic match that have the duel between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the match kicked off at a slow pace – Bruno Alves stand in for Pepe in Portugal’s starting line-up, while Andy King stepped played instead of Aaron Ramsey in the Welsh side.
It was Joe Allen with a first real event of the game, getting a booking for his challenge on Nani after recklessly losing one ball in the midfield after 6 minutes. Really the Welsh side dominated in the first half of the game.
Both teams passed the ball around relentlessly, looking for any sort of opening – Joao Mario drove his effort wide in the 16th minute, while Gareth Bale made a low cross towards Andy King six minutes later, but Rui Patricio swept the ball in front of the Leicester man. Bale took a shot himself minute later with Rui Patricio able to make a save.
Adrien Silva was next with a semi-chance, dispatching a nice shot in the 33rd minute but it drifted wide.
The second half commenced like the match is going to end goal not until 50min, whe the Portuguese played a corner-kick from the left side, short to Guerreiro, who curved a delicious first-time ball to the far post. Ronaldo rose majestically eight yards from goal and thumped a header high into the net.
Just three minutes after the first goal C.Ronaldo, 25 yards from goal to the right of centre, mishit a low cross-shot that fell perfectly for Nani, who slided it past Hennessey from close-range.
Wales tried to come back with Vokes replacing Ledley and Church subtitute for Robson-Kanu. It could’ve been three-nil(3-0) however with a rebound after Nani’s shot in the 66th, with Joao Mario putting an easy chance just wide.