Les Bleus also successfully topped their group, following yesterday’s 2-2 draw with current holders Portugal. They now face Switzerland in the Round of 16, with Didier Deschamps’ side looking to continue on from their World Cup success back in 2018. Paul Pogba has been a mainstay throughout the group stages for his home nation and has produced some rather eye-catching performances along the way. None more so than yesterday evening as the United no.6 delightfully carved open the Portuguese backline for Karim Benzema to run on through and give France a 2-1 lead in Budapest.
After a disappointing defeat at the hands of Germany in their second group-stage match, the reigning European champions are safely through to the Round of 16, finishing as the tournament’s best third-placed side. The Selecao will now face Belgium in Seville, with the tie set to feature a blockbuster array of attacking talent. Reds midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes has featured in all three games so far and the 26-year-old will be hoping to help steer his side into the last eight on Sunday evening. United full-back Diogo Dalot certainly had a night to remember yesterday evening too, with the 22-year-old making his international debut after replacing Nelson Semedo in the 2-2 draw.