An own goal by Mats Hummels sealed a hardfought 1-0 win for world champions France against Germany, in their Group F Euro 2020 opening game inside the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
The defeat means Germany have now lost their opening fixture at the European Championship for the first time after a record 12-game unbeaten run.
France broke the deadlock in the 20th minute when midfielder Paul Pogba’s superb raking pass was fired back across the goal by Lucas Hernandez and Hummels slotted the ball into his own net as he tried to clear.
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France’s Adrien Rabiot struck the outside of the post early in the second half and Kylian Mbappe had a superb finish ruled out for offside.
And with five minutes left in the game Karim Benzema thought he had wrapped up the game, after slamming Mbappe’s cross into the back of the net but it was also disallowed for offside.
Up next for Germany is a tough tie against Portugal on Saturday, 19 June while France will take on Hungary in Budapest.
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Final before final.
the two teams are likely to meet in the final again.
France could have won this match with at least 3 goals. I can’t see any of eagles defenders standing against this French attack, maybe only Zaidu Sanusi.
Mr man ur mentally sick can’t u comment on the topic what concerns super eagles with that topic and ur mate have joined u and i am still expecting others because people like you are many here,
What’s wrong in making comparism between eagles & les blues? Your verbal abuse is very unnecessary, we are not fighting & super eagles is not your property. Many people on this forum are not just capable of decent & matured discourse.
Eagles stood against maradona in 1994. Cameroon stood against maradona in 1990. Senegal players did the same. Football can be funny. Stop looking done in yourself and the team
Floppy zaidu sanusi, what did he played against chelsea?
This is the kind of response needed here,if we are talking of reaching world Cup semi final, we should assess our players with the best of euro 2020. We might fall into the same group.
This German team is not impressive, not good enough to win the Euros.