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Portuguese media reacts as Wolves stars impress against France

Portugal drew 2-2 with France last night at Euro 2020, in a game that reflected well on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It was a thrilling game, on a night of twists and turns in Group F.

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When the dust had settled, the standings were the same as at the start of the evening; France top, Germany second, Portugal third and Hungary bottom.

Portugal and France played out a high quality match, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both bagging braces in Budapest.

There were three Wolves starters for Fernando Santos.

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Rui Patricio and Nelson Semedo both retained their places to make their third appearances of the tournament.

Joao Moutinho was brought in for his first start in the midfield.

All three players gave great accounts of themselves.

PortuGOAL.net gave Patricio an 8/10 for his display, praising particularly his ‘sensational’ double save from Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann.

Semedo probably had the toughest task in marking Kylian Mbappe.

He conceded a penalty on the Paris Saint-Germain sensation, but that was definitely the wrong call from referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

He actually did really well, with PortuGOAL awarding another 8/10 and hailing his mental strength after a shaky showing against Germany.

They thought he put in ‘a very good display’ and handled Mbappe’s threat ‘pretty well’.

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On Moutinho, they commended his passing and said his overall performance was good. They gave the maestro a solid 7/10.

Ruben Neves – given a 5/10 – was only on the field for 20 minutes and didn’t really have the chance to do much.

It really was a great night for Wolves, and hopefully more strong performances are in the offing against Belgium.