Ronaldo told me I'd score the winner- Eder

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Ronaldo told me I'd score the winner- Eder

The France forward missed a penalty for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final in May and his team went on to lose on penalties to city rivals Real with Ronaldo sealing the shootout win.

"(Ronaldo) told me I would score the winning goal for the team", the striker told O Jogo.

French riot police stand near the Arc de Triomphe after the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on July 10, 2016.

Portugal were awkward to play against and, even though you think half the job is done when Cristiano Ronaldo limps off early, this is still a well-drilled worldwide team who can cause you damage.

Despite Ronaldo being relegated to the sideline, Portugal wound up winning its first European title thanks to an incredible goal by Eder in the 109th minute.

The new formula produced tight games, with teams focusing chiefly on not losing, and also made the last group games an exercise in mathematics as much as football. "I asked God to give me another chance", the captain of Portugal told Uefa.com.

This year's UEFA European Championship in France was one of the most talked about sporting events ever on Facebook, with Cristiano "Ronaldo lifts the trophy" being the top moment (globally) in the final match.

"We knew we were on the pitch representing an entire nation, Portugal", the centre-back said after the match.

"Clearly, we had our opportunities and we weren't clinical enough".

It didn't seem to be going Portugal's way in the ninth minute when Dimitri Payet's right knee clattered into Ronaldo's standing left leg. I injured myself in the first few minutes, but I've always believed in these players.

"Although I've got nothing that I can hold against my players, they gave absolutely everything tonight".

Only once was Patricio beaten, when Andre-Pierre Gignac's shot hit the inside of the post but it came back out.

"We hit the post, I had chances as well and I nearly scored".

Their energy levels and precision in the final were just not the same as they had been against the Germans, and Portugal capitalised on that.

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