As the score indicates, this France-Portugal (0-0) was very defensive. The Blues rearguard held on to the shock against Cristiano Ronaldo and his team.
Four days after the unbridled 7-1 against Ukraine, there was much less spectacle this Sunday evening at the Stade de France, between France and Portugal (0-0). The world and European champions neutralized each other in a meeting where defenses took precedence over attacks.
For that of the Blues, in front of an impeccable Hugo Lloris, Presnel Kimpembe behaved like a boss, while Lucas Hernandez has returned to a level close to what he had at the World Cup. In the middle of the field, we especially saw Paul pogba while Antoine Griezmann struggled to serve his attackers, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé.
On the Portuguese side, the hinge Pepe-Ruben Dias held the house, well protected by the new sentinel of PSG, Danilo Pereira. Offensively, Bruno Fernandes got off to a good start before gradually fading away, while Cristiano Ronaldo was silent, despite a great opportunity late in the game.
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