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Portugal lift Euro trophy without talisman

Portugal win Euro 2016

Football – Euro 2016: Portugal won their first major trophy, beating the hosts France in extra-time and without their talisman Ronaldo for most of the match.

The Barcelona star limped out of the game in the 25th minute after making a brief attempt to play on following a hefty challenge from Payet. Instead he was forced to watch from the sidelines as the game drifted goal-less into added time.

A wonder strike from Eder 11 minutes from the end of the second period finally settled the match.

Ronaldo celebrates at the final whistle

Ronaldo celebrates at the final whistle

France were a disappointment and a shadow of the free flowing team that swept past Germany and Iceland in the previous rounds.

French striker Antoine Griezmann finished the tournament as leading goal-scorer, but this was only consolation on a night of expectation at the Stade de France.

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Golf – Scottish Open: Alex Noren edged out England’s Tyrrell Hatton to win the Scottish Open title by one stroke at Castle Stuart.

The Swede’s two-under-par 70 on the final round saw him finish 14 under and earn him a place at the Open Championship at Royal Troon this week.

He led from halfway to claim his fifth European Tour title and a cheque for £583,330.

He will be joined at the Open by Scotland’s Richie Ramsay who finished sixth alongside England’s Andy Sullivan. Other Scots who will appear at the Open are: Sandy Lyle, Paul Lawrie, Colin Montgomerie, Russell Knox and Marc Warren.

Final leader board top positions:

-14 A Noren (Swe); -13 T Hatton (Eng); -12 N Colsaerts (Bel) M Manassero (Ita) D Lee (NZ); -11 R Ramsay (Sco) A Sullivan (Eng)

 

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