Cristiano Ronaldo believes he can fulfil his dream by inspiring Portugal to a first major trophy after the Real Madrid forward equalled Michel Platini’s goalscoring record in the European Championship finals to knock out Wales.
As the minutes ticked down at the Stade De Lyon the Wales support took the chance to sing goodbye to this tournament, just as Iceland had in Paris, a beautiful little wake for a few weeks that will live on in a series of glorious moments.
This was the death of a dream, but not a reason to wallow or curse at the thought of what might have been.
Gareth Bale had made the point that Wales’s historic run to the Euro 2016 semi-final had somehow not felt real. “In a way it doesn’t,” he said earlier in the week. As the madness swirled on the outside and the national fervour pulsed back at home, they had gone game by game, living inside their bubble.
The Argentina international was available on a free after leaving Sevilla, but he has ended up joining Italian giants Inter Milan.
Mark Warburton has added eight new faces to Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers, and Kenny Miller likes the look of one of them so far.
The striker was Brendan Rodgers first signing as Celtic manager.
Southampton are ready to make a move for Nicolae Stanciu.
The player looks set to join Newcastle United in the Championship.