European captain Thomas Bjorn was delighted with his team's efforts but warned his players against complacency ahead of the singles matches on Sunday.
It leaves Europe in a strong position but with exactly the same advantage the Europeans contrived to surrender in Brookline in 1999 and the Americans then blew in Medinah six years ago.
The Team Europe duo were two up after two holes and McIlroy made a fine putt on the third for a halve. Paired with Woods instead of Jordan Spieth-who was paired successfully with Reed in 2014 and 2016-Reed has been uncharacteristically subdued.
Let's face it: Koepka and Finau stole one away in Friday's opening match, as neither one of them hit the ball particularly well but were bailed out by some balky putts from Justin Rose and Jon Rahm.
"We need every single man to do their bit and really play hard and be determined to win this Cup back".
Two foursomes wins for the US, who had trailed 8-3 earlier in the day, kept the visitors' hopes of a spectacular comeback alive at Le Golf National. To retain the Cup, the USA must win 8 1/2 of the 12 points on Sunday.
"I think early in the week, he looked a little exhausted".
Reed was the face of the US victory in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, but this version of him has been barely recognizable from the one who was labeled "Captain America". The next day, in the aftermath of the US loss, Mickelson was critical of how the team was managed, and a task force was created to help the USA win back the Ryder Cup.
"Just pretty p***** off, the fact that I lost three matches, and didn't feel like I played poorly", he said.
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Captain America wields a shield that is practically indestructible, which will come in handy for Patrick Reed if he should try to deflect the criticism that looks set to come his way amid a dismal Ryder Cup.
Europe whitewashed the U.S. in the foursomes to turn the tie on its head, and after watching McIlroy bounce back alongside Ian Poulter to beat Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 4&2, he has total confidence in the Co Down man's ability to reset and "go again" today. The Europeans dovetailed superbly to surge four-up after eight holes, a lead they still held after 12. Europe has kept the same lineup that allowed it to sweep the foursomes session on Friday.
With the contest all square, Molinari reeled off three successive birdies from the 11th before Fleetwood sealed the match on the 15th as Woods could only manage bogey.
This time, Tony Finau made a more conventional birdie on No. 16, contributing to another rally in the Ryder Cup.
"Some of that (poor record) might be that Tiger Woods hasn't played his best golf but primarily it is that he hasn't had the support", said Chamblee, a former PGA Tour victor. They delivered, once again, by savaging Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau and, at one stage, Europe were 10-4 up.
Woods has failed to win seven consecutive matches, dating to his singles victory against Molinari in Wales in 2010.
"That's the nature of match play".
"If we can get two or three points early, it gets to be quiet and uneasy around here".
The rest of the European team wasn't too shabby either.