Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday night thanks to substitute Eder's dramatic strike in extra-time at the Stade de France
Pragmatic Portugal with their impervious defence emerged surprising winners on a night that was high on drama, but will not be remembered for the football it produced.
Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Sunday's Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament.
Few would have predicted Portugal to make the Euro 2016 finals after their opening 1-1 draw against Iceland, but here they are.
Key factors that could decide the Portugal-France Euro 2016 final on Sunday
Portugal may have experience of a European Championship final, but Sunday's Euro 2016 showpiece against France will be a role reversal for them.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday, just six weeks after they contested the Champions League final.
With France's baby-faced poster boy Antoine Griezmann going up against preening Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, the Euro 2016 final will feature a duel between two very different number sevens.
From Antoine Griezmann's brilliance to blunt German attack: Five talking points as France reach Euro 2016 final
France beat Germany 2-0 in Marseille on Thursday. Antonie Griezmann scored twice as France sealed a place in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal.
It would be fair to say Germany has achieved its minimum target, a target that could have been exceeded if only Germany had a player to hit it against France.
Antoine Griezmann scored twice Thursday as France beat world champions Germany 2-0 to seal a place in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal.
Only two steps away from glory on home soil, France prepare for their toughest battle yet against Germany in Euro 2016 semi-finals
It is not only the young ones who need to maintain high standards for Germany. In Joachim Loew’s team, everyone needs to pull their weight.
With a goal and an assist to his name, Ronaldo stepped up when it really mattered to lead his team to the Euro 2016 finals.
As his world-class touches against Hungary showed, Ronaldo still has the caliber to single-handedly win matches. He has a chance in his own hands to banish the demons of 2004. All he needs to do is step up and take it.
From the teams that have qualified for the semi-finals, what has stood out is how not one has achieved this courtesy one brilliant individual performance. They have reached the end of the tournament due to the work of the entire team.
While the two semi-final contests are as mouth-watering as it gets, a bit of gloss has been taken of these matches with a number of key players that are set to miss out, either due to suspension or injuries.
Germany face hosts France in the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday in the midst of an injury crisis, but buoyed by memories of their flooring of Brazil at the same stage of the 2014 World Cup.
The seeds of the forest of Welsh success that has grown in France over the last few weeks were sewn not by Galactico Gareth Bale or his manager Chris Coleman, but by former manager John Toshack.
It took a while but France finally appear to be clicking into gear at Euro 2016.