Portugal v Wales, 06 July 2016

Score2-0 to Portugal
RefereeJonas Eriksson
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Semi-final
VenueStade des Lumieres, Lyon
Attendance55,679
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST). Assistant referees: Mathias Klasenius (Sweden) Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden) Fourth official: Szymon Marciniak (Poland) Additional assistant referees: Stefan Johannesson (Sweden) Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden) Reserve assistant referee: Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland) Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) On the night they became the first British nation to play in the semi-final of a major tournament in 20 years, at their first tournament in 58 years, Wales' hopes of becoming the first British nation to reach the final of a major tournament since 1966 crashed in the space of three second-half minutes. With their first attempt on target, Portugal opened the scoring after 50 minutes when, with an amazing leap at the far post, Cristiano Ronaldo headed home from a routine corner. Having become the first player to appear in three European Championship semi-finals, the Real Madrid superstar had now equalled Michel Platini's European Championship finals all-time record of nine goals. Portugal, playing in their fifth Euro semi-final, virtually clinched victory moments later when Nani diverted Ronaldo's long-range shot past Wayne Hennessey. They were now unbeaten in 13 competitive games under coach Fernando Santos but this was the first that they had won by more than a one-goal margin. Although they departed with heads held high, the Welsh were unable to over come the absence of suspended midfield playmaker Aaron Ramsey. Having vastly exceeded all expectations by becoming the first country to reach the semi-finals on their debut at the Euros since Sweden in 1992, at the end of their epic journey, Chris Coleman's charges returned home as heroes.

2  Portugal

Manager: Fernando Santos

0  Wales

Manager: Chris Coleman

Goals:

Cristiano Ronaldo 50 G
Nani 53 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Midfielder Adrien Silva
Midfielder Danilo Pereira
Midfielder João Mário
Midfielder Nani
Midfielder Renato Sanches
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender James Chester
Defender Chris Gunter
Defender Ashley Williams (captain)
Defender/Centre back James M Collins
Defender/Midfielder Neil Taylor
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Gareth Bale
Midfielder Joe Allen
Midfielder Andy King
Midfielder Joe Ledley
Forward Hal Robson-Kanu

Substitutions:

André Gomes for Renato Sanches 74
João Moutinho for Adrien Silva 79
Ricardo Quaresma for Nani 86

Substitutions:

Sam Vokes for Joe Ledley 58
Simon Church for Hal Robson-Kanu 63
Jonny Williams for James M Collins 66

Cards:

Bruno Alves 71 Y
Cristiano Ronaldo 72 Y

Cards:

Joe Allen 8 Y
James Chester 62 Y
Gareth Bale 88 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
Defender Ricardo Carvalho
Defender/Midfielder Eliseu
Midfielder André Gomes
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Vieirinha
Midfielder/Forward Ricardo Quaresma
Forward Eder

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams
Midfielder David Edwards
Midfielder Jazz Richards
Midfielder David Vaughan
Midfielder George C Williams
Midfielder Jonny Williams
Midfielder/Forward Dave Cotterill
Forward Simon Church
Forward Sam Vokes