Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was a huge influence to the victory at the just concluded Euro 2016 in France, even when he got injured early in the final against the hosts, he still affected the game a lot.
The Portuguese captain missed most of the actual game as he got injured before twenty minutes into the much anticipated final, yet he refused to fade into the background. He tried forcing himself to stay on but when he discovered he could not run, he left the game weeping but not before asking that his associate captain, Luis Nani, win the trophy for him.
France had the better possession throughout the game but Portugal were a very disciplined side during the duel. Ronaldo returned after the game was forced into half time, with his left leg bandaged due to the injury. He cheered the team on, chipping advices as required. Read more RONALDO INFLUENCES TEAM FROM THE STANDS TO VICTORY