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Euro 2020. Portugal – France: face-to-face post by post – Euro 2020


  • 1. Goalkeeper: Lloris – Rui Patricio
  • Lloris Advantage

    A world champion against a European champion. There could be a match… but the Portuguese goalkeeper, very good against the Blues in the Euro final and in November in Lisbon, is a man of blows. The French goalkeeper is more regular in high performance.

    The goalkeeper of the French football team, Hugo Lloris takes the point. 1-0. (Photo Laszlo Balogh / AFP)
  • 2. Right side: Koundé – Semedo
  • Semedo advantage

    Against Cancelo (forfeit), the match was decided in favor of Portugal. Against Semedo, it’s tighter. He is lighter but the former Barcelonan knows his position by heart, it’s an advantage over Koundé, and he is not (as much) criticized as Pavard since the start of the Euro.

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    Equalization of the Portuguese right-back, Nelson Semedo. 1-1. (Photo Bernadett Szabo / AFP)
  • 3. Left side: Hernandez – Guerreiro
  • Draw

    The Franco-Spanish from Bayern and the Franco-Portuguese from Borussia are incomparable. The first is intractable defensively, able to play in the axis. The second is an excellent counter-attacker, able to play in the middle. So a draw.

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    Lucas Hernandez, Raphaël Guerreiro? Draw. 2-2 between France and Portugal. (Photo Matthias Schrader / AFP)
  • 4. Right axial defender: Varane – R. Dias
  • Varane Advantage

    Despite Ruben Dias’ great season at Manchester City and the absence of Varane on the Hungarian goal, the Portuguese has no experience of the French either in club (four Champions League, three Liga …) or in selection (Coupe du world). Varane has proven, Dias must confirm.

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    Varane can give it a thumbs up! 3-2 for the Blues. (Photo Matthias Schrader / AFP)
  • 5. Left axial defender: Kimpembe – Pepe
  • Pepe Advantage

    Central defender in a virile register both, Kimpembe and Pepe can both “unpin” on an action. Bonus for the experience of Pepe, which benefited Varane against Dias. But downside on the management of spaces in the back, where the French go faster.

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    Pepe’s cunning allows him to equalize. Close match: 3-3. (Photo Christof Stache / AFP)
  • 6. Right midfielder: Tolisso – Sanches
  • Sanches Advantage

    The gap is minimal between the two midfielders who have in common to be or to have been a second choice at Bayern Munich. Sanches is stronger in the throw and small spaces than Tolisso, who has a big volume and good passing quality. Slight Sanches advantage.

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    For the first time, the Portuguese pass by! 3-4 thanks to Renato Sanches. (Photo Christof Stache / AFP)
  • 7. Axial midfielder: Kanté – D. Pereira
  • Kanté Advantage

    Ask PSG if they would exchange Danilo Pereira against Kanté… The Frenchman had a good start to Euro, inexhaustible in his midfield register which quickly recovered and returned the ball. The Portuguese, borrowed for a few seasons, is very criticized in the country.

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    This time there is no photo. The Blues reunite with N’Golo Kanté: 4-4. (Photo Bernadett Szabo / AFP)
  • 8. Left midfielder: Pogba – Carvalho
  • Pogba Advantage

    As criticized as Pereira, Carvalho can not fight with Pogba, less scraper of the ball than the Portuguese (when the latter is doing well…) but much better handler of the ball. Before diving in Hungary, the French had a great match in Germany.

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    He is a strong midfielder for the France team. Pogba puts the Blues back in the lead: 5-4! (Photo Tibor Illyes / AFP)
  • 9. Axial forward: Benzema – Ronaldo
  • Ronaldo advantage

    The years have passed. Ronaldo has aged and Benzema has emancipated himself at Real but between an alien (who has certainly never scored against the Blues) and one of the best strikers of his generation (who has not scored since his return), the match turns for the Portuguese.

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    Against his former Real Madrid teammate, Ronaldo is ruthless. France, 5 – Portugal… 5! (AFP)
  • 10. Right forward: Griezmann – B. Fernandes
  • Draw

    Unclassifiable. Forwards, nine and a half or very offensive midfielders, who help out in the hallway. Griezmann and Fernandes, true masters to play, are also essential to their selection. Both hit set pieces. How to decide between them?

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    Unbearable suspense since between Bruno Fernandes and Antoine Griezmann, the tie-break is impossible. 6-6! (Photo Bernadett Szabo / AFP)
  • 11. Left striker: Mbappé – Jota
  • Mbappé advantage

    Jota goes very fast, he eliminates, passes and scores. Mbappé has these same faculties and can do almost everything else too. Between a player who builds himself as a potential alien and one of the best strikers of his generation, the game turns for the French.

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    Kylian Mbappé offers victory to the France team in this face-to-face! Final score 7-6 for the Blues. (Photo Bernadett Szabo / AFP)

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