Gallery: Wales exit the Euros at the semi-final stage

Wales' Gareth Bale

Cristiano Ronaldo scored one and created another as Portugal won 2-0 in Lyon.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Wales' James CollinsPortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Wales' James Collins

Wales exited the European Championships on Wednesday night in a 2-0 semi-final defeat against Portugal

The Dragons battled well against Ronaldo and co for the first half, and there was little between the two teams as they went into the break at 0-0.

But in the second period Portugal were just a little more savvy, and once Ronaldo rose above James Chester to open the scoring Wales found it difficult to create a genuine chance to get back in the game.

When Nani diverted another Ronaldo effort past Wayne Hennessey, it looked unlikely that there would be a way back into it for Chris Coleman's men.

In truth, aside from a few Gareth Bale efforts from range, Wales had plenty of possession but were unable to really trouble a resolute defence once they went behind.

There was plenty of effort demonstrated and Wales certainly didn't jeopardise the impression that they have become one of Europe's better sides, but without Aaron Ramsey in midfield they were lacking that little bit of quality linking attack to the midfield.

Below are a selection of images from the match:

Portugual v Wales - EURO 2016 - Semi finalPortugual v Wales - EURO 2016 - Semi final

 

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Wales' James CollinsPortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Wales' James Collins

Wales' Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies before the gameWales' Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies before the game

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goalPortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal

 

Portugal's Nani in action with Wales' Ashley WilliamsPortugal's Nani in action with Wales' Ashley Williams

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu in action with Portugal's Jose FonteWales' Hal Robson-Kanu in action with Portugal's Jose Fonte

Wales head coach Chris ColemanWales head coach Chris Coleman

Wales' Joe Allen reactsWales' Joe Allen reacts

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Wales' Gareth Bale after the gamePortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Wales' Gareth Bale after the game

Wales' Gareth Bale at the end of the matchWales' Gareth Bale at the end of the match

Wales team huddle after the gameWales team huddle after the game

Wales players applaud fans at the end of the matchWales players applaud fans at the end of the match

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