Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo the first to play in three Euro semifinals

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player ever to reach three European Championship semifinals.

Ronaldo, 30, has been named in the XI for the game against Wales in Lyon and will also look to equal Michel Platini's all-time record of nine goals at the tournament, as he currently sits on eight.

The Real Madrid forward reached the final in 2004 -- a shock defeat to Greece -- and the semifinals in 2012 where Portugal lost to Spain on penalities.

Germany, who will play in a record eighth semifinal against France on Thursday, could also ensure that Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger make their third Euro semifinal appearances if they take to the field.