Dubbed as battle of champions, Portugal vs France in Euro 2020 is indeed, a match to watch out for! Read W88 to know what happened in Portugal-France Euro 2020!
The 3-0 highlights of France vs Portugal
This Portugal vs France sports news has been all over the town! A showdown between defending Euro champions Portugal and defending World Cup champions France at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium ended in a draw, 2-2.
The duel between the two football giants Portugal-France Euro 2020 looked like a showdown between former Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, who both scored two goals for their team.
Benzema ended his goal drought for France while Ronaldo made history as he tied the men’s all-time international scoring record. Ronaldo shares the honor with Iran’s Ali Daei, who set the record at 109 international goals. So indeed, this France vs Portugal is a hot game!
The jam-packed Puskas Stadium was lively and energetic as the awaited Portugal vs France match went on. Both Portugal and France have scoring opportunities but their respective goalkeepers refused to concede a goal.
The deadlock of Portugal-France Euro 2020 game, which lasted for 30 minutes, was broken when a penalty was awarded to Portugal. The penalty was due to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hitting Danilo Pereira’s head while defending a goal attempt.
Ronaldo converted the penalty to give Portugal the lead at the 30-minute mark. France equalized at 2 minutes of added time (45+2’) as Benzema converted a penalty. The penalty was awarded as Nelson Semedo tackled Kylian Mbappe inside the penalty area. The first half ended in a draw, 1-1.
In the early minutes of the France vs Portugal second half, Benzema gave France the lead as he scored in the 47-minute mark. Paul Pogba assisted Benzema with the goal. VAR reviewed the goal for a possible offside but the goal still stands.
However, the lead in this Portugal vs France didn’t last long as Ronaldo scored an equalizer for Portugal from the penalty spot at the 60-minute mark. The penalty was awarded to Portugal after a handball inside the penalty area was committed by Jules Kounde. The deadlock was never again broken and the match ended in a draw.
Even with a draw in this Portugal-France Euro 2020 battle, France still topped Group F while Portugal plummeted to the third spot. France gains an outright advancement to the knockout phase.
As for Portugal, the team also advanced to the knockout phase after ranking first out for the third-placed team rankings. Because of the great offense and depense of both, Portugal vs France resulted in to tie. Truly, Portugal vs France is a great game despite the 2-2 draw.
Portugal vs France scores:
- Portugal – 2
- France – 2
France vs Portugal starting lineup:
- France: Lloris, Koundé, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernández, Pogba, Kanté, Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappé, Benzema, Pavard, Lenglet, Lemar, Giroud, Rabiot, Zouma, Mandanda, Sissoko, Digne, Coman, Ben Yedder, Maignan
- Portugal: Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo, Dalot, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Danilo, Alves Palhinha Gonçalves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, João Moutinho, Neves, Renato Sanches, Oliveira, Jota, Cristiano Ronaldo, José Fonte, André Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Lopes, William Carvalho, Ferreira Silva, Neves, Dantas da Silva, Sequeira
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