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France-Portugal (0-0): the scores of the Blues

Didier Deschamps lined up his team in a 4-4-2 diamond for the second time in a row with 9 holders of the last World Cup final to face Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners. Only Kimpembe and Rabiot managed to integrate this prestigious eleven.

Lloris: 6. The captain of the Blues overtook Marcel Desailly this Sunday evening to become the 3rd most capped French player (117). He ended the evening as a savior with two saves against Renato Sanches and Cristiano Ronaldo in added time.

Pavard: 5. The Northerner was solid defensively against Joao Felix. He was not often served when he offered his services offensively.

Varane: 6. He was scared on an opening for Bernardo Silva in his back (12th) before being impeccable.

Kimpembe: 6. The Parisian was very reliable, especially on an excellent anticipation in front of Cristiano Ronaldo (15th) or on a hot corner (21st). He was only caught on a cross for the Portuguese star, without consequence (50th), and with a bad dismissal at the very end of the meeting.

L. Hernandez: 6.5. The Munich player made a very tonic performance, whether on the offensive side or with bleeding ball exits. He notably made a decisive tackle in front of CR7 after a ball that he had poorly thrown (25th).

Pogba: 5.5. Between failed transversals and approximate passes, his first tenure since June 2019 was initially very muddled. He gained momentum with a good second period marked by good percussion and a good 30m strike (78th).

Kanté: 5.5. He keeps as far as possible from his teammates during the anthems, covid obliges, but marks his opponents very closely. A successful performance defensively, less significant with the ball.

Rabiot: 6. Put in ideal conditions by Didier Deschamps, at his post and with a very competitive team, he finally showed a good face in the France team. He was the best Frenchman in the first half, with volume, accuracy and offensive intentions. A little less radiant then.

Griezmann: 4. His lack of confidence was felt in a less interesting than usual speed of execution, despite his intention to play in one or two touches. He framed a close angle volley (33rd) and was a little freer after the break.

Giroud: 3.5. Victim of a club marking on the part of Ruben Dias, entry, he played the meeting with the bandaged skull. Much tighter than against Ukraine, he only had one failed shot to bite into (44th). Replaced by Martial (74th).

Mbappé: 4.5. He became the youngest Frenchman to reach 30 tenures (21 years and 196 days), a year and a half younger than Pogba in his time. Well muzzled and discreet in the first period, he started the second with a face-to-face (lost) coming out of an exceptional body sham to erase his counterpart (47th). His initiatives were too lonely. Replaced by Coman (84th).

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