Belgium surged forward from the first whistle, controlling the game for the first 15 minutes.

Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe combined to remind everyone that France would only need one chance on the counter attack, before Hazard responded with an attacking masterclass of his own.

Despite chances for both sides, the half-time score remained goalless.France began the second half much stronger than they had the first and they showed yet again how dangerous they are from set-pieces, with Umtiti scoring a header from a corner in the 51st minute.

This opened the game up with France creating more chances and despite throwing everything they could at France, Belgium couldn’t produce the equaliser with Les Bleus booking their place in the Final. 


Thibaut Coutois - 8

Was only tested a few times in the first half but made crucial saves to stop France taking the lead against the run of play.

Toby Alderweireld- 7

Kept his line with Kompany and remained calm under pressure, preferring easy lateral passes to build up the Belgium attack from the back.

Vincent Kompany- 7

If Belgium played the ball back it ended up at Kompany’s feet and he proved a good option, making the most of any space, taking his time on the ball and moving his team forward.

Jan Vertonghen – 6.5

A quite game from the number five. He did his job well even when faced with the likes of Mbappe and Benjamin Pavard.