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Euro final goes into extra time

dpadpa 10/07/2016

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has been forced from the field after just 24 minutes of the Euro 2016, which went through to extra time.

France and Portugal will play extra time after their European Championship final ended 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Despite Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo being carried off on a stretcher in the first half, Didier Deschamps' team couldn't find a way through the Portugal defence and its standout goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

France's Antoine Griezmann has so far failed to add to his tournament-leading six goals and was guilty of a bad miss in the second half when he headed over from close range after a cross from the left by substitute Kingsley Coman.

Portugal rarely threatened and it wasn't until the 80th minute that France captain Hugo Lloris was called upon to make his first saves, blocking a cross by Nani and then a spectacular effort on the rebound by Ronaldo's replacement, Ricardo Quaresma.

France's best player, Moussa Sissoko unleashed a powerful long-range drive in the 84th minute, but Rui Patricio again got down well to block the shot.

France's best chance came in stoppage time when substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac hit the post.

Ronaldo left the match in the 25th minute after he failed to recover from Dimitri Payet clattering into his left knee.

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