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Watch: Theo Hernandez’s outstanding slide challenge denies Carrasco

Watch: Theo Hernandez’s outstanding slide challenge denies Carrasco
Watch: Theo Hernandez’s outstanding slide challenge denies Carrasco

France found it tough against Belgium in their European Championship last 16 tie last night, but they got over the line thanks to an own-goal and another clean sheet.

It was Jan Vertonghen who stuck out a leg in the 85th minute that deflected the ball in, and that got Les Bleus into the quarter-finals of Euro 2024, but another resilient defensive effort helped which Theo Hernandez and Mike Maignan contributed to.

It was a tackle on Yannick Carrasco by the left-back that stole the headlines; a perfectly-timed intervention that he had to get right and was straight out of the school of Paolo Maldini.