It was a pretty intense Euro 2016 semi-final between Portugal and Wales, with Cristiano Ronaldo and company finally coming out with a win after 90 minutes. The Portuguese managed to score twice in the first ten minutes of the second-half, while their opponents simply couldn’t manage to fight back.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani were able to find the back of the net for Portugal, as the Real Madrid player brilliantly headed a cross, while Valencia’s latest transfer deflected a shot inside the penalty box. On the other side, the absence of Aaron Ramsey was quite obvious, as Wales looked a lot more neutral than their previous match against Belgium.
In the end, the efforts of Gareth Bale weren’t enough, as the fast-paced winger did all he could and was all over the pitch for the entire match, but was not able to single handedly defeat Portugal.
This game could've been the turning point in the Bale/CR7 balance at Real Madrid. Instead so far it's a reminder of how extraordinary CR7 is— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 6, 2016
Wales Kit Man: So, we both normally wear red— innocent drinks (@innocent) July 6, 2016
Portugal Kit Man: Yes
WKM: So we could…
PKM:…both wear green?
Both: Great plan#WALPOR
Feel bad for Bale. Felt like he was playing alone. Did it all bar scoring: orchestrating, create few chances, distributing, defending.— Sergi Domínguez (@FutbolSergi) July 6, 2016
Zidane must've had a massive impact on Bale pic.twitter.com/utdjzosbGV— Iconic No 7 (@IconicNo7) July 6, 2016
Bale, overrated. Cut in, ignore teammates, shoot. Rich man's Andros Townsend.— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) July 6, 2016
Bale played better than CR7. MOTM tbh. Don't @ me— #TeamCoco (@MrCocoyam) July 6, 2016