Euro 2016: Portugal through to the final after beating Wales 2-0

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2016 02:24 IST
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 semifinal. (AP Photo)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani were on target as Portugal defeated Wales 2-0 to qualify for the Euro 2016 final on Wednesday.

Portugal centre back Pepe was left out of their team to face Wales in the semi-final of Euro 2016 on Wednesday after losing his battle to recover from a thigh injury. Midfielder Danilo replaces the suspended William Carvalho and left back Raphael Guerreiro was preferred to Eliseu.

Wales coach Chris Coleman has drafted in Andy King and James Collins in place of suspended duo Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies. King, a Premier League title winner with Leicester City last season, has played just 26 minutes at the Euros in two substitute appearances.

The match will be Portugal’s fifth European championship semi-final and fourth in the last five editions. Wales are playing in their first major tournament in 58 years and their first ever semi-final.

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