France, Portugal in goalless stalemate




France drew 0-0 at home against Portugal on Sunday in a UEFA Nations League match in a cagey clash between the world and European champions which largely failed to live up to its billing.

The teams could only manage one shot on target in the first half, a hopeful attempt by Antoine Griezmann from the tightest of angles which stung the hands of keeper Rui Patricio.

Cristiano Ronaldo came closest to scoring when he fired a left-footed strike at goal in added time but his deflected shot was well saved by France goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.

Earlier, Ronaldo nearly scored in the first half but France defender Lucas Hernandez produced an excellent sliding block.

Ronaldo also vented his frustration at team mate, Joao Felix, after the forward skewed wide after collecting a cross which Ronaldo was waiting to turn into the net.

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