It was almost the worst night of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career – but in the end it turned out to be one of the best.

As Portugal beat France 1-0 in extra-time to win Euro 2016 without his help, here’s the story of Ronaldo’s night – injury, moths and all – told in pictures.

1. He warmed up, surrounded by moths.

Cristiano Ronaldo warming up
(Petr David Josek/AP)

2. He got knocked down.

Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Patrice Evra
(Frank Augstein/AP)

3. A moth landed on he face.

4. He went off on a stretcher.

Cristiano Ronaldo
(Joe Giddens/PA)

5. He tried out being a coach.

Cristiano Ronaldo shouts instructions from the sidelines
(Nick Potts/EMPICS)

6. He celebrated.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Portugal's win
(Thibault Camus/AP)

7. He took his shirt off, because of course he did.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Portugal's win
(Joe Giddens/PA)

8. He lifted the trophy.

 Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy at the end of during the Euro 2016 final
(Frank Augstein/AP)

9. And everything was all right.