Portugal 1 - 0 France (AET): How the players rated

France and Portugal played out a tense encounter in the final. Picture: Getty
France and Portugal played out a tense encounter in the final. Picture: Getty
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Portugal won the European Championships after defeating France in the final.

Eder scored the winning goal 11 minutes from the end of extra time. Here’s how the unlikely hero and the rest of his team-mates fared in the match.


RUI PATRICIO: Denied Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in normal time to frustrate France - 7/10

CEDRIC SOARES: A steady display from the Southampton right-back, but tested by France substitute Kingsley Coman - 6

RAPHAEL GUERREIRO: A crucial outlet down the left. Hit the bar with an extra-time free-kick - 7

PEPE: Turned by Andre-Pierre Gignac late on but saved by the post. Otherwise untroubled - 6

JOSE FONTE: A composed display from the Southampton defender - 6

WILLIAM CARVALHO: Solid, nullifying the threat of France’s attacking midfielders - 6

CRISTIANO RONALDO: The talisman was carried off on a stretcher midway through the first half - 5

JOAO MARIO: The tricky winger had his moments, but they were few and far between - 7

NANI: A threatening presence, but did not have the opportunity to run at France as often as he would have liked - 7

RENATO SANCHES: Not as influential as he was earlier in the tournament - 5

ADRIEN SILVA: Energetic performance, but little opportunity to show his quality - 5


RICARDO QUARESMA (for Ronaldo, 25 minutes): One acrobatic effort apart, pretty ineffective - 6

JOAO MOUTINHO (for Silva, 67): Was unable to exert his playmaking influence - 6

EDER (for Sanches, 79): A stunning goal for the Swansea flop settled the final in Portugal’s favour - 8


HUGO LLORIS: Saved from Nani and Quaresma in quick succession and could do nothing about the goal - 7

BACARY SAGNA: A composed performance from the Manchester City defender - 6

PATRICE EVRA: Calm display. Rarely did Portugal test the 35-year-old’s pace by running at him - 7

LAURENT KOSCIELNY: Shaky at times as France’s defence failed to convince - 5

SAMUEL UMTITI: The Barcelona-bound defender was exposed on occasions - 5

MOUSSA SISSOKO: The Newcastle man was full of energy and central to much of France’s best work - 7

DIMITRI PAYET: His robust challenge led to Ronaldo’s departure, but he was unable to exert his on-ball influence - 5

BLAISE MATUIDI: The Paris St Germain midfielder ran and ran, but did not get his rewards - 7

OLIVIER GIROUD: Spurned a good chance in the second half before being replaced - 5

PAUL POGBA: Played a deep-lying role, where his influence was limited - 5

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN: Two chances, both headers, but no goal. Not as clinical as previously - 6


KINGSLEY COMAN (for Payet, 58): Created chances for France, but his team-mates could not seize them - 7

ANDRE-PIERRE GIGNAC (for Giroud, 78): Hit the post in second-half stoppage time - 6

ANTHONY MARTIAL (for Sissoko, 110): Had too little time to stretch Portugal - 6

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