LYON, FRANCE – JULY 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani strike twice in three minutes for Portugal

It was billed as Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Gareth Bale. The two Real Madrid teammates could speak all they wanted that the match was about more than the two of them but no matter how much they said it this was always going to be about them.

It was clear right from the get go as well, as both teams constantly looked to get the ball to their superstars. With the way Portugal have been playing in this tournament, predictably nothing happened during the first half.

When the second half began it was clear someone needed to step up for his team. That man turned out to be Ronaldo, rising to meet a cross off a short corner, something that rarely works, and head the ball home to give Portugal the lead.

Three minutes later Ronaldo was at it again this time setting up former Manchester United teammate Nani to double the lead.

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