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The  UEFA Euro 2024  is in for a blockbuster clash in the second quarterfinal as Portugal takes on France at the  Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. This will also be a repeat of the Euro 2016 final where Cristiano Ronaldo led the Portuguese to their maiden major trophy against young and upcoming Kylian Mbappe.

Since that fixture, both these stars have grown into icons of the sport and fans will be excited to this meeting of two generational talents. This match-up could also be a passing of the torch between Ronaldo and Mbappe with the 38-year-old being in the twilight of his career while the Frenchman gearing up towards his prime.

Portugal vs France : Preview

Ahead of this quarterfinal clash, both teams have had a comfortable run with a few slight hiccups. Les Bleus failed to top Group D with an inspiring Austria finishing number one with six points. Through the group stage and the Round of 16, French players have failed to score a single goal from open play.  Similarly, Portugal is also dealing with a scoring slump by going goalless in the last two fixtures which included a shock defeat against Georgia. 

Portugal vs France: Prediction

Hence the battle will come down to the two defences and the experienced forwards. We feel the French could edge out the Portuguese with their incredible squad which has quality backups at all crucial positions. Further, Cristiano Ronaldo's dwindling form could work against the Selaco. 

SportsTiger Prediction: France 1 - 0 Portugal

Portugal vs France: Predicted Lineups


Costa; Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Mendes; Palhinha, Vitinha; Silva, Fernandes, Leao; Ronaldo


Maignan; Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, Hernandez; Kante, Tchouameni; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Kolo Muani