Portugal vs France LIVE REACTION: N’Golo Kante seals win as Cristiano Ronaldo fails to add to international tally – The Sun

CHELSEA star N'Golo scored the only goal of the game as France beat Portugal 1-0 in the Nations League.

Cristiano Ronaldo could not add to his international goal tally as France went top of the group.

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    THAT'S A WRAP

    Thanks for joining us this evening, there's plenty more football to keep you entertained tomorrow!

    In the meantime, don't forget to check out our match report.

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    FRENCH FANCY

    Here's the only goal of the night, courtesy of Kante.

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    ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK

    Despite falling out of favour at Manchester United, Pogba is very much a consistent figure in the French squad.

    Tonight he had 94 touches, had an 88 per cent passing accuracy, won three tackles, got one interception and had a shot on target.

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    ROUND UP OF RESULTS

    Portugal 0-1 France

    Germany 3-1 Ukraine

    Sweden 2-1 Croatia

    Switzerland 1-1 Spain

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    SO NEAR YET SO FAR

    Martial attempted four shots in the first half this evening, that was more than any other player.

    He has bagged two Champions League goals for Manchester United so far this season, but hasn't scored for France since 2016.

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    SA-CRIS BLEU

    Moutinho and Ronaldo came close to scoring but it wasn't their night.

    France will now go through to the finals no matter what happens in next week's final matches.

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    KANTE STOP HIM

    In what was just his second international goal, Kante helped France to the top spot in their group.

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    TABLE TOPPERS

    Portugal have suffered a rare defeat thanks to Kante's goal.

    Patricio did well to stop several chances, particularly from Martial, but it was his error that gifted France the only goal of the evening.

    France now top the group.

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    FT: PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    93. Griezmann is taken down by Cancelo as he tries to run down the clock.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    92. After a decent spell of possession, Portugal sloppily give the ball away and Griezmann begins the counter.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    90. The French hold a decent defensive line which sees Oliveira caught offside as he attempts to chase a chipped ball in from Cancelo.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    90. Four extra minutes, can Portugal snatch an equaliser?

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    88. Now France are up in arms as Cancelo concedes a free kick.

    It's Hernandez who's involved again, but it looks to be 50-50– both go to play the ball at the same height.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    87. PEN APPEALS FROM PORTUGAL

    Trincao is caught by Hernandez on the byline in the French box, but instead of going to ground he holds onto the ball and has a shot from a tight angle.

    Lloris is there to greet the ball, as Portugal have their hands in the air appealing for a pen.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    87. France have had 52 per cent possession to Portugal's 48 in the second half.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    85. A pass back to Patricio almost ends in tears as the Portuguese keeper slips and is unable to keep it under control.

    Griezmann is in sight but doesn't get to it before it rolls out at the byline.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    84. Substitution for Portugal; Felix is replaced by Paulinho.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    83. Varane gets in the ball's path as it's whipped in for Ronaldo who's lurking in the six yard box.

    It's out for a corner.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    82. Brilliant ball in from Cancelo on the right wing but Ronaldo, goal side of the defenders, can't quite stretch his neck to reach it.

    Jota who stretches out his right legat the far post can't reach it either.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    81. Hernandez is booked for a lunging tackle on Jota.

    He waves away the ref as he shows the yellow.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    80. Freekick to France on the left, about 30 yards out.

    Griezmann tries to curl it in, but can't beat the first man.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    79. Giroud seems to be limping a little as he walks off a heavy tackle from Cancelo

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    78. Substitution for France; Martial is replaced by Giroud.

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    PORTUGAL 0-1 FRANCE

    76. Brave defending by Kimpembe as he flies at the ball to stop Ronaldo's diving header!

    The ball comes in from the left of the box towards Ronaldo at the far post, but as Kimpembe and Ronaldo leap towards the ball the pair clash heads.

    Both are up relatively quickly.

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