Spain vs France ratings: Lamine Yamal wows, Kylian Mbappe silenced in Euro 2024 semi-final


Lamine Yamal gave an impressive performance, reminiscent of Pele, to help Spain reach the final of Euro 2024. On the contrary, Kylian Mbappe exited the tournament without making much of an impact.

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Yamal's amazing goal helped Spain defeat France 2-1 in the semi-final match in Munich. Dani Olmo scored Spain's second goal after Randal Kolo Muani had scored first for France. Spain will now play against either England or Netherlands in the final on Sunday.

In this section, Sky Sports assesses the players from both teams, and you can also provide your own ratings for each of them down below.

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Unai Simon Shines With 7 Saves

The French attackers didn't put much pressure on him, only managing to get three shots on goal. While his passing still needs improvement, it's difficult to criticize him.

Marc Cucurella Shines With 7 Goals

The German fans in the crowd jeered every time he touched the ball following the controversial handball incident in the quarter-final. Surprisingly, this did not seem to rattle him as he continued to play at a top level throughout the tournament. He effectively shut down Ousmane Dembele, keeping him from making much of an impact.

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Aymeric Laporte - 7

Contributed to France's goal scored by Kolo Muani, but his valuable experience played a key role in helping Spain secure the victory.

Was doing well in the game until he was told to switch positions and play at full-back. He struggled against France sub Bradley Barcola and was beaten several times. Luckily, one of Barcola's dribbles didn't result in a goal.

Jesus Navas: 6

He probably didn't get much sleep the night before, knowing that he would have to deal with Mbappe and his young fast legs. He received a yellow card after only 14 minutes, meaning he had to be extra careful for the rest of the match. Unfortunately, he had to leave the game early in the second half due to an injury, and Vivian took his place on the field.

Exudes sophistication. The core of a squad brimming with exceptional skills. He is the glue that binds everything for this remarkable Spanish team, who are just one match away from achieving greatness.

Fabian Ruiz Is Number 8

The strong connection he has with Rodri is unmatched in the tournament. His clever movements into the penalty area pose a continuous danger, although he missed a great opportunity to score with a header from close range in the beginning.

Discover Dani Olmo's Journey To Success

He has quickly climbed the ranks in the competition for the Golden Boot, scoring his third goal of the tournament despite only playing in two games. His latest goal was a sight to behold, as he caught Aurelien Tchouameni off guard with a quick move to create the scoring opportunity.

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Nico Williams At 7

The atmosphere at the tournament was not as bleak as before, thanks to Jules Kounde's strong defensive skills.

"Discover Lamine Yamal - 9"

What were you up to when you were 16? Were you impressing everyone with amazing goals and becoming famous online? Not likely.

Yamal is making a big impact in international football, earning the title of the youngest player to score in a European Championships or World Cup. The player he surpassed? Pele. There are definitely similarities to the Brazilian legend in the journey of this talented young player. He seems to go against all expectations.

Alvaro Morata: 7.timeScale

In this flashy and thrilling Spanish team, he plays a supporting role, pitching in whenever necessary. He earned four fouls and committed three himself, revealing a tougher side to his game amidst the beautiful football being showcased. It's essential for every team to have a player like him.

Vivian gave Jesus Navas a rating of 7.

In the blog, it was mentioned that Mikel Oyarzabal replaced Alvaro Morata and received a rating of 7.

Mikel Merino substituted Dani Olmo and received a rating of 7.

Martin Zubimendi will replace Yamine Lamal in the upcoming match.

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Ferran Torres came on as a substitute for Nico Williams, but did not have enough impact to receive a rating.

Mike Maignan's Top 7 Saves

There wasn't much he could do about either goal in yet another strong performance. He quickly came out of his goal just after halftime and made a perfect tackle on Nico Williams. He's definitely one of the top players in his position.

Jules Kounde - Number 7

He has excelled in his position as a right-back for the team. He is always eager to support the attack and has shown higher quality than his teammates in that area. He managed to handle the speed and strength of Williams effectively. It was unfair that his team ended up losing the match.

William Saliba's Rating - 6

Appeared flustered and stressed for the first time in this competition when dealing with the fast pace and clever moves of the Spain attackers.

Upamecano: 5 Key Points

Just like Saliba, he appeared uncomfortable and seemed to struggle. He was a liability.

Theo Hernandez: 6 Facts

I didn't know how to deal with Yamal, unsure if I should stay close to him or force him to use his right foot. I had a good opportunity to challenge Simon in the second half, but I mishit the ball and missed the target.

Adrien Rabiot: The Top 5

Not good. He didn't move well and Spain was able to make significant progress in midfield.

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N'Golo Kante: The Six Role

Once again given the responsibility of playing in a more demanding position, he displayed his typical energy and aggression, but there was a lack of excellence in the attacking end.

Aurelien Tchouameni Shines At 6

Had a good opportunity to score against Simon in the second half, but struggled to get possession of the ball to advance France's position and maintain pressure.

Kylian Mbappe: 6 Facts

The masked man may be gone, but he was easily noticeable in this game. Despite making a great assist for Kolo Muani's goal, he wasn't playing at his best. He missed a crucial opportunity near the end of the game by shooting over the bar. It's safe to say he won't look back fondly on Euro 2024.

Ousmane Dembele's Top 5 Moments

Lost the ball more times than any other player (21 times). Disappointed with his passing accuracy when it comes to making key plays.

Meet Kolo Muani - 7

One opportunity, one objective. It's hard to expect anything more from a single forward. Unlucky to be substituted with France trying to catch up in the game.

Eduardo Camavinga came on as a substitute for N'Golo Kante and put in a solid performance, earning a rating of 6.

Antoine Griezmann came on as a substitute for Adrien Rabiot and performed well, earning a rating of 7.

Bradley Barcola was substituted for Ousmane Dembele and played for a duration of 7 minutes.

Olivier Giroud came on the field to replace Kolo Muani, but he didn't make a significant impact in the game.

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