Mbappe’s France eliminated Ronaldo’s Portugal in the tiebreaker in the semis


Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe were fighting over Portugal and France. But the two big stars of world football could not match themselves. Both of them were very indifferent.

Therefore, the excitement of the match was not less. The second quarter-final of the Euro Cup was fought for 120 minutes. It was not a goal either. As a result, the match was made into a tiebreaker.

France beat Portugal 5-3 in that tiebreaker. In this, Ronaldo has been sent off, Mbappe’s France has written his name in the semi-finals of the Euro Cup.

Ousmane Dembele scored in the tiebreaker to give France the lead. The goalkeeper jumps in the opposite direction. Ronaldo took the first penalty shot for Portugal. The goalkeeper could not stop his shot from the left side.

In the second shot, France’s Youssef Fofana, Portugal’s Bernardo Silva scored. Jules Conde gave France the lead in the third shot, Portugal’s Joao Felix’s shot bounced off the post. France leads by 3-2.

France’s Bradley Barcola, Portugal’s Nuno Mendes scored in the fourth shot. Portugal had a chance when France missed the fifth shot. But Theo Hernandez did not give Portugal a chance to come back. He hit the target, the French camp burst into cheers. The Portuguese camp sank in despair.

The start of the scheduled 90 minutes at the Volksparkstadion was a slow start. Both teams continued to play sloppy football. France took the first shot in the 20th minute. Theo Hernandez’s shot from outside the box was blocked by the Portuguese goalkeeper.

In the 28th minute, France’s Eduardo Camavinger’s shot from outside the box went well over the post. Portugal gets a free kick near the box in the 42nd minute. Bruno Fernandez’s right-footed shot also missed the post, going over the top.

Both teams were desperate to get going in the second half. As a result, the attack and counter-attack accumulates in the match. In the 50th minute, Kylian Mbappe’s right-footed shot was easily saved by N’Golo Kante’s assist.

Portugal got two consecutive opportunities in 61 minutes. Bruno Fernandes found the goalkeeper alone in the penalty area after Joao Cancelo’s through ball, but French goalkeeper Mignon made a superb save. In the next minute, Cancelo’s curling shot went wide of the left-hand corner of the post.

Another attack in the 64th minute by Portugal. Now Rafael Liao sent the ball into the box to Vitinha. Vitinha took a shot from the front, this time Maignan saved France. When he returned the ball to Ronaldo, the Portuguese prince tried to backheel. But his attempt was blocked by a defender.

In the 66th minute, France’s Kolo Moani almost scored after beating two defenders. But the shot hit Rubien Diaz and went wide. In the 70th minute, Kamavinga took a shot from the six yard box but it also went wide of the post.

In the 74th minute, France’s Ousmane Dembele’s left-footed shot from outside the box hit the post. In the 86th minute, Ronaldo got a free kick very close to the box, but it was blocked by the French human wall.

Portuguese goalkeeper Diego Costa directly caught Mbappe’s strong shot in added time. As neither team could score, the match went into extra time.

Ronaldo had a chance in the 94th minute. Cancioso’s cross near the byline was met by the Portugal captain, but he blasted the ball over the top.

At the end of the first half of extra time (105 minutes), Mbappe was taken off by the coach. Bradley Barcola came on as a replacement. In the 111th minute, Ousmane Dembele came close to the box from the left and took a shot that went over the top.

In the last minute, Portugal created a great opportunity and did not score. Bernardo Silva passed from the right side of the box to Nuno Mendes standing in the middle. Mendes also takes a shot, but it’s straight at the goalkeeper. The 120-minute game ended in a scoreless tiebreaker.

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