Ronaldo limps and winces up the steps with his team-mates. For the first time in a while he is wearing the broadest smile. After a few selfies and a lot of jumping around, Ronaldo lifts the trophy, screams with delight and starts kissing it. He looks like he cannot believe this has happened. The worst moment of his career has turned into the greatest.
That’s it for tonight’s live blog. Thanks for your company and emails; congratulations to Portugal on a famous triumph in considerable adversity. Night!