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Portugal, a last-gasp win against Czechia was followed by a commanding defeat of Türkiye as Portugal hit the ground running in Germany. Roberto Martínez then had the luxury of being able to rotate his team against Georgia in a match that they could afford to lose and did. The Seleção did suffer a scare as Slovenia took them to penalties in the round of 16, before goalkeeper Diogo Costa performed heroics to save all three spot kicks in the shoot-out to seal a 3-0 win. Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to open his account for the tournament as he attempts to score in six consecutive editions.

France failed to win their group for the first time since EURO 2012, following up a battling win against Austria with draws against the Netherlands and Poland. They remain unbeaten, though, and Kylian Mbappé got off the mark with a penalty in their final Group D game before they edged past Belgium in the round of 16. Didier Deschamps will have his sights fixed on reaching a sixth major final with his country; he made it to a World Cup and EURO showpiece as a player and has contested two World Cup finals and one EURO decider as a coach.

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, João Neves
France: Kylian Mbappé, Bradley Barcola

Prediction for Portugal vs France

Portugal to Qualify; Over 7.5 Corners

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