Portugal – France: Crazy numbers as Blues qualify, on their way to their sixth European Championship semi-final

Portugal – France: Crazy numbers as Blues qualify, on their way to their sixth European Championship semi-final

This is the journey of the champion. Didier Deschamps' men are still fighting in the game, seeking a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2024 on penalties against Portugal (0-0, 5-3 tab). The point in numbers on this performance is still a miracle.

6

This is the sixth semi-final in France's history at the European Championship. Since their first participation in 1960 until Euro 2016, the Blues have failed twice (1960, 1996) at this stage of the competition, with three wins (1984, 2000, 2016).

3

France have suffered three penalty shootout failures in their history. The Blues failed in the 2006 and 2022 World Cup finals against Italy and Argentina respectively, and then in the Euro 2020 round of 16 against Switzerland. Les Bleus' last success in practice dates back to the 1998 World Cup quarter-final against the Squadra Azzurra.

0

Didier Deschamps' men have not scored in a match since the start of Euro 2024. With two own goals against Austria and Belgium and a penalty from Mbappe against Poland, the Blues have yet to find an opening in their match. The good news is that France have not conceded a goal in a match since the start of the competition.

86

This is the number of shots that France have attempted since the start of the Euros (excluding penalties and shoot-outs). In those 86 attempts, Marcus Thuram's partners have totalled 7.3xG (Expected Goals).

40

Kylian Mbappé's teammates barely had 40% of the ball against Portugal. It's only the second time in the Euros that the Blues haven't had possession since their opening win over Austria.

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