WATCH: Éder’s thunderous goal wins Portugal Euros

Portugal are European Champions, defeating France 1-0 after substitute Éder broke the deadlock with a screaming long-range goal in extra-time.

After coming on for mideiflder, Renato Sanches, Éder was able to quickly imprint himself on the game with a thunderous long-range strike past French keeper Hugo Lloris in the ‘108 minute.

Astonishingly, he’d only seen a total of 13 minutes playing time in this tournament before scoring the goal that won his nation the European Championship.

Not bad huh? Watch the goal below.

With Cristiano Ronaldo succumbing to a knee-injury early in the first half, Portugal lacked attacking firepower for the rest of the game.

But it was Ronaldo’s belief in him, that Éder attributes to aiding the goal.

“Cristiano told me I would be scoring the winning goal. He gave me strength and positive energy,” Éder told reporters post-game.

After an opening ninety minutes which was mostly dominated by an onslaught of French attack; Portugal, as they have done successfully for the most of the tournament, parked the bus.

Just turns out that you can win tournaments on defence.

Jacob Arnott