Lucas Digne's second appearance at Euro 2020 lasted all of five minutes after the full-back was forced off with an injury.
The Everton man had come on as a half-time substitute in the entertaining 2-2 draw with Portugal but had to be taken off following an innocuous-looking incident by the touchline in which Digne appeared to tweak a quadricep muscle.
He was replaced by Adrien Rabiot who deputised at left-back in a game that featured three penalties, two scored by Cristiano Ronaldo and one by Karim Benzema, and another well-taken goal by Benzema.
The result means that both countries progress to the Round of 16, Germany's draw with Hungary ensuring that they will face England next while France will play Switzerland and Portugal will face Belgium.
The France boss, Didier Deschamps, later added: “He has a muscle injury, he felt a pull behind his thigh. It will be very complicated [for the rest of Euro 2020]."
Everton are reporting that Lucas Digne will undergo a scan on Thursday and continue to be assessed by the France medical team.
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1 Posted 23/06/2021 at 23:23:14
Does anyone know if we can get compensation from the French FA? I think he'll be out for at least 3 months given our usual formidable record here...
2 Posted 23/06/2021 at 23:23:44
England out in the next round then
3 Posted 24/06/2021 at 01:22:40
4 Posted 24/06/2021 at 08:57:56
5 Posted 24/06/2021 at 09:18:56
He walked over to the side and got ushered back onto the pitch by what appeared to be a French medical team. He sat, then lay down for a bit of treatment before walking off and being subbed.
I also thought it must be down to a poor warm-up, he had the whole of half-time to do so. Just hoping he's fit for the start of our season.
7 Posted 24/06/2021 at 10:32:58
8 Posted 24/06/2021 at 15:06:46
Might stop some offers for his services from the Champions League clubs if there is a silver lining to be had.
9 Posted 24/06/2021 at 15:08:18
Even so, hoping for a speedy recovery for Digne. Class act.
Wasnt bothered who England got. Were going to have to beat good teams to win it either way
28 Posted 28/06/2021 at 11:14:24
29 Posted 28/06/2021 at 13:26:32
We had some great centre mids from that era in Reid, Bracewell, McMahon and Richardson. Just a shame we couldn't hold onto them all.
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