European Championship

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Stade de France
Attendance 75,868


    • KICK OFF
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      SI André-Pierre Gignac SO Olivier Giroud
    • 79'
      SI Éder SO Renato Sanches
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      YC Samuel Umtiti
    • 90'
      THEY'VE NEARLY WON IT! You can't come closer than that without scoring! A brilliant piece of individual skill from Gignac sees him embarrass Pepe and pick out the near corner from close range, but his effort smacks off the inside of the post and somehow stays out! An inch to the right and France wou
    • 90'
      A stunning tackle from Koscielny halts a Portugal break, one that nearly proves perilous for Santos' side as they're caught lacking numbers at the back. France fail to act quickly, however, as they let Portugal off the hook with a feeble attempt to counter.
    • 90'
      We're headed for extra-time!
    • 95'
      YC Raphael Guerreiro
    • 97'
      YC Blaise Matuidi
    • 98'
      YC William Carvalho
    • 120'
    • 120'
      Patricio is booked for time wasting.
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      That's all for our live coverage from the Stade de France, thank you for following along. Goodbye!
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      It was Eder who stepped up for them this time, the unlikeliest of heroes for a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal side. Sheer euphoria for the tiny nation, who are soaking up every second of this, their first international success at a major tournament!
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      Portugal stick to what had been working for them all along, as they put in a defensive masterclass to deny the French the trophy on home soil. Fernando Santos' side, who have developed a flair for the dramatics, win their third match of the tournament in extra-time, after playing out to a sixth draw
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      Portugal negotiate the two best chances of the first 15 minutes of extra-time, both from set-pieces. Pepe came close with a header - though an offside would have seen it called back anyhow - while Eder forced Lloris into a save late on. France still have the backing of the home supporters behind the
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      The frame of the goal comes to Portugal's rescue in the dying minutes, as they overcome an early injury to Cristiano Ronaldo to preserve the draw and force an extra 30 minutes - and perhaps penalties.
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      Deschamps' side enjoyed a lively start to proceedings, before a Cristiano Ronaldo injury put a damper on the match which struggled to reigninte over the final 20 minutes despite the best efforts of Moussa Sissoko. And so we head into the break scoreless at the Stade de France, a familiar scoreline f
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      The players take their spot on the pitch - on what is a very hot day in Saint-Denis - as we creep ever-closer to kick-off!
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      What an atmosphere! The pre-match festivities - appropriate for the magnitude of the occasion - are followed by the wonderful rendition of these two national anthems, observed with great acuity in this packed venue at the Stade de France.
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      But the road to Saint-Denis is merely an afterthought, because in sport, unlike life, it’s the destination that matters, not the voyage. To ruminate on the passage to the final would be an act in futility. Drawing the vast majority of their matches doesn’t put Portugal at a disadvantage tonight. Win
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      After drawing all three of their group games, Portugal needed extra-time to beat Croatia and penalties to dispose of Poland before finally putting in the convincing performance they had been craving against Wales to book their place in the final. Meanwhile, just once, against Switzerland, have Franc
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      The hosts are the favourites, beyond a reasonable doubt, with Portugal’s participation in the final called into question. Fernando Santos’ side didn’t pick up their first win (in 90 minutes) in the tournament until the semi-finals, against a Wales side depleted by suspensions. It’s left many questio
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      For France, this journey has helped bring joy back to the country that was left devastated following November’s terrorist attacks. It’s a remarkable story being written by Les Bleus – an appropriate plot for a Disney movie. A nation left scared and broken less than a year ago, is now ensconced – fix
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      France, an expectant nation left ruminating past success, are poised to enter into another period of dominance. It doesn’t take much to recognise the similarities of this side to the one which won the World Cup in 1998, Euro 2000 and both 2001 and 2003 Confederations Cup. Antoine Griezmann the Thier
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      Cristiano Ronaldo was part of that team, a fresh-faced Manchester United teenager at the time. An ostensibly unassailable Portugal side - implacable by nature - entered the final as heavy favourites against Greece, but it was not to be. Tonight they assume the role of underdogs themselves – a backgr
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      Portugal, starved of success on the international stage, are desperate for redemption. Redemption for 2004. Redemption for their shocking defeat to Greece in the final, on home soil. Redemption for a loss the national team has yet to recover from. Redemption for every painstaking minute of that matc
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      The motivation – incentive, craving, want – backing both teams is equally unquenchable, but derives from varying historical backdrops. Portugal continue their trenchant search for a first major trophy, while France look to reignite a dynasty that saw them dominate the international level leading up
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      You've got the team news, been prepped on the referee, so let's delve right into the match background, shall we? It’s Portugal and France. A nation of 10 million against a nation of nearly 67 million. Two countries separated only by Spain, the winners of the last two European Championships. The trop
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      The referee for tonight’s proceedings is Mark Clattenburg. The Englishman is no stranger to the big occasion, encapsulating his wonderful year as an arbitrator with yet another deserving appointment. In the last two months, Clattenburg has also officiated the FA Cup final as well as the Champions Le
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      In front of them is the vaunted - feared - foursome, topped by striker Olivier Giroud who leads the lines. The tournament's leading scorer Antoine Griezmann lines up just in behind him, with Moussa Sissoko and Dimitri Payet providing the support out wide. Deschamps has a number of options to turn to
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      Didier Deschamps, meanwhile, names an unchanged XI to the side which defeated Germany in the semi-final. Laurent Koscielny and Samuel Umtiti resume their partnership at the back, with the experienced Bacary Sagna and Patrice Evra on the flanks. They are protected by the spirited duo of Paul Pogba an
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      Cedric Soares and Raphael Guerreiro remain the first-choice wing-backs ahead of Vieirinha and Eliseu, lining up on either side of Pepe and Jose Fonte. Portugal employ a diamond in midfield, with Renato the number 10, William in a holding role and the likes of Joao Mario and Adrien Silva providing su
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      The big news surrounding the Portugal team is the return of Pepe to the XI. Fernando Santos was sweating the fitness of the centre-half in the build-up to the final, but he has recovered from the thigh injury which kept him out of the semi-final to return to the side today at the expense of Bruno Al
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      FRANCE SUBS: Jallet, Rami, Kante, Cabaye, Gignac, Martial, Schneiderlin, Mangala, Mandanda, Digne, Coman, Costil.
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      PORTUGAL SUBS: Alves, Carvalho, Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Lopes, Danilo, Gomes, R. Silva, Eliseu, Quaresma, Eduardo.
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      FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
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      PORTUGAL (4-4-2): Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Mario, William, Sanches, A. Silva; Nani, Ronaldo.
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      We will leave no stone unturned in getting you set for the grand spectacle, but where better to start than with the team news?
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      Good evening! Bonsoir! Boa noite! Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2016 European Championship final from the Stade de France!
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      THE 2016 EURO FINAL IS UNDERWAY! Portugal get us started, in their red strip, attacking left to right, with France in blue.
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      France are keen to commit numbers forward early, which has left plenty of space for Portugal to find on the counter, though they've struggled to pick out a pass in the early going. It's almost strange to see Fernando Santos' side in their regular red kits, given how often they've been made to wear t
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      The positive start from the hosts continues through the opening five minutes, causing Portugal problems by the sheer bodies they're getting forward while in possession. A cleverly cushioned header tees Sissoko up for a shot atop the area, the first chance of the night for either side, but he gets th
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      Buoyed by the backing of their home support, France have a real spring in their step. They've come out of the gate fired up, and Portugal simply haven't been able to match the same intensity. Payet puts in a fair challenge on Ronaldo, but catches him with the follow-through, bringing play to a halt
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      SPLENDID GOALKEEPING! A slip from Pepe acts as a conduit for a France attack, with Griezmann getting on the end of a cross in from the left, but his header is acrobatically knocked over the bar by Patricio! Wondeful athleticism from the keeper!
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      This one simpler, for Patricio. Giroud does well to elude his marker and get on the end of Payet's corner, but the striker can't get the desired accuracy and weight behind his header, sending it harmlessly into the waiting arms of the keeper.
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      STAT: This is the fourth meeting between Portugal and France in a major tournament. France have won the previous three, all in semi-finals - Euro 1984, Euro 2000 and the 2006 World Cup.
    • 14'
      It's taking Portugal some time to get settled in, still looking off the pace as France dictate the tempo and dominate possession in their continued search for the elusive opener. Defensively, Portugal have become ensconced in their shell, but it's when they try and pass out from the back that everyt
    • 16'
      Absolutely terrible news for Portugal! Regardless of where your allegiances reside, you have to feel for Cristiano Ronaldo here. The forward is on the ground, in tears, as he's unable to carry on here. It's not just a loss for Portugal, but for the match as a whole - you just hate to see this.
    • 18'
      Ronaldo makes the teary eyed walk to the touchline as the medical staff make a last-ditch effort to try and patch him up. For now they will carry on with 10 men, opening another window of opportunity for France to break the deadlock.
    • 20'
      Back on is Ronaldo, but there's plenty of doubt surrounding how long he'll be able to continue. It's his knee that's bothering him, following the earlier collision with Payet - but the sun has poked it's head through the dark clouds as the forward trots back onto the pitch, not showing many ill-effe
    • 22'
      STAT: France are unbeaten in their last 18 major tournament games played on home soil, winning 16 and drawing two. Their last defeat dates back to July 1960 in the inaugural European Championships against Czechoslovakia.
    • 24'
      Well, Ronaldo tried to soldier on, but his night is over. He slams his armband down in disgust, before dropping to the ground, again bringing play to a halt. It's unfortunate to say the least, but he's dragging the process out here and it's really plaguing the flow of this first half - preventing th
    • 25'
      SI Ricardo Quaresma SO Cristiano Ronaldo
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      It's never easy to lose your talisman, but Portugal have a more than capable replacement lined up in the form of Ricardo Quaresma, the man who providing the winning touch for Fernando Santos' side to see them past both Croatia and Poland.
    • 27'
      The injury has cast a bit of a shadow over the match, and it's sucked a lot of the life out of the crowd. The stop-and-go nature of the last 10 minutes has halted France's momentum, however, which is one of the few positives Portugal can draw from the rather unfavourable situation.
    • 29'
      France are back in possession, trying to inspire again. Sissoko goes on an inquisitive run, catching everyone sleeping as he injects a sudden burst of pace to send himself through into the area. He arrives at the byline, but an important recovery tackle from Fonte forces him to settle for a corner.
    • 31'
      Portugal are showing no initiative, focused solely on keeping France out. In fairness, a wrench has been thrown into their plans, and Fernando Santos has seemingly instructed them to stay diligent at the back to get this game scoreless into the interval - where they can collect themselves and regrou
    • 33'
      GREAT GOALKEEPING AGAIN! Well Patricio has really stolen the show in this first half! Sissoko turns brilliantly inside the area after taking a pass from Payet, and fires a bullet of a strike towards the near post, but the Portugal keeper holds firm to beat it away!
    • 34'
      Cedric is issued the first booking of the match as he lunges into the back of Payet and catches the forward with a knee to the midriff.
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      STAT: Portugal have played the most games in the history of the European Championships without winning it (34). Cristiano Ronaldo, who is now level with Michel Platini's all-time tournament record of nine goals, has played more matches at the competition than any other player (20).
    • 38'
      A rare foray into attack sees Sanches and Nani link-up in the final third, asking a few questions of this relatively untested France defence. Guerreiro is teed up for a shot from 20 yards, and he has a great left foot, but the required quality eludes him this time around as he sends a tame effort wi
    • 40'
      That's the space he wants it in! Lovely interplay on display from France as they make their way up the pitch with a good pace about them. Griezmann picks out Payet atop the area, who quickly switches onto his right, but a strong read from Fonte sees him get in front and deflect the effort away from
    • 42'
      Back the other way come Portugal, listless in their approach, yet still able to win a corner. It's sent in towards Pepe, but defended admirably by France. It's looking increasingly as though we're going to head into the break scoreless, with the tempo struggling to find any rhythm. It's all a bit st
    • 44'
      Griezmann is doing very well to drop deep and act as the link between midfield and attack, but he's being swarmed when he gets the ball. France need to introduce more width into their attack. Evra and Sagna have been sporadic at best in contributing on the overlap.
    • 45'
      The board goes up to indicate two minutes of stoppage time, as Quaresma and Evra go to ground following a clash of heads. The Portuguese medical team have been the hardest working outfit of these opening 45 minutes!
    • 46'
      Here we go again! Will there be a winner in the next 45 minutes or are we destined for extra-time?
    • 48'
      Despite being the holders of the game's best chances, the final hasn't unfolded as France - and mainly their supporters - would have hoped. They've largely been held at bay by a rather toothless Portugal side, who are only going to grow in confidence the longer this remains scoreless.
    • 50'
      All but the end product! Payet dazzles the home supporters with an impressive bit of footwork on the fringes of the final third, as he skips beyond two defenders en route to the top of the penalty area. It's then, however, at the vital moment, as he's about to get a shot off, that Fonte is able to i
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      STAT: Portugal have conceded only one goal in their last five knockout games at the European Championships, against Poland in this year’s quarter-finals.
    • 54'
      It's all been fairly speculative from France on the front foot, with Portugal not troubled in dealing with everything being thrown at them. Santos continues to bark instructions from the touchline, though, clearly not too pleased with his side's inability to muster so much as a sliver of attacking i
    • 56'
      It takes an awful lot of mental fortitude for a defender to keep their edge despite long lulls in action, so Portugal really need to be getting at this France back-line, who have largely been spectators up to this point. There may just be one or two holes for them to exploit, but there's no way for
    • 58'
      SI K. Coman SO Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 58'
      Ostensibly plagued by fatigue, Payet's night is done. The man who made such a wonderful name for himself this season wont be the catalyst for France's fairytale ending, as he's replaced by Kingsley Coman for the final 30 minutes.
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      Portugal take the reigns as they send their full-backs forward, showing some desire and pace on the front foot for the first time in this second half. Once into the final third, however, it all fizzles out for them, struggling to keep the tempo up. They revert to a patient build and France have no p
    • 62'
      Mario becomes the second player - both from Portugal - booked in this final for a cynical challenge to stop a potential break for France.
    • 64'
      STAT: France have won their last 10 games against Portugal, their best current run against any team after 13 consecutive wins over Luxembourg. Portugal have only scored once in the past four meetings - a Ricardo Quaresma penalty in October 2014.
    • 66'
      SI João Moutinho SO Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 66'
      Portugal's second change sees Joao Moutinho enter the fray at the expense of Adrien Silva.
    • 66'
      SO NEARLY THE BREAKTHROUGH! Griezmann runs into the centre, taking Guerreiro by surprise, to get on the end of a cross in from the left, but his header lifts agonisingly over the bar, skimming the roof of the net on its way behind!
    • 68'
      Pressure is starting to mount on the Portugal defence as France enjoy a period of sustained possession in the attacking half. Santos' side are confident in their gameplan, buying in completely to this defensive approach, but they're just starting to show signs of fading - and there's still plenty of
    • 70'
      Portugal have taken every measure possible to safeguard the 0-0 scoreline, as they continue to focus all their efforts on keeping France out. They're no strangers to the drama of extra-time, and look at peace with the idea of playing another 30 minutes tonight should they be required.
    • 72'
      Coman springs the offside trap as he breaks into the area, but the ball comes into him with plenty of pace as a stray touch forces him wide of goal. He keeps the move alive and tries to cross for Giroud, but again Portugal are wise to it.
    • 74'
      HE'S KEEPING THEM IN IT! Outstanding reflexes on display from Patricio who dives down to his left to deny Giroud from close-range! It wasn't the easiest chance for the striker, but he did so well to take it and though he was in for a better fate because of it - but Patricio continues to prove up for
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      STAT: Portugal are unbeaten in their 13 competitive fixtures under Fernando Santos (W9, D4). Victory over Wales in the quarter-finals was the first of those wins to be decided by more than one goal.
    • 78'
      SI A. Gignac SO Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 78'
      Changes for both sides as we approach the final 10 minutes. France introduce Andre-Pierre Gignac, with Giroud the one to give way.
    • 79'
      SI Éder SO Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 79'
      Renato Sanches makes the long walk to the touchline, none too happy with his removal from the match, as Eder comes on to replace him - a positive switch from Fernando Santos.
    • 80'
      Umtiti becomes the first French player booked on the night.
    • 81'
      LLORIS HAD TO BE SHARP! Nani's cross-cum-shot in from the right forces the France keeper into an acrobatic save as he reaches back to palm the effort off the line! It falls for Quaresma, who opts to try for the spectacular, but Lloris is again on hand to deny the overhead kick.
    • 83'
      Tension is rising in the Stade de France as the host's rearguard shows a few vulnerabilities. Any mistake now will be amplified ten-fold. We're still seven minutes from extra-time, but very much in the next-goal-wins territory in Saint-Denis!
    • 84'
      STINGING DRIVE FROM SISSOKO! An invasive effort from the Newcastle midfielder forces Patricio into making another strong save, the keeper diving across to his right to parry the long-range effort!
    • 86'
      Portugal have evened the playing field over the last 10 minutes or so, enjoying a similar amount of possession, while limiting France's looks in attack. The hosts have been held to the periphery, as it looks increasingly like it will take something special for this deadlock to be broken.
    • 88'
      Quaresma gets on the end of a teasing delivery over the top, but he overcomplicates matters in the area as Koscielny manages to usher the ball behind for a goal-kick. This match, bereft of attacking quality, is fittingly headed for extra-time, barring a late sting in the tale.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match.
    • 91'
      Extra-time is underway at the Stade de France!
    • 93'
      Portugal start the extra frame on the front foot, looking the fresher of the two sides, which is rather surprising given this is their third game of the tournament to be played beyond the 90 minutes - compared to none for France.
    • 94'
      OFFSIDE! A free-kick leads to a headed chance for Portugal as Pepe sends an effort narrowly wide of the far post with Lloris beaten, but the flag went up anyhow so it wouldn't have counted.
    • 95'
      Both of Portugal's full-backs are in the book now as Guerreiro is issued a yellow card - even more reason for France to try and attack down the flanks.
    • 97'
      Matuidi's momentum takes him through Eder, who hung high in the air to get on the end of a ball over the top. The forward is sent hard into the ground and that will see the France and PSG midfielder booked.
    • 98'
      Nothing but cautions in extra-time! William takes one for the team, lunging in to trip up Coman and stop a potentially dangerous break.
    • 100'
      STAT: This is the first European Championship final to remain scoreless through 90 minutes.
    • 102'
      France have Portugal hemmed back here, but they're lacking ingenuity. They're all out of sorts as they try and break down this seemingly impenetrable Portuguese back-line, with plenty of red shirts getting back to defend.
    • 104'
      FRANCE SURVIVE! Eder shows excellent strength to fend off his marker inside the area and get on the end of a corner, before sending a thumping header at goal. Lloris makes an instinctive save, but can only parry back into the danger area - lucky for him, Sagna is on hand to clear.
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      Back underway!
    • 107'
      CONTROVERSY! Koscielny is booked for handball, just a few yards outside the France area, but it was actually Eder who handled! Could you imagine the outrage if Portugal score here?
    • 107'
      Matuidi will is walking a tight line! He lunges a bit carelessly into the back of Moutinho, who goes down in a heap. The France midfielder has already been booked, but escapes here with a warning.
    • 108'
      OFF THE BAR! Guerreiro takes in the absence of Ronaldo, and the left-back rattles the underside of the bar with Lloris beaten cleanly! Inches - mere inches - away for Portugal!
    • 109'
      G Éder Assist Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 109'
      Moutinho picks up the assist on what was really a moment of individual brilliance from Eder.
    • 109'
      PORTUGAL ON THE BRINK OF HISTORY! Eder, a man who rarely scores for the national team, takes a pass from Moutinho and still has a lot of work to do from 25 yards out. He cuts onto his right, with France inviting him to shoot - and shoot he does! Eder unleashes the perfect strike towards the near-pos
    • 110'
      SI A. Martial SO Cristiano Ronaldo
    • 110'
      Anthony Martial comes on to replace Sissoko. All hands on deck now for France!
    • 112'
      This crowd, although stunned, realise their team needs their support more than ever, and they've upped the noise level. Time is of the essence now, as France throw everything forward...
    • 114'
      Portugal still aren't showing signs of flinching in defence. They've put in a flawless showing at the back, and they have added motivation now with the lead to defend! France are throwing everything they have at them, but the hosts still can't find an opening. This has to be so frustrating for them.
    • 115'
      Possession is conceded to Portugal and Pogba slides into a rash challenge to try and win it back, which will see him booked.
    • 117'
      Portugal into time-wasting mode as the training staff comes out to attend to Guerreiro, who seems to be suffering from a cramp. Clattenburg ushers him to the touchline, and Portugal will have to carry on here with 10 men, as they're out of substitutions.
    • 119'
      Fonte is booked. Seconds later France appear to be through, but the offside flag denies Koscielny!
    • 119'
      VITAL TACKLE! Sagna sticks a toe in to poke the ball away from Quaresma, who appeared to be through on goal as he latched onto the end of a pass from Mario on the counter! Portugal are looking more likely to score at the moment, despite France being the ones trailing!
    • 120'
      There will be two minutes added on at the end of this match. Can France keep the dream alive, or will they be denied on home soil by the nation who suffered a similarly cruel fate in 2004?
    • 107'
      YC Laurent Koscielny
    • 109'
      G Éder Assist João Moutinho
    • 110'
      SI Anthony Martial SO Moussa Sissoko
    • 115'
      YC Paul Pogba
    • 119'
      YC José Fonte
    • 123'
      YC Rui Patrício

    Line Up

    Rui Patrício
    José Fonte
    João Moutinho
    William Carvalho


    Anthony Lopes
    Danilo Pereira
    Renato Sanches
    Cristiano Ronaldo


    Fernando Santos
    Didier Deschamps



    Possession 44% 56%
    Effective Chances 6 15
    Shots on Target 3 7
    Turnovers 16 10


    Passes 577 725
    Passing Accuracy 83% 89%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 72% 82%
    Crosses 14 43
    Crossing accuracy 14% 21%


    Shots 14 21
    Shots outside the box 5 7
    Shots inside the box 5 11
    Shooting accuracy 30% 39%


    Tackles 20 23
    Effective Tackles 80% 65%
    Blocked Shots 1 5
    Clearances 44 28
    Saves 2 7


    Fouls Conceded 12 13
    Yellow Cards 6 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 1 2

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