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Portugal take on Wales in the first semi-final clash of the Euro 2016 at Stade de Lyon, Lyon on Wednesday, 6 July.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 8pm BST. ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD will provide live coverage in the United Kingdom. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Portugal and Wales have never won the European championship with the former's best finish coming when they lost to Greece in front of their home fans in 2004. The Dragons have never made it to the final and this is their first appearance in the tournament.

In the quarter-final clash, Portugal overcame Poland to make it to the last four of the Euro 2016. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski gave his side an early lead before his new club teammate Renato Sanches scored Portugal's equaliser.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw even after the end of the extra time and the outcome was decided on penalties. Jakub Blaszczykowski was the only player who failed to convert, which resulted in Poland losing 5-3 to Portugal on penalties.

Wales, on the other hand, had no trouble in making their way to the semi-final. In the quarter-final clash, Chris Coleman's side saw themselves 1-0 down in the 13th minute, thanks to AS Roma star midfielder Radja Nainggolan's powerful striker.

Gareth Bale
Can Gareth Bale's Wales beat Ronaldo's Portugal to make it to the Euro 2016 final? Getty Images

Swansea City defender Ashley Williams' 30th minute header saw Wales equalise before two goals in the second half saw them seal a 3-1 victory over Belgium. Wales are two victories away from winning the Euros.

For the first semi-final, Wales will be without the services of Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies as the duo are suspended for the clash. William Carvalho is suspended for Portugal, while Pepe's fitness has raised concern over his participation in Lyon.

The clash will also see Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale lead their respective sides. It will be for the first time the two forwards will face each other in a major tournament.

Portugal are yet to win a match in 90 minutes as all of their five matches have ended in a draw. They would not mind another draw as long as they beat Wales in the extra time or penalties to make it to the final.


  • Portugal to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Portugal to win: 6/5
  • Draw: 21/10
  • Wales to win: 3

Team News


Possible XI: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Fonte, Pepe, Eliseu; Mario, Sanches, Moutinho, Silva; Nani, Ronaldo


Possible XI: Henessey; Chester, Williams, Collins; Gunter, Ledley, Allen, Joe Williams, Taylor; Bale, Robson-Kanu.