Portugal v France Live: Score and latest updates as Euro 2024 quarter-final goes to penalties

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The second quarter-final of Euro 2024 is another blockbuster tie pitting 2018 World Cup winners France against 2016 European champions Portugal.

Didier Deschamps’ men managed to reach the last eight without conceding a single goal in open play. Two own goals and a Kylian Mbappe penalty were enough to get them through Test matches against Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. While their narrow win over Belgium in the last-16 lacked quality and excitement, the French are reeling from several missed chances and credit to Mbappe rediscovering his form from a broken nose.

In comparison, Portugal had to come through a penalty shootout to beat Slovenia in the round of 16. Roberto Martinez’s side struggled to make an opening in their first knockout match with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The match could be a battle of the generations with Mbappe taking on Ronaldo, but both sides know improvements are needed if they hope to get the job done tonight.

Follow all the action from Portugal v France on our live blog below:

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Penalties: Portugal 0-0 France

So the scary place kicks in. Can Costa repeat his heroics from Monday?

Mbappe off, Fernandez off, Ronaldo on. Which side is 15 minutes from the heartbeat?

(Good pictures)

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:33

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

Ronaldo wins a long ball with a header, but Kante is there to cover. France counter but it’s a little half-hearted as Hernandez’s ball finds the red shirt.

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:29

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

Dembele turns the pace and crosses to win the corner. He swings the ball, but a foul in the box for a Portugal free-kick. Good defensive work from Ronaldo.

Mathias Nunes comes on for Vidinha.

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:27

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

Roberto Martinez is deep in conversation with his assistants. He looks like a manager who knows he may be on the verge of squandering another nation’s golden generation.

Portugal still try for the winner and they win a corner on the right.

Vidinha delivers – and Ronaldo pulls down Upamecano so France win a free-kick.

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:26

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

This game was lost long ago, but there are some hints that both sides are trying to revive it.

Barkola goes past both Semedo and Conceicao into the box, but he fires his shot wide.

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:24

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

Ronaldo conceded a cheap mistake if he had won a corner. France try and counter and it ends up at Dembele’s feet on the right, but he hits an effort from distance over the bar.

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

Conceicao cuts a wonderful ball to the back post and Vidinha flies unmarked but he crashes his header into the side netting!

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:17

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

Counte made one last challenge on Mendes. Lots of Portugal possession, but no chances to show it early on.

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:16

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Extra time: Portugal 0-0 France

That replacement is confirmed, and Leo comes to Joao Felix.

Chris Wilson5 July 2024 22:14

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