Last night was undoubtedly the greatest night in the footballing history of Portugal as they defeated France by 1-0 to win their first major trophy. Super-sub Eder scored the only match of the goal in extra time.
Before that, Portugal had a mighty scare as their star player Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off injured. The Real Madrid man cried twice in the final on Sunday, once when he was stretchered off injured and again when he ran back on in joy after his Portugal teammates claimed a famous win.
French player Dimitri Payet’s heavy challenge floored Ronaldo in the eighth minute of the game. After getting treatment he returned on the pitch with his left leg bandaged only to be stretchered off with tears in his eyes. The scene brought back the memories of 2004 Euro final, when a young Ronaldo could not stop crying after losing to Greece.
Let us see how the twitterati reacted to Ronaldo’s injury:
Payet injuring Ronaldo is the most relevant thing a West Ham player has done at a major tournament since England won the 1966 World Cup
— Josh (@IbeGottaFeeling) July 10, 2016
This is like the Nike advert if Ronaldo had bumped into Sissoko.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) July 10, 2016
What is it about Ronaldos in major finals in Paris. What a shame!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 10, 2016
Terrible to see Cris come off like that. Hope it's nothing too bad 🙏🏼
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 10, 2016
Such a sad sight: Ronaldo borne away on a stretcher. Many at Stade de France stand to applaud him. Forget the ego, Ronaldo one of the greats
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) July 10, 2016
I really hope @Cristiano has not broken his acl ligament 😰 big loss to Portugal
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 10, 2016
— Jason (@Jrobert94) July 10, 2016
Noooooo Ronaldo is so unlucky fucking hell
— Chief (@AttackingWinger) July 10, 2016
Its a shame if C.Ronaldo has to come off. You want to see the great players on the pitch in finals
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 10, 2016
However, the pain and agony turned into joy after the referee blew his final whistle.
Let’s see what players and celebrities alike are saying on Twitter after the famous Portugal win:
— David Guetta (@davidguetta) July 10, 2016
— Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) July 10, 2016
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) July 10, 2016
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) July 10, 2016
Congratulations to Portugal for winning the Euro2016 cup!!! ❤️⚽️
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) July 10, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo is soon to be the first ever person to win the Ballon d'or and manager of the year surely… pic.twitter.com/ds1VZC1oLg
— Footbilly (@footbilly) July 10, 2016
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) July 10, 2016
When despair turns to joy…. pic.twitter.com/OUSq1bvTMp
— Hassan (@ClassofBergkamp) July 10, 2016