France and Portugal played one of the most thrilling games in Euro 2020 as both teams shared a point each to advance to the next round.
Didier Deschamps’ side finished top of Group F, thanks to yet another masterclass from Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The 28-year old has been in scintillating form in the European Championship.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that he has been the best midfielder in the tournament so far.
The former Juventus player was the engine for his side tonight, spraying the ball forward to create chances while also defending resolutely.
In the first half, his incisive pass found Kylian Mbappe whose shot drew a fine save from Rui Patricio.
He played an exquisite through pass to Karim Benzema who fired it to the bottom corner to hand France the lead just after the break.
He touched the ball 104 times, the highest of any player on the pitch.
Pogba is known for his visionary passes and that’s what was on display once again.
He had an incredible pass success rate of 97%, with 21 of these going into the final third.
In the second half, he took a sumptuous shot from outside the box but Patricio somehow managed to deflect the ball to the crossbar.
If that shot had gone in, it would have been one of the goals of the tournament!
Here is how a few United fans reacted to his sublime display:
The Red Devils reportedly want to extend his deal which expires at the end of the next summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some delightful players at his disposal but none of them possesses Pogba’s quality. He is a match-winner.
The manager must deploy a system next season that suits the Frenchman.
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