July 21st, 2024

France beats Portugal 5-3 in a penalty shootout in Euro 2024 quarterfinals to knock out Ronaldo

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on July 5, 2024.

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) – France beat Portugal 5-3 in a penalty shootout to reach the European Championship semifinals on Friday, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s bid to win the title in his last appearance at the tournament.

After the game finished 0-0 following extra time, Joao Felix hit a post with a penalty in the shootout and Theo Hernández converted the clinching kick.

France lost in penalty shootouts at its last two major tournaments – in the last 16 at the Euros in 2021 and in the 2022 World Cup final.

The 39-year-old Ronaldo has said this was his record sixth and last European Championship.

France will play Spain in the semifinals after its extra-time win over Germany in Stuttgart.

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AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

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