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L'Equipe's Player Ratings For The Euro 2016 Final Are Incredibly Harsh

David Clarke
By David Clarke
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French sports magazine L'equipe certainly didn't hold back when it came to the player ratings from last night's Euro 2016 final.

Level after full-time, Portugal stunned the host-nation into silence during extra time. Swansea City reject Eder emerged from the bench and fired home the winner from distance.

An unlikely victory and an even more unlikely hero - but one thing that wasn't as unlikely were L'Equipe's now infamous player ratings.


A 4 for Oliver Giroud, a 3 for Dmitri Payet, a 4 for Paul Pogba - you have to say that is quite harsh. France dominated large periods of the game, but just couldn't find the goal. It's clear that the French aren't exactly fans of Mark Clattenburg after last night's final, giving the English official a 4.

It seems they've made up their mind why Portugal won the game, awarding goalkeeper Rui Patricio a rating of 9. Despite Patricio's excellent performance, to say he's the only reason they won it perhaps undermines the Portuguese victory.

Also to award a 4 for Adrien Silva, and  5s for Renato Sanches, Cedric Soares and Jose Fonte seems incredibly bitter from the French magazine - considering the gallant performances from these Portuguese heros.


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