Cristiano Ronaldo cried twice in the Euro Cup 2016 final, once when he was stretchered off injured and again when he limped back on in joy after his Portugal teammates claimed a historic win over France.
When he succumbed to a knee injury midway through the first half at the Stade de France last night, it looked set to be a miserable night for the three-time World Player of the Year.
But substitute Eder's extra-time goal saw Portugal triumph 1-0 to stun the hosts and finally win their first major international trophy.
"Today I felt sadness and happiness. What I can say is that it was one of the happiest moments of my life. I cried," said Ronaldo.
The moment when Ronaldo got injured during 25th minute of the game.
Ronaldo was in deep pain both physically and emotionally.
With no goals on board within time limit. Ronaldo looked tensed for his victory dream.
In Ronaldo's absence it was the Lille forward Eder who emerged as the unlikely hero.
First Published: Monday, Jul 11, 2016 01:05 PM