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Portugal knock Wales out of the Euro 2016

Two goals in three minutes helped Portugal knock Wales out of the Euro 2016 tournament with a 2-0 semi-final win in Lyon on Thursday (AEST).
After a first half that was low on chances and entertaining action, Ronaldo broke the deadlock five minutes after the re-start when he leapt majestically to head Raphael Guerreiro's pinpoint cross into the net following a short corner.


Ronaldo inadvertently set up the second three minutes later with a mis-hit shot which Nani deflected into past Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Wales had come into the game with high hopes after an impressive come-from-behind 3-1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals.
On the night, however, Wales badly missed the work of the suspended Aaron Ramsey in midfield and the team was forced to rely too much on star Gareth Bale.
The Welsh created few chances and were unable to convert one to get themselves back in the game.
Regardless of the result, however, Chris Coleman's men far exceeded expectations at Wales' first appearance at a major championships since the 1958 World Cup finals.
Bale told ITV: "We're obviously massively disappointed. But we've got to be proud of ourselves first and foremost.

Portugal also reached the European Championship final in 2004 when the team lost to Greece.
The Portuguese will play in Monday's (AEST) final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
They will face the winner of the second semi-final between Germany and hosts France in Marseille on Friday (AEST). 


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