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Portugal vs France, UEFA Nations League 2020-21, Match Preview

Two top-class European sides Portugal and France, face off in the important clash of Group A3 in UEFA Nations League 2020-21. Two sides previously locked horns in Paris, and both have failed to score a goal. 

Match Timings: Nov 15, 1:15 AM 

Team Preview 

Portugal started off their Nations League 2020-21 campaign with emphatic victories over Croatia and Sweden in September. Fernando Santos’ side faced France in an away-fixture, and the match ended in a goalless draw. In their previous outing in Nations League, Portugal thrashed Sweden 3-0, courtesy of Jota’s brace. In Euro qualifiers, they suffered only one defeat in this period, losing a group stage encounter 2-1 against Ukraine. The European Champions haven’t lost a single match since October 2019. In the last four previous matches between two sides, France has won twice and drawn one match. 

Meanwhile, The 2018 World Cup winner kicked off their Nations League campaign with back-to-back victories over Sweden 1-0 and Croatia 4-2. In the next outing, they humiliated Ukraine 7-1. They scored four times in the first half, thanks to Giroud’s brace, and Les Bleus netted three more in the second half. They dropped points only against Portugal and but MBappe guided them home over Croatia in the next outing. Didier Deschamps’ side now has a winning streak of 12 matches, and their most important assignment is Euro 2020.

The defending champions in Nations League are sitting at the top in Group A3, and they are ahead of France in goal difference. Both sides would avoid any error in this match. In five competitive affairs this year, Portugal conceded just one game and kept clean sheets in four. 

Possible Lineups & Current Form 

Portugal 

Lineup: Lopes; N. Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Sequeira; Carvalho, Moutinho, Fernandes; Ronaldo, Felix, Jota

All competitions form: W W W W D W 

France 

Lineup: Lloris; Pavard, Kimpembe, Varane, Digne; Sissoko, Kante, Pogba; Griezmann; Martial, Mbappe 

All competitions form: W W W W D W 

Key Players 

Portugal 

Diogo Jota 

3 goal and 1 assist in Nations League 2020-21 

3 goals in Premier League 2020-21 

Joao Felix 

1 goal and 1 assist in Nations League 2020-21 

5 goals and 2 assists in La Liga 2020-21 
France 

Mbappe 

7 goal and 4 assists in Ligue 1 2020-21 

Anthony Martial 

2 goals and 1 assist in Champions League 2020-21

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