Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Euro 2016 final in tears with knee injury

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This was not the way Cristiano Ronaldo had planned it!

It was supposed to be his night. The chance to finally say he has something Lionel Messi can never have, the night to prove he is not over the hill, the night to prove he is a team player.

What was not suppose to happen was Dimitri Payet.


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The Euro 2016 final was all set up for Ronaldo to be the hero, 12 years after he failed to beat Greece as a 19-year-old in the same competition. But just ten minutes into the game, Payet clattered into the 31-year-old and appeared to sprain his knee.

Heroically, Ronaldo played on for a bit before going down in a heap of tears. He hobbled off and a nation fell silent.

He briefly gave them hope after coming back on but it was clear he was in some discomfort and could barely job let alone run or jump. Ultimately, it was not to be and he left the field five minutes later. Ricardo Quaresma replaced him.

The Stade de France united to give the Real Madrid star a standing ovation as he left the field on a stretcher.

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Here he is in tears

Please try not to laugh at the moth in his face, who appears to have no sympathy for his situation.

Here he is leaving the field

And here is the tackle that ended his evening

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