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France Beat Portugal On Penalties To Reach Euro 2024 Semi-Finals

France Beat Portugal On Penalties To Reach Euro 2024 Semi-Finals

France have book a berth in the semi-finals of the Euro 2024 after overcoming Portugal via penalties in the quarter-finals on Friday.

A largely dull 120 minutes saw both sides struggle to create clear chances in Hamburg, before Joao Felix was the only player to miss in the shoot-out and Theo Hernandez netted the winning spot-kick.

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo made no mistake with his penalty, but this is the first time the 39-year-old has failed to score a goal at a major tournament.

After a turgid first half, France goalkeeper Mike Maignan was forced into good saves to deny both Bruno Fernandes and Vitinha.

Kylian Mbappe was withdrawn at half-time in extra time, still appearing to struggle with the mask he has been wearing since suffering a broken nose in France’s opening game against Austria.

France will play Spain in the semifinals after its extra-time win over Germany in Stuttgart.




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