Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in the final as Portugal beat Wales 2-0

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo looked forward to crying tears of joy following Sunday's Euro 2016 final after his goal inspired his team to a 2-0 semi-final win over Wales.

AFP July 07, 2016 08:50:27 IST
Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in the final as Portugal beat Wales 2-0

Lyon: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo looked forward to crying tears of joy following Sunday's Euro 2016 final after his goal inspired his team to a 2-0 semi-final win over Wales.

The Real Madrid superstar scored with a brilliant 50th-minute header in Lyon on Wednesday and then teed Nani up for a quick-fire second goal as Portugal qualified for only their second major final.

Euro 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in the final as Portugal beat Wales 20

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates winning the Euro 2016 semifinal match aginst Wales. AP

"The team did a marvellous job to reach the final. I hope on Sunday you'll see me crying with joy," said Ronaldo, who as a 19-year-old wept on the pitch after Portugal lost 1-0 to Greece as hosts of Euro 2004.

"I always said I wanted to win something with Portugal. I've been at the highest level for 13 years. The statistics never lie."

Ronaldo's goal, his third at the tournament, saw him tie France great Michel Platini's record of nine goals at European Championship finals.

He now trails tournament top scorer Antoine Griezmann of France by one goal.

Portugal will play the winner of Thursday's second semi-final between hosts France and world champions Germany in Sunday's final at the Stade de France.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Premier League: Gareth Bale's move from Real Madrid to Tottenham to be completed this week, says agent Jonathan Barnett
Sports

Premier League: Gareth Bale's move from Real Madrid to Tottenham to be completed this week, says agent Jonathan Barnett

Tottenham are expected initially to take Bale on loan as part of a package that includes them paying around half of his wages, as well as some added fees depending on the Welshman's performances

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett confirms talks with Tottenham over possible return to Premier League
Sports

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett confirms talks with Tottenham over possible return to Premier League

With a contract running at Real Madrid until 2022, Gareth Bale could rejoin Tottenham on a loan deal rather than a permanent signing.

Premier League: Everton complete signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid
Sports

Premier League: Everton complete signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid

James's performances on the world stage earned him an 80 million euro ($95 million) move to Madrid six years ago and he shone in his first season in the Spanish capital under Ancelotti's management.