Portugal beat Wales to reach EURO 2016 finals

Portugal have reached the final of Euro 2016 courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Wales in their last-four clash in Lyon this evening.

Two quickfire goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani at the start of the second half proved to be the difference as Portugal ended Wales’s remarkable run at the competition to reach just their second European Championship final.

The match was the first time that Wales had ever appeared in the last four of a UEFA or FIFA competition at any level, and they made a fairly nervous start against their vastly more experienced opponents.

Portugal, in their seventh semi-final at a major tournament, enjoyed more of the ball early on but struggled to make much of a breakthrough themselves as Wales dealt with a number of crosses into the box.