The best stats from our Reds’ Euro 2020 so far


The Frenchman has received plenty of plaudits for his performances across France’s first three matches which saw them accumulate more points than tournament holders Portugal, Germany, and Hungary to top Group F. Les Bleus went unbeaten in the ‘group of death’ with Pogba and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante starting side-by-side in the middle of the park, in all three of their games. The pair have now played together 30 times for their national side at senior level without losing (22 wins, eight draws), forming a robust partnership in midfield, with their 21 ball recoveries each the joint-highest for Didier Deschamps’ side so far in this tournament, while our man is second only to Antoine Griezmann for chances created by a player donning that famous blue shirt. 


Playing in one European Championship in a year is impressive, but Diogo has doubled up on that feat this summer and is currently competing in his second Euros of the post-season months. Having helped Portugal’s Under-21s side to the final of the U21 competition earlier in June, Dalot was drafted into Fernando Santos’s squad for the tournament to replace Joao Cancelo following a positive Covid-19 test. It was a first call-up to the senior side for our no.20 who, after making his debut in Wednesday’s draw with France, has now played in seven different matches across the two championships in 2021. 


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