Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal bow out after Joao Felix misses during penalty shoot-out against France

The spot kicks from Bradley Barcola, Theo Hernandez, Jules Kounde, Youssouf Fofana and Ousmanne Dembele ensured the 2018 World Cup winners marched on to the semis.

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Saatvik Oberoi
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After the end of normal time, the quarter-final clash at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg tonight went into extra-time. However, both the teams just lacked the cutting edge when required the most and failed to score in the extra 30 minutes as well. It was now down to penalties with spot kicks going to decide who would advance into the semi-finals of the UEFA Euro 2024.

Joao Felix missed the 3rd penalty for Portugal in the shoot-out after Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva had striked earlier. The spot kicks from Bradley Barcola, Theo Hernandez, Jules Kounde, Youssouf Fofana and Ousmanne Dembele ensured the 2018 World Cup winners marched on to the semis.

How did the game pan out in normal time between Portugal and France?

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Kylian Mbappe's France competed for a semifinal position in the Euro 2024 quarterfinals. As the 2016 winners attempted to secure a place in the semifinal, Cristiano Ronaldo got things started for Portugal. If Selecao loses, it might be the 39-year-old's final encounter in the European Championship. Ronaldo is trying to score the tournament's opening goal.

In this pivotal match, Kylian Mbappe guides France against the country of his idol. After skipping a game due to a broken nose sustained in the first encounter, the 25-year-old has been playing wearing a protective mask ever since. Additionally, he is trying to score his very first goal during the competition.

A cross-like shot from Rafael Leao caused Maik Maignan to make a save. The Portuguese left-winger found space on the byline and attempted a shot that appeared to go inside the near post, but Maignan was alert and avoided being embraced.

Kolo Muani had a great combination play with Jules Kunde during the 66th minute, and he had only the Portuguese goalkeeper to beat to score, but Ruben Diaz's leaping challenge diverted the shot off target.

French footballer Eduardo Camavinga was in a perfect spot inside the box when the ball fell at his feet in the seventieth minute. Mbappe attempted to beat the charging Diogo Costa with a shot, but it went wide. He shot past the goal.

 

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