No goal, Portugal-France match in extra time


After Germany-Spain, the second quarter-final match of the Euro Cup between Portugal and France also took place in extra time. Neither team could score in the allotted 90 minutes in this match.

Neither team could create any chance to tell in the first half of the match. Portugal had a total of two shots in the first half, one of which was on target. One of France’s 3 shots was on target. However, in the second half, both teams returned to the field. Although there was no goal.

The match at Volksparksstadion had a rocky 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.

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