How the champions fared in the epic showdown? It was an epic battle where French team were up against the team that somehow managed to book their place in the finals but they were the one who emerged victorious as they lifted the trophy with their spirits held high. This was the maiden title for the Portuguese team as they were not only able to end their semi final Voodoo but also ended a draught for the trophy as they overcame all the odds to become the worthy heir to the European champions. It was a great day for the team and here is look on how players contributed to their historical win-
Rui Patricio – 9
The man was on fire for his team. It was the grandest stage of them all and Portuguese defense dragged the team closer to the title but they knew France will not be like the others and will come banging at the goal and in stepped Rui Patricio who kept his team in the match with authority.
How the champions fared in the epic showdown?
Cedric Soares – 8
The lads stock has rocketed to the new heights and the courtesy is his brilliant performance for the team in the tournament and carried the same form in the finals too and kept the French attack at the bay that was blessed with some highly reputed names.
José Fonte – 7
An unsung hero for the Portuguese team and did his defensive duties well as he looked bit fragile in the starting minutes but then came strong.
Pepe – 8
The real Madrid man truly showed that why his team missed him so much during the Wales encounter as he truly showcased his sheer quality, Composure and experience as he led the defense by example. Pepe made the Portugal defense looked impossible to penetrate at the times.
Raphael Guerrieiro – 8
Another day and another spectacular performance for the as he made the French attack looked dormant and also did the Free kick duties when Cristiano Ronaldo was not there for the team.
William Carvalho – 7
Shielded his defense brilliantly and made Paul Pogba silent for the most part of the game. His work ethic was simple sensational and he proved why he is the most wanted holding midfielder in the Europe.
Renato Sanches – 8
The youngest player in the team and truly showcased why Bayern spent millions on him and even in match as low scoring as this. The youngster shined above all the fancied names on the both side.
Joa Mario – 7
The midfielder didn’t made much impact in the attack except one cross but the way he denied the space to the French team was the thing that did his real job.
Adiren Silva – 6
He worked really hard for his team but his performance still looked ordinary as opposed to the other players in the team.
Luis Nani – 7
Portugal’s player of the tournament again showed that Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only thing to watch for the Portuguese team and was pitch perfect.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 5
He would definitely achieve a low ranking as a player as his reign was only for the 25 minutes but will receive a 10 on 10 for the way he helped his team off the field acting like a true leader.
Ricardo Quaresma – 6
It is always tough to step into the shops of mighty Ronaldo but did his best to deliver a strong performance for his team.
Joa Moutinho – 6
The decent performance from the veteran when his team came calling for the fresh lags to rejuvenate the team.
The hero of the match, the strike that landed in the goal was truly remarkable and what a moment for this man as it was the very first goal for his team.