Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo, in France's win against Portugal

THE LUSOS will not DEFEND THE CROWN

With Griezmann, France seals his pass to the 'final four' of the Nations League (0-1)

Published:15/11/2020 - 00:41h

Updated:15/11/2020 - 08:08h

The Portuguese fell in front of the France of Antoine Griezmann by the minimum in Lisbon and will not contest the final phase of the competition to defend the title

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The Group 3 of the League To of the Nations League already has an only leader. France won this Saturday in front of Portugal in a party in which Antoine Griezmann contested the ninety minutes and Francisco Trincao ingresó to the field to fault of half hour for the pitazo final to try equalise the marker for the lusos, the Frenchmen sealed his pass to the 'final four' of the competition.

The champions of the world, under the orders of Didier Deschamps, gave a hit of authority in front of the selection that won them the Eurocopa in 2016 and the defender of the title of the League of Nations. After the defeat in front of Finland (0-2) of the past Wednesday, the French selection achieved an important victory in the stadium Gives Luz, in front of the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo, that crashed against the sticks and the French order.

France dominated the first part, but the crossbar and Rui Patricio, the saviour of the Portuguese, avoided the French advantage before the rest. Anthony Martial had until three clear occasions of goal. The forward of the Network Devils launched a finish brushing the crossbar, crashed another against the stick and in the third, that was not the defeated, Rui Patricio avoided the so much.

In the segunfa part, Portugal began to dominate. The attack conmandado by Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Félix added several opportunities of face to the arch defended by Hugo Lloris, but was missing them forcefulness. To the French finished him sufficing with a wonderful combination of Adrien Rabiot and the Barcelona Antoine Griezmann that finish with a clear of the put Portuguese that fell on N'Golo Kanté, that only had to push the balloon inside the goal.

Griezmann And Trincao stand out

'The Principito', as every time that plays with 'Them Bleus', felt comfortable in the field and with the confidence that awards him Didier Deschamps. It contested the 90 minutes of party and was very participatory in the French offensive. By his part, Clément Lenglet remained in the bench of France, after the seleccionador only did use of two replacements in the meeting. On the other hand, Francisco Trincao ingresó in the terrain of game during the minute 71 to substitute to Bernardo Silva and was extremely activate by the band during the minutes that contested. When the party was about to to finish, Portugal demanded a possible penalti of Lucas on Trincao, but the referee desestimó the fault.

With the victory of France on Portugal, the ones of Deschamps accumulate 13 points in the Group 3 of the League To of the Nations League and classify mathematically to the final four, deleting to the champion of the first edition of the competition. The ones of Fernando Santos, with a day for contesting, remain in the second square with 10 units and the goal average against.

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