Ahead of Sunday’s second-round run-off vote, the two candidates for the French presidency have gone head to head in their only televised debate.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has fallen behind centrist Emmanuel Macron in the opinion polls but millions of voters are still undecided.
It did not take long for the two-hour-45-minute clash to burst into life.
The candidates confronted each other on the cost of living, Russia, climate change and immigration.
Spiralling prices, of energy and at the shops, have dominated the campaign and immediately took centre stage in the debate, broadcast on the two biggest TV networks as well as the big news channels.
Emmanuel Macron was widely seen as the winner of the 2017 debate, when his rival appeared flustered and underprepared. But this time, Marine Le Pen was ready from the start and far more composed.
Throughout the debate, it was Mr Macron who went on the offensive, appearing more like a challenger than an incumbent, repeatedly interrupting his rival.