In theory, the Newcastle midfielder has everything: technique, vision and astonishing physical potential.
The Portuguese will face either France or Germany on Sunday at the Stade de France just outside Paris.
Ronaldo returned to the pitch before extra time began, offering words of encouragement to his teammates.
Still what has he had for breakfast? France: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
Midway through the first half, Portugal's was taken off the pitch on a stretcher injured and was by , leaving playing alone upfront.
France became the second host team to lose the final, after Portugal, and suffered their first defeat at a major tournament hosted in the country since the third-place playoff against.