Portugal defeated France in the Euro 2016 final to win its first European Championship. However, it wasn’t easy for the Portuguese after Cristiano Ronaldo exited the game in the first half with a devastating injury, sending the Twitterverse into a frenzy.
After losing in heartbreaking fashion in the Euro 2004 final at home to Greece, Portugal exorcised those demons by shutting down the host nation 12 years later.
As expected, the never-ending Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate was reignited after the latter claimed his first international trophy. Based on the reaction from fans and media, Ronaldo seems to be pulling ahead.
Both players will go down as two of the greatest of all-time, but the summer of 2016 will forever be remembered as Ronaldo’s crowning moment.