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EURO 2024. France - Portugal: one more little ordeal before the semi-final, the summary

“EURO 2024. France – Portugal: one more ordeal before the semi-final, the summary”

The France team qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2024 by winning the penalty shootout 5-3 against Portugal

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EURO 2024. France - Portugal: one more little ordeal before the semi-final, the summary

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03:00 – The revelation of Kound

“It'éwas my first penalty. I didn't get any more out of it; I've been competing since I was under 19 but it's something I work on quite regularly. Barcelona and I like ça. It was quite natural that I asked. asked the coach if I could shoot and çhe succeeded", revealedé Jules Koundé after the quarter-final against Portugal. A successful initiative for the French right-back who continues to gain depth in this Euro 2024.

02:00 – The positive balance in quarters

France confirmedé that she negotiated the quarter-finals well the Euro. Indeed, this victory à The snatch against Portugal marks the 6th qualification for the semi-finals of the Blues after 1960, 1984, 1996, 2000 and 2016 in 10 attempts. That is to say a success of 60% at the end of the year. present &at; this stage of the competition.

00:45 – 4/6 for Deschamps

< p>Since taking office in 2012, Didier Deschamps has taken part à 6 international competitions (3 Euros and 3 World Cups) and led the way. the Blues à at least four times in the semi-finals (Euro 2016 and 2024, World Cup 2018 and 2022). He has never lost in the last four.

EURO 2024. France - Portugal: one more little ordeal before the semi-final, the summary

When Mr. Oliver indicated the end of overtime, bad memories resurfaced. Were we going to relive the disappointments of previous penalty shootouts again, the astonishment of Bucharest at the end of the day? Euro 2021, the pain of Doha in the final of the 2022 World Cup. The Blues found themselves facing à this exercise which caused themé so many wrongs in the face à an adversary who had emerged victorious a few days earlier carried by the brilliance of Diogo Costa, author of three judgments on the three Slovenian attempts.

However, we must believe that these Blues have changed, not only because Mike Maignan brought his serenity to the relay of a Hugo Lloris who was hardly inspired in this kind of event. A moral force accompanies this group that will never have trembled in the image of Jules Koundé. The French full-back sent his shot with a certain frankness to the edge of the left post out of reach of the opposing goalkeeper, when Youssouf Fofana came along second to slide his ball right into the center as a provocation. Opposite, everyone responded until Joao Felix showed up. Coming into play at half-time in extra time, he hesitated for a moment and crossed his attempt too much. His ball flew low to the ground to bounce off the base of the post and go out. The Blues then had to not falter, which they did, Théo Hernandez finishing the job with a clear cross shot from the left.

On the edge of the field, in his tracksuit, Kylian Mbappé, who had not been able to go beyond of the 105th minute, exulted while all his partners launched into frantic races, relieved to have avoided the worst.

It must be said that the evening will once again have been a success. difficult but not only because of a lack of play. If the first period is too late, forget as the two teams had little to offer, the rest was much more tense, each taking their opportunity. There was thus this double Portuguese alert almost in quick succession. First, Bruno Fernandes approached Maignan with a cross shot. &agrav; level with the ground before this same Maignan was very happy to divert a recovery to close range from Vitinha. Stung, the French reacted with Kolo Muani who had a similar situation to theirs. Doha with a ball coming from over the top and a volley to the left. execute. More eccentric, he crossed his attempt which Ruben Dias deflected. It was then Eduardo Camavinga who had a huge opportunity. the angle of 6 m but on his wrong foot, the right, he rolled his shot too far past the Portuguese goal.

The French evil still rages, as it has since the start of Euro 2024 and it was not Ousmane Dembélé including the winding well felt, came to tease the corner of the set square. left, which denied it. By not being effective, France became worn out and gave the impression of weakening. The extension was a slow ordeal with successive Portuguese waves and the strong tricolor could have given way without the presence of Upamecano in front of Leao or the unprecedented clumsiness by Cristiano Ronaldo. In the 6m, the Portuguese star confirmed its decline by showing itself incapable of improving the superb overflowing work of the restless Francisco Conceiçao. With his shin, he put the ball into orbit, far, so far from the French net. The Blues then lefté weather the storm and were going to take the helm again to decide their destiny, not to mention the welcome help of this happy post.

Without having beené still flamboyant and still miné by this inability &agrav; score, France allowed itself the right to continue to score. believe in. More solid than ever, confident in his defensive strengths and convinced of his strength. that luck will eventually smile on her in attack, she advances towards the flamboyant Spain which she intends to extinguish. 

00:30 – The latest from Cristiano Ronaldo à the Euro

Transparent and borrowed throughout the meeting, Cristiano Ronaldo never weighed in. The sad conclusion to a story that began in 2004 & residence. Twenty years after his birth on the international scene, the Portuguese competed in the World Cup. the last match of his career & the Euro in the quarter-finals of the 2024 edition. At 39, he is the player to have played in the Euro in the quarter-finals of the 2024 edition. most matches (31) and scored the most goals (14) in the history of the competition.

00:15 – The reé action of Maignan

“I'm happy for everyone. Tonight, it was not an easy match with a big nation facing you. We wereé solid defensively and we put them in difficulty. We wereé until the end with the mentality and on penalties, we did not panic. This is what made the difference", reacted to the hot Mike Maignan on the microphone of M6.

05/07/24&nbsp ;- 23:55 – Place à Spain

Coming à At the end of Portugal, France qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2024. The Blues' match will take place next Tuesday at the end of Portugal. 9 p.m. à Munich and opposite will rise Spain, defeater of Germany earlier in the day.

At the end of the suspense, the French team secures its qualification for the last four. of Euro 2024. The French will have failed &agrav; found the flaw in the game but will have realizedé a perfect penalty shootout to get rid of Portugal.

With Olympian calm, Théo Hernandez opens his left foot to lodge his ball flush with the left post. France wins on penalties and qualifies for the semi-finals of Euro 2024!

05/07 /24 – 23:42 – Nuno Mendes 4-3

Nuno Mendes sends his ball under the bar with a cross  oacute; from the left full of determination. He grants Portugal a reprieve.

05/07/24 – 23:41 – Barcola 4-2

Lots of fun recovered, Barcola crosses his shot and sees Diogo Costa starting on the other side. France makes the break.

The post pushes back Joao Felix's cross attempt. First failure in this penalty shootout.

05/07/24- 23:39 – Koundé 3-2

Koundé makes a dry strike from the inside of the right and crosses high near the post. Diogo Costa was unable to do anything even if he dived on the good side.

05/07/24- 23:38 – Bernardo Silva 2-2

Without trembling, Bernardo Silva crosses from the left and lodges the ball à half-height just above the hand of Maignan who had still anticipated well.

05/07/24 – 23:37 – Fofana 2-1

Fofana places the ball from the inside of the right right in the center and deceives Diogo Costa.< /p>

05/07/24 – 23:37 – Cristiano Ronaldo 1-1

Cristiano Ronaldo pauses and chooses to cross from the right. It is out of reach of Maignan who had dived into the sea. on the good side.

05/07/24- 23:35 – Dembél& oacute; 1-0

From the right, Dembélé opens his foot and takes à against Diogo Costa.

France and Portugal will therefore not have found any solution. the opening even after 120 minutes and will therefore have to go through the fateful penalty shootout to find out who will get their ticket for the semi-finals of the tournament. Euro 2024.

05/07/24 – 11:30 p.m. – Last stop in Maignan

The Portuguese lead one last counter with Bernardo Silva shifted to &agrav; RIGHT. The playmaker does not take his chance and chooses a pass & level with the ground in the axis for a partner who from the inside of the foot places his ball. Maignan is vigilant and lies down on it.

05/07/24 – 23:29 – La vaine percée

Théo Hernandez breaks through the Portuguese system and, 20 metres out, passes into the middle where Fofana is too short to receive.

05/07/24 – 23:27 – Vitinha comes out

In the 118th minute, Vitinha is recalled on the bench by Roberto Martinez who chooses to launch Matheus Nunes for the last minutes and the penalty shootout.

05/07/24- 23:26 – Dembélé wins a corner

On the right side, Dembélé accelerates and rather than cutting back, pushes his effort in front of Nuno Mendes conceding a corner.

05/07/24 – 23:25 – Cristiano Ronaldo sanctioned

On the corner kicked by Vitinha, Cristiano Ronaldo hooks Upamecano to try to make an acrobatic volley. The referee saw it and gave a free kick to France.

05/07/24 – 23:25 – Hernandez closes the door

Francisco Conceiçao is very restless and it takes the skill of Théo Hernandez to stop him from picking up again. The French full-back extends with his foot for a corner.

05/07/24 – 23:24 – Barcola provokes

On the left, Barcola makes a double contact to open up a passage into the area. Locked in the corner, he nevertheless tries his luck by rushing a little and sends his shot to the side.

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Teilor Stone

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