Renato Sanches breaks Ronaldo's record in Euro 2016 final

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The Bayern Munich midfielder overtakes his Portugal team-mate to become the youngest player ever to appear in a Euro final

Renato Sanches will set a new European Championship record by becoming the youngest player to appear in a final.

Cristiano Ronaldo had held the record after appearing in the Euro 2004 final against Greece at the age of 19 years and 150 days.

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But at 18 years and 326 days, Sanches overtakes his Portugal team-mate as Fernando Santos’ side look to beat France.

Sanches also overtook Ronaldo earlier in Euro 2016 by becoming the youngest player to play for Portugal at a major tournament.

And by finding the net against Poland in the quarter-final, the midfielder also became the youngest player to score a goal in the knockout stages of the European Championship.

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