Euro 2020, Portugal vs France, Top 5 players to watch out for in POR vs FRA
Portugal to take on France in a much anticipated clash at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s side came out as a winner in the final of the Euro 2016 as Eder scored the only goal of the match against the French team. Didier Deschamp’s side would be eager to avenge that defeat.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): It goes without saying Cristiano Ronaldo is the most influential player in the Portugal squad. The 36 year old is still going strong and has at the forefront of Portugal attack in this tournament.
He single handedly took Portugal to the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup and the country will be relying on him once again.
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal): Bruno Fernandes’s brilliant season with Manchester United had the Portugal fans dancing to the tunes but the talismanic midfielder has failed to influence the game so far.
However, he will have another chance to regain the trust when Portugal faces the French side.
Diogo Jota (Portugal): The Liverpool forward set up Ronaldo’s opener in their 4-2 thrashing at the hands of Germany. He later reduced the deficit for the Portuguese side but it wasn’t enough for his country.
Kylian Mbappe (France): The pocket size dynamite has caused all kind of problems against France’s opponents this time. With his fierce speed and acute dribbling skills, he can create havoc on his days.
Ruben Dias and Pepe need to keep him under check otherwise he can take the game away from them.
Antoine Griezmann (France): Antoine Griezmann’s brilliant work rate is the main reason why managers prefer him mostly. The Barcelona forward is often seen tracking back to help his defenders in keeping the perfect shape.