DUEL Two sharp players were presented on the final matchday of Group F of the 2020 European Cup which brought together Portugal vs. France at the Budapest Stadium, Hungary, on Thursday 24 June 2021 in the early hours of WIB. So, who is the duel referred to above? The duel in question brought together Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Kylian Mbappe (France).
Both appeared sharp with their respective clubs in the 2020-2021 season. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 36 goals in 44 matches with Juventus.
While Kylian Mbappe scored 42 goals from 47 appearances with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). As a result, both of them became the top scorers in their respective domestic competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer of the Italian League 2020-2021 with a collection of 29 goals. Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe established himself as the top scorer of the French League in the last three seasons after packing 27 goals.
Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo themselves have a very good relationship. That’s because Cristiano Ronaldo has been Kylian Mbappe’s idol since childhood.
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As a child, Kylian Mbappe put a poster of Cristiano Ronaldo on his bedroom wall. This is proof that Kylian Mbappe really idolizes the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
In mid-October 2020, the two met when Portugal and France met in the 2020-2021 UEFA Nations League A. After the match, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe exchanged clothes.
(Little Mbappe idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo)
Now the question is, will the two names above remain familiar in the match that will take place this morning? Because, both Portugal and France both need a win in order to finish in the best position.
If they win over France, Portugal has the potential to win Euro 2020 Group F, as long as Germany fails to win against Hungary in another match. Meanwhile, France will automatically win the group if they win over Portugal.
France itself has been confirmed to qualify for the last 16 of the 2020 European Cup, at least through the best three ranking path. Meanwhile, Portugal can only narrowly lose 0-1 or 0-2 to France if they want to advance to the last 16 of the 2020 European Cup.