Kante, in a rarity, got the game's only goal. One to savour for the 29-year-old.
📷 Kante: Match Snapshot
Kante was his usual selfless self. The midfielder, paired alongside Juventus' Adrien Rabiot and Manchester United Paul Pogba, smothered the opposition, and broke up several Portuguese attacks.
⚽ ⏱️ 53' Kante showed more alertness than many of his compatriots, and certainly more than the opposition, as he bundled home the ony goal of the game after Kingsley Coman's shot was spilled by Portugal stopper Rui Patricio.
Kante followed the ball up and dispatched it whilst everyone around him reacted in slow motion.
〽️ Kante: Rating Week-on-Week
This has been Kante's best performance this season, for club or country. His relentless performance tonight saw him earn a 8.8 FC rating. His last outing for Chelsea saw him receive a 8.1 FC rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
Kante match stats
Kante: What Next?
Kante has shown inconsistency this season, and the 29-year-old will have to work on producing similar performances to the one he demonstrated tonight.