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

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07:37 – The Blues show their level of play against Portugal

The suspense lasted until the end of the night. Sluggish offensively since the start of the competition, Didier Deschamps' men were able to raise their level of play against the opposition. one of the favorites for this Euro 2024. Having puté on the 4-3-3 formula with Kolo Muani at the forefront and the duo Antoine Griezman and Kylian Mbappé to support him, Camavinga was the incumbent in place of Adrien Rabiot, currently suspended.

If the strategy chosen by the coach of the France team has started timidly, the ball being largely left behind. &agrav; the Seleçao, the latter nevertheless made it possible to limit any danger in the area from goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

07:00 – A Deschamps record

At the head of the French team since 2012, Didier Deschamps has supervised& ;eacute; against Portugal his 17th match à Direct elimination, Euro and World Cup combined. A record that he shares with the German Joachim Löw. Even stronger, in these 17 matches, he won some. 13, better than any other coach.

06:00 – Didier Deschamps' reaction

At a press conference, Didier Deschamps returned to the difficult qualification of the France team against Portugal. "C& It was a very tense, very close match. It could have gone one way or the other, even if we had a more laborious end to the match in overtime, with less ball. There was also fatigue. It comes down to small details but I'm happy for the group. They pushed themselves to the limit and turned the match in the right direction. for us", greetedé the French coach delighted to see the adventure in Germany continue.

05:00 – The d& ;eacute;ception of Pepe

Just after the elimination of Portugal on penalties against Spain France, Pepe could not hide his sadness. "It's hard to find the words to describe our performance and everything the team showed. Our efforts deserved a different result. Unfortunately, it's football. Four days ago, we were all happy because we had beaten Slovenia (0-0, 3-0 on penalties, editor's note), but today we are sad", confidedé the defender & Sport TV. At 41, the Portuguese veteran was certainly dreaming of another reverence at the European Championship, like his colleague ;eac;teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

04:00 – Saliba's reaction

< p>"Today (yesterday), it was not an easy match. Portugal was one of the best teams in the tournament. We suffered a lot and Mike (Maignan) kept us in the match. We tried to to defend all together, to not give up anything", explained William Saliba, in a voice placed at the microphone of M6, very happy and relieved! of France's qualification for the semi-finals.

03:00 – The revelation of Koundé

“It was my first penalty. I hadn't taken one in competition since the Under-19s but it's a move I work on quite regularly at Barcelona and I like it. It was quite natural for me to ask the coach if I could take it and “I succeeded”, revealed Jules Koundé after the quarter-final against Portugal. An initiative crowned with success for the French right-back who continues to gain depth in this Euro 2024.

02:00 – The positive balance sheet in the quarter-finals

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 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.

We must believe, however, that these Blues have changed, not only because Mike Maignan brought new ideas. its serenity taking over from a barely inspired Hugo Lloris; in this type of event. A moral force accompanies this group which will never tremble. &agrav; the image of Jules Kound. The French side sent his strike with certain frankness at the post à left out of reach of the opposing goalkeeper, when Youssouf Fofana appeared second to slide his ball into the center as a provocation. In front, everyone responded until the end. what Joao Felix presents himself. Entrance in play &agrav; Halftime into extra time, he hesitated for a short moment and crossed his attempt too far. His ball flew à level with the ground to bounce on the base of the post and exit. It then remained for the Blues à They didn't flinch, which they did, Théo Hernandez finishing the job with a cross shot. clear from the left.

On the edge of the pitch, in his tracksuit, Kylian Mbappé who had not been able to go beyond in 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

Full of serenity, 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 places 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.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo marks a timeout 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 a 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 à 20 m, gives in the axis where Fofana is too fair to receive.

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Teilor Stone

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Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116