Portugal vs France


UEFA Euro 2016


July 10th

Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France


108′ Éder

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FT: The result means that Portugal won their first ever major tournament title and that they remained unbeaten during their 2016 European Championship campaign under manager Fernando Santos. The result was France’s second consecutive defeat in a Final after they lost the World Cup on penalties to Italy in 2006, it was also their first defeat of their 2016 European Championship campaign. France also joined Portugal as one of the host countries to lose a European Championship Final. France have won the competition twice before, once in 1984 on home-soil.

FT: France lacked the cutting-edge in the end and Portugal capitalised, even without their talismanic skipper who left the field on a stretcher, to make France rue their missed opportunities with Éder’s fierce strike from-range.

FT: France spurned a number of chances with Griezmann missing the clearest opportunity when he headed over the bar from close-range. Gignac also went close when he hit the post and from then on it looked as though it was going to be Portugal’s night. Portugal created a number of good chances too with an Éder header and a Guerreiro freekick that hit the bar.

FT: The title is Portugal’s first major tournament title and was their first Final since 2004 where they were defeated by Greece on home-soil. The result was harsh on France who dominated the match but they couldn’t break down a resolute and firm Portuguese defence who defended well.

FT: So Portugal are the Champions of Europe for the first time ever in their history.

120’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end, Portugal are champions.

120’+2′ Patrício receives a yellow card for time-wasting.

120’+1′ Martial is caught offside.

120′ Éder wins a freekick.

120′ There will be two additional minutes.

119′ The corner comes to nothing.

119′ Mário wins a corner.

117′ Nani wins a freekick.

116′ The ball is put out of play as Guerreiro is down with an injury.

115′ Soares shepherds the ball out of play.

114′ Pogba cynically fouls Mário and receives a yellow card.

112′ Pepe concedes a corner.

112′ Mário is penalised for a foul.

111′ Patrício claims a cross.

110′ Final France change sees Anthony Martial replace Sissoko.

108′ Goal!! Éder shrugs off his man before unleashing an effort that rifles past Lloris.

107′ So close!! Guerreiro curls the freekick over the wall but he rattles the bar, Lloris was beaten.

106′ Koscielny receives a yellow card for handball, although Éder was actually the one who handled.

105′ Matuidi is penalised for a foul on Moutinho.

105′ Portugal get the second-period of Extra-Time underway.

ET HT: So will France find the goal or will it be Portugal or are we heading to the lottery of a penalty shootout? Join us again for the second-period of Extra-Time.

ET HT: Portugal went closest in that period when Éder forced Lloris into a good save from a header.

ET HT: So we remain goalless.

105′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first period of Extra-Time to an end.

103′ Chance!! The corner is met by Éder who heads the ball at goal but Lloris palms the ball away.

102′ Coman concedes a corner.

101′ Gignac miscontrols a pass from Sissoko.

100′ The corner is overhit.

100′ Guerreiro concedes a corner.

99′ Fonte concedes a corner.

97′ Carvalho receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Coman.

96′ Matuidi receives a yellow card for a foul on Éder.

94′ Guerreiro is penalised for a cynical foul on Sissoko and receives a yellow card.

94′ Close!! Pepe meets the delivery from Quaresma but he heads just wide, but he was just offside.

93′ Éder wins a freekick.

90′ France get the first period of Extra-Time underway.

ET: So will France go ahead in Extra-Time or will it be Portugal to make France rue their missed opportunities? Join us again for the first period of Extra-Time.

ET: France have forced Patrício into a number of fine saves with Sissoko and Giroud, and Gignac nearly gave France the winner when he hit the post. Griezmann should have put France ahead when he headed a cross over the bar from close-range, but Portugal have frustrated the French.

ET: So we’re still goalless with France once again dominating the match but unable to finish their chances. Portugal have looked a threat on the break and have gone close when Quaresma forced Lloris into a good save.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring normal-time to an end.

90’+2′ Gignac is caught offside.

90’+1′ So close!! Gignac turns his man brilliantly before firing an effort that strikes the woodwork.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

89′ Patrício claims a dangerous ball from Sagna.

86′ Éder wins a freekick.

84′ Play resumes.

84′ Sissoko is down and receiving treatment.

83′ Chance!! Sissoko drives an effort from-range but Patrício palms the ball away.

82′ Coman wins a freekick.

80′ Moutinho finds Nani who fires an effort wide.

79′ Umtitu is penalised for a foul on Éder and receives a yellow card.

79′ Chance!! A dangerous cross from Nani is palmed away by Lloris before an acrobatic effort from Quaresma is saved by Lloris.

77′ Final Portugal change sees Sanches replaced by Éder.

77′ Second France change sees André-Pierre Gignac replace Giroud.

74′ Chance!! Coman finds Giroud who forces Patrício into a fine save from a tight-angle.

72′ Nani is penalised for a foul.

72′ The corner goes all the way through but Evra just can’t make contact.

71′ Carvalho concedes a corner.

68′ Fonte is penalised for a foul.

68′ Mário is penalised for a foul on Sagna.

66′ Coman receives the ball before firing an effort wide.

66′ Second Portugal change sees João Moutinho replace Silva.

65′ Chance!! Coman sends in a teasing delivery to Griezmann who heads over the bar, when he really should have scored.

62′ Soares concedes a corner.

61′ Mário receives a yellow card for a foul on Giroud.

60′ Sanches is penalised for a foul on Evra, although there was very little contact.

57′ Chance!! Griezmann receives the ball before firing an effort that is straightforward for Patrício.

57′ First France change sees Kingsley Coman replace Payet.

55′ The corner is cleared.

55′ Umtiti concedes a corner intercepting a Mário cross.

53′ Pogba tries an audacious effort on the bounce but it goes harmlessly over the bar.

52′ Patrício claims at the second-attempt fro Griezmann’s corner.

51′ Pepe concedes a corner.

51′ Nani is penalised for a foul.

46′ Sissoko is penalised for a foul on Pepe.

45′ Nani wins a freekick.

45′ France get the second-half underway.

HT: So will France take advantage of Ronaldo’s absence or will Portugal produce a winner to earn their first major piece of silverware for the country and for Ronaldo? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: France haven’t been able to capitalise since Ronaldo’s absence but Sissoko did go close when he forced Patrício into a good save after a nice turn. Portugal have been rather quiet since Ronaldo’s absence but they’ve done well to contain a very good France side. Portugal have looked a threat on the counter-attack and went close from a corner when Fonte headed over the bar.

HT: Portugal suffered a huge blow when their skipper Ronaldo had to leave play on a stretcher after a collision with Payet. The Real Madrid forward was in tears as he left the field in what may be his last chance at earning silverware for his country. France have played very physically and it has cost Portugal tonight.

HT: France had the best chance with a Griezmann header producing a fine save from Patrício. Portugal had a good chance prior to that when Nani fired over on the volley.

HT: So we’re goalless at the break with nothing to separate the two sides.

45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45’+2′ Mário just overhits a cross.

45′ There will be two additional minutes.

45′ Quaresma is down as there are a clash of heads.

41′ The corner is cleared before a Portuguese move breaks down as Guerreiro and Quaresma aren’t on the same wave-length.

40′ Mário wins a corner.

38′ A Payet cross is met by Giroud but his effort under-pressure is claimed with ease by Patrício.

38′ The delivery is met by Fonte but he heads over the bar.

37′ Guerreiro wins a corner after his effort drifts wide via a deflection.

34′ The delivery is cleared.

33′ Soares receives a yellow card for a high challenge on Payet.

33′ Chance!! Payet finds Sissoko who turns his man before firing an effort that Patrício is forced to palm away.

29′ The corner is cleared.

29′ Sissoko surges forward before winning a corner.

26′ A Soares cross is met by Mário but his header is tame and Lloris is saved with ease.

24′ First Portugal change sees Ricardo Quaresma replace the injured Ronaldo.

24′ Sad scenes as Ronaldo has to depart on a stretcher.

22′ Chance!! A Guerreiro cross is headed clear into the path of Silva who fires just wide on the volley.

22′ Patrício claims the corner.

21′ Sissoko surges forward before firing an effort over the bar via a deflection.

20′ Ronaldo is coming back on the field.

18′ Ronaldo leaves the field.

16′ Ronaldo goes down again as he’s struggling with that injury.

13′ Koscielny is penalised for a foul on Ronaldo.

12′ Mário is penalised for a foul.

9′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Giroud but his header is straight at Patrício, although he should have tested the keeper more there.

9′ Chance!! Payet sends in a teasing cross-field pass into Griezmann whose glancing header is palmed behind by Patrício.

8′ Ronaldo is back on the pitch.

8′ Play resumes.

7′ The ball is put out of play as Ronaldo receives treatment after a clash of knees with Payet.

6′ Chance!! Griezmann fires an effort wide from a tight-angle.

5′ Fonte half-clears a flick-on into the path of Sissoko who fires an effort harmlessly over the bar by Sissoko.

3′ Chance!! Nani does well to control a pass from Soares before firing an effort over the bar on the volley.

0′ Portugal get the game underway.

Team news:

Portugal: Rui Patrício (GK), Raphaël Guerreiro, José Fonte, Pepe, Cédric Soares, William Carvalho, João Mário, Adrien Silva, Renato Sanches, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani

France: Hugo Lloris (GK), Patrice Evra, Samuel Umtiti, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann, Moussa Sissoko, Olivier Giroud


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