Match Venue: Parc Olumpique Lyonannais
Match Date: 6 July 2016
It’s the excited face off of two Real Madrid superstars – Cristiano Ronaldo will go against Gareth Bale who led his team in their previous matches.
Experience will be the great advantage of Portugal as this will be their fourth appearance in the European Championship semis. Although, they haven’t shown their full potential yet on their previous matches in the said tournament, luck have surely bring them to the current position that they are into.
Rumors still roam around regarding the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo this season. Still Fernando Santos believes that his men will be able to create an impressive play on this match.
Meanwhile, midfielder William Carvalho will miss this important game due to suspension from their clash against Poland, it will Danilo Pereira who will take his place. Raphael Guerreiro will race against fitness in hope of making it on time, but it will Eliseu who will take part on the game if he won’t be able to make it.
Portugal (4-4-2): Rui Patricio – Cedric, Fonte, Pepe, Eliseu – Mario, Sanches, Moutinho, Silva – Nano, Ronaldo
This will be the Welshman first ever semi-finals appearance. The dragons get to create an impressive record, where they only loose once in their five important campaigns in the competition.
Chris Coleman side is determine to end it big with the help of Wales captain Ashley Williams and added the passion that Gareth Bale have finishing this rally in favored of them might be possible.
Coleman admits that both Bale and Ronaldo were great players, and this match will show how teammates become rivals. Friendship between the two footballers will be set aside for the mean time.
Wales (3-5-2): Henessey – Chester, A. Williams, Collins – Gunter, Ledley, Allen, J. Williams, Taylor- Bale, Robson-Kanu
Wales gets to surpass the expectation that a lot of football fans have thrown into them. They might trigger a great rally over Portugal who continuously struggle in concealing an easy win.
There might be a chance that a draw result will come up, but the fate of the winner will be within the penalty kick that they will make.
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Portugal Last Five Matches
6/14/2016 Poland 1-1 Iceland
06/18/2016 Portugal 0-0 Austria
06/22/2016 Hungary 3-3 Portugal
06/25/2016 Croatia 0-1 Portugal
06/30/2016 Poland 1-1 Portugal*
Wales Last Five Matches
06/11/2016 Wales 2-1 Slovakia
06/16/2016 England 2-1 Wales
06/20/2016 Russia 0-3 Wales
06/25/2016 Wales 1-0 Northern Ireland
07/01/2016 Wales 3-1 Belgium
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