Euro 2024: France criuse into semi-finals after penalty shootout win over Portugal


Theo Hernandez scored the profitable penalty for France after Portugal’s Joao Felix hit the submit within the shootout. The match ended 0-0, sending France to a Euro 2024 semi-final in opposition to Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t cry this time, not like throughout Portugal’s win over Slovenia. Though he scored his penalty, the 39-year-old’s ultimate Euros resulted in defeat. He consoled his excellent 41-year-old teammate Pepe on the finish.

Ronaldo was quiet for a lot of the match. Each groups had probabilities to win within the second half. France’s goalkeeper Mike Maignan made sharp saves from Bruno Fernandes and Vitinha, and stopped Ronaldo’s follow-up backheel. Kolo Muani’s shot was blocked by Ruben Dias, and Eduardo Camavinga missed a close-range shot.

Substitute Ousmane Dembele hit the submit late within the sport, however extra-time noticed each groups play cautiously. Ronaldo had a half-chance, nevertheless it was blocked as Pepe and Dayot Upamecano celebrated their defensive efforts.

Kylian Mbappe, carrying a masks for a damaged nostril, needed to depart the match at half-time after being hit within the face earlier. Regardless of his absence, France was excellent within the penalty shootout.

Joao Felix was the one participant to overlook a penalty, hitting the submit. This gave Hernandez the prospect to attain the profitable penalty, sending France to face Spain within the semi-final in Munich on Tuesday.

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