It’s a repeat of the Euro 2016 final on Saturday as European champions Portugal host World champions France in Lisbon for the fifth round of Nation League games.
Both France and Portugal are unbeaten in their group and sit on 10 points each. Croatia who are third in the group, are seven points behind France and Portugal meaning that whoever wins tomorrows game is likely to qualify for the finals tournament next year.
Last time out
The two sides played out a stalemate last month in the reverse fixture in Paris.
Portugal demolished Andorra 7 – 0 in a friendly on Wednesday, with goals from Wolves debutant Pedro Neto, former Swansea loanee Renato Sanches, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, an own goal from Garcia Miramontes, a brace from SC Braga’s Paulinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, who bagged his 102nd goal for his country.Embed from Getty Images
World champions France suffered a shock defeat in Paris on Wednesday, as Finland came out victorious in a 2 – 0 win with goals from Brentford’s Marcus Forss and Simonpokia Valakari, who plays for Pafos in the Cypriot first division in Cyprus.Embed from Getty Images
Seven more to break the record…
Cristiano Ronaldo is now only seven goals away from becoming the all-time international goalscorer in men’s football, Iran’s Ali Daei is currently the record holder with 107 international goals.
Early team news
Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has no new injury concerns for their upcoming game.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva who were benched for the game against Andorra are expected to start for the home side.
Kingsley Coman has picked up an ankle injury for Didier Deschamps side, but he is likely to be available for selection on the weekend.
PSG forward and highly rated 21 year old Kylian Mbappe is doubtful for the game after picking up a hamstring injury on club duty.
Key players Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Lucas Hernandez, N’Golo Kante, Anthony Martial and Antoine Griezmann are set to return after being rested for the 2 – 0 defeat to Finland.