The Real Madrid superstar scored a brilliant 50th-minute header in Lyon on Wednesday and then teed Nani up for a quick-fire second goal as Portugal qualified for the final against Germany or France.
"We deserved the win, we will be champions", said 14-year-old fan Maria Beatrix Fernandes.
"The players are devastated but they should be very, very proud".
"Records are nice. I have broken many records and I continue to do so, with the club and the national team as well, but I'm not obsessed with them because they happen as a matter of course", Ronaldo told reporters. We found it hard to open the game up but credit goes to Portugal. "They defended deep and killed our space".
Speaking at a post-match conference Coleman conceded that his players looked exhausted against Fernando Santos' side, who took the lead via a header from captain Cristiano Ronaldo and sealed the win with a Nani goal, assisted by Ronaldo.
Coleman admitted that Wales had failed to respond to the blow of conceding first. Therefore, it might be worth considering that the first goal might come from a set-piece, or a penalty or even an own-goal.
"I think we've grown in confidence and grown in stature". We've done our fair share of winning and now it's time to lose unfortunately.
Coleman lamented the unavailability of midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who was suspended for the last-four showdown. "But it is about the squad. I was delighted with the input of Andy King, who worked his socks off". Balo (Gareth Bale) is a human being. Nobody expected us to get this far but we're very proud and have no regrets.
I'm proud of Wales. "Now we have to get ready for Sunday and we want to make this dream true". "We knew it would be a long way but we've fought all the way", said man-of-the-match Ronaldo. "We came up short tonight, but predominantly with this bunch of lads, we don't come up short".
Portugal coach Fernando Santos walks on the pitch during a training session on the day after the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, in Marcoussis, south of Paris, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
"This is not the end for this group".