Cristiano Ronaldo goes crazy on touchline during Euro 2016 final

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Despite playing just 25 minutes of the Euro 2016 final, Cristiano Ronaldo still made headlines for his amusing antics on the Portugal bench.

After suffering a knee injury early on, the Real Madrid superstar was substituted and carried straight down the tunnel on a stretcher to receive treatement.

He soon re-emerged in Portugal's training kit and sporting a knee brace.


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As the clash with France wore on, Ronaldo was often caught on camera unable to cope with his emotions, especially so after Eder scored the eventual winner in the 109th minute.

In the incredible footage below of the last minute of extra time, Ronaldo can be seen pacing up and down the touchline and pushing manager Fernando Santos in excitement. His reaction at the final whistle is equally as brilliant.


You can hardly blame Ronaldo for his actions following years of anguish since defeat in the Euro 2004 final.

Portugal's pain has now well and truly been eased - they finally have their first major title.

And according to goalscorer Eder, Ronaldo still had a huge role to play after going off injured.

He told Portuguese newspaper O Jojo, per Sky Sports: "[Ronaldo] told me I would score the winning goal for the team. He gave me this strength, this energy and it was vital.

"It was a goal I've been working for from the first minute of the Euros.

"For all the work we did, for all of the Portuguese, it's fantastic. It's well deserved and we should all be congratulated."

In the aftermath of a famous night for Portugal, manager Santos hailed his "amazing group" of players.

He said, per ESPN: "I've always said we're a team. I never hide my thoughts -- I always tell my players what's on my mind.

"I've always told them we've got great talent but we need to fight more than our opponents, run more than them and be more concentrated than them.

"We have an amazing group. They've always believed what I told them: that we could win this."

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