Match 36 Euro 2020 Highlights - In a heavyweight clash played at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium on Wednesday night, Portugal joined France in the Round of 16 after playing out a 2-2 draw with the World Cup holders.
In what was probably the most enthralling night of Euro 2020 to date, the Portuguese held every one of the four positions in Group F at some stage during the night. At one point they were top, then they were bottom, before they eventually finished in 3rd place, qualifying as one of the best four 3rd place finishers.
Hugo Lloris gifted Ronaldo's side a 1-0 lead with a reckless punch that nearly took Danilo's head off when he came out to clear a free kick.
After that, I thought that France looked a bit shell shocked. But once they got gifted an equaliser courtesy of a penalty that I believe shouldn't have been given in the 45th minute, the world champs took control.
- Portugal vs France
- Match Day 3 of UEFA Euro 2020
- Group F
- UEFA Match Centre
- 23rd June, 2021
- Budapest, Hungary
I thought France were totally in control after Karim Benzema put them 2-1 up after 47 minutes.
Portugal's way back in was another gift from France. This time Kounde was the culprit, with the ball striking his outstretched arm.
Even with all that pressure on him, it never looked like Ronaldo would miss the resulting spot kick. And with that, the match finished 2-2, and both teams qualify.