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Euro 2020: France surpasses Germany

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mats Hummels failed to secure the ball after the cross in the first half
08:47, 16 June 2021

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Munich hosted the closing game of Round 1 of Euro 2020 group stage on Tuesday, as Germany and France crossed their sword on the pitch.

Both teams showed some their world-class performance, playing short passes. However, most of the initiative belonged to Germans who attacked a little more than the French; the latter, in turn, relied on counter-attacks. And the luck was theirs: Lucas Hernandez landed a cross from the left flank, and Mats Hummels could not prevent the ball from hitting the net. 

In the second half, the Germans speeded up but the French defended really good so Hugo Lloris did not have too much work. France actually had decent opportunities to score closer to the endspiel; Karim Benzema eventually used his opportunity but Kylian Mbappe appeared to be in the offside at the time.

Related: France - Germany: Euro 2020 match online

Earlier, national teams of Portugal and Hungary went toe-to-toe in Budapest on Tuesday night.

The incumbent champions of Europe spent the entire match on the opponent's half of the pitch. Diogo Jota and Andre Silva had their moments but failed to score, as Hungarian goalkeeper secured the ball after their shots. 

The final five minutes proved the most interesting. At first, Szabolcs Schön scored from the offside; soon after that, Raphael Guerreiro landed a shot from the middle of the penalty area. The ball ricocheted from the defender's leg, and the Portuguese celebrated their first goal. Then, Rafa Silva earned a penalty kick. Cristiano Ronaldo made the score 2-0, which made him the top goal scorer in the history of Euro tournaments.

Eventually, Ronaldo scored the double, sealing the win for his team.

Related: Euro 2020: Ronaldo scores double as Portugal defeats Hungary

 

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