The images of Cristiano Ronaldo in tears after the Euro 2004 final were doing the rounds before the start of the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France. Ronaldo could not lift the trophy 12 years ago as a teenager, but, at the second time of asking, the Portuguese superstar was given the opportunity to do so.

It was not a memorable final for Ronaldo, after a challenge from Dimitri Payet saw him taken off. One might have thought that it was yet another tragic moment for Ronaldo in international football, but Eder had other things in mind.

After Ronaldo was forced to watch the majority of the Euro 2016 final from the sidelines, France had everything going for them to win the title, but substitute Eder struck the decisive blow in the 109th minute of the match, scoring a brilliant individual goal to give Portugal an unforgettable victory.

Fans were referring to Ronaldo as a warrior after the title win and paid tribute to him on Twitter. 

Here are some of the tweets:

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