Portugal vs France LIVE: Score and latest goal updates from the decisive quarter-final of the Euro 2024

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The second quarter-final of the 2024 European Championship is another exciting duel between the 2018 world champions France and the 2016 European champions Portugal.

Didier Deschamps' side managed to reach the quarter-finals without scoring a goal from open play. Two own goals and a penalty from Kylian Mbappe were enough to see them through difficult matches against Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. Their narrow win over Belgium in the round of 16 was not one of quality or excitement, but the French will take heart from several missed chances and the fact that Mbappe is expected to return to form after breaking his nose.

In comparison, Portugal had to survive a penalty shootout to beat Slovenia in the round of 16. Roberto Martinez's side struggled to create chances in their first knockout match. Cristiano Ronaldo in particular wasted good opportunities, including missing a penalty in extra time.

The match between Mbappe and Ronaldo will be a battle of the generations, but both sides are aware that they must improve if they are to be successful tonight.

Follow all the action between Portugal and France in our live blog below:


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

The same goes for Kante, straight to Costa. Roberto Martinez prepares some substitutions.

Semedo plays the ball in, which falls at Silva's feet, but his shot is blocked.

France counterattacks and Thuram leaves Pepe behind, but the veteran manages to run back and direct the ball out of play.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:47


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

France counterattacks, but the ball lands at the feet of the wrong man: Kante shoots a low shot straight at Costa.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:44


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

This is probably one that Ronaldo should not Should cross it from here.

But he obviously doesn't do this and the shot goes straight into the wall.

Fortunately, Vitinha gets the ball rolling and wins a corner before France brings on Marcus Thuram for Randal Kolo Muani.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:42


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

Conceicao collides with Saliba as he attempts to finish off a pass in the box and Saliba is shown the yellow card. Portugal are awarded a free kick just outside the box.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:40


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

Costa does a good job again and catches Kante's pass. Since Camavinga's attempt, there have been hardly any clear chances to score.

Ronaldo drops back to influence the game, but we know how that often turns out. The problem is: would Goncalo Ramos be more effective?

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:38


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

However, Semedo manages to win a corner and Silva will take it. He whips the cross inside but Maignan clears it away before Palhinha runs towards Mbappe and commits the foul, also receiving a yellow card.

He will miss the semi-finals if Portugal make it through and that is another point that will put English refereeing under scrutiny.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:36


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Conceicao has moved to the wing while Bernardo Silva has moved more to the centre. It feels strange to take off Fernandes and replace Cancelo with Semedo, even though they play in the same position.

Although Portugal has a fair amount of possession, they seem too static in attack at the moment.

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Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:34


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

France are clearly on the rise now. Dembele cuts in and tries from outside the box, but the ball goes just wide.

Portugal brings in Nelson Semedo and Francisco Conceicao for Joao Cancelo and Bruno Fernandes.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:31


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

GET CLOSE! Why isn't France ahead?

Leao beats Kounde again but his cross doesn't reach Fernandes. France counter and Kolo Muani plays the ball to Dembele. He comes into the box and plays it back to Camavinga who is just inside the six-yard box but his shot goes wide of the far post!

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:28


Euro 2024: Portugal – France 0:0

CLOSE! Echoes of the World Cup final!

France attack and Kounde plays the ball over the defender into the path of Muani. He shoots a half-volley but Ruben Dias slides in to block and the ball goes wide!

Didier Deschamps reacts by substituting Ousmane Dembele for Antoine Greizmann.

Chris WilsonJuly 5, 2024 21:25