It is a Euro match, and no doubt a win in the finals is bigger than big. But what made the Portugal win over the French in the Euro 2016 football finals monumental is that fact that it was as long as since 1975 that Portugal had defeated the French. And the fact was the win happened on the home turf of the French makes it no less challenging or exciting,
Sympathies lay with the French, the world looked forward to their win, as it was predicted too. And when the Portuguese Captain and striker Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the pitch over a knee injuries with just 24 minutes of the play behind, it looked like the French were winning.
However, the Portugese were steadfast in their intentions. The team stood strong, and played defense with tenacity until the right moment arrived. From then on, the team hung on and made it a phenomenal win with a 1-0 lead.
Ronaldo shared, I’ve been looking for this for a long time. Sine 2004 (when Portugal lost Euro final to Greece at home), I’ve asked God for a second chance.