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UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights: France 1-0 Germany

UEFA Euro 2020, France vs Germany Football Match Highlights: World champion France beat Germany 1-0

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 16, 2021 9:22:44 am
UEFA Euro 2020, France vs Germany Live Score (Source: AP)

UEFA Euro 2020, France vs Germany Football Match Highlights: Mats Hummels scored an owngoal and France beat Germany 1-0 on Tuesday at the European Championship. The experienced defender was attempting to stop Lucas Hernandezs cross from reaching France forward Kylian Mbappe when he diverted the ball into his own net in the 20th minute.

Both teams had chances to score Ilkay Gundogan wasted Germanys best opportunity of the first half when he couldnt direct his shot on target. France twice put the ball in the net in the second half but both were called back for offside. Mbappe sent a curling shot inside the far post midway through the half and then set up Karim Benzema for another late in the match.

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UEFA Euro 2020, France vs Germany Football Highlights:

02:31 (IST)16 Jun 2021
FRANCE WIN 1-0

World champions France begin tournament on a winning note.France had two goals ruled offside and Adrien Rabiot hit the upright, so ultimately an unfortunate Mats Hummels own goal proved decisive to beat Germany 1-0 in Munich. Pogba and Kante bossed the midfield. A great start for tournament favourites.

02:19 (IST)16 Jun 2021
88' Handball by Rabiot, sustituted

Germany have a free-kick from a handball by Rabiot. Sane goes straight for goal from outside the box but can't keep his effort down. Ousmane Dembele comes in for Addrien Rabiot.

02:19 (IST)16 Jun 2021
87' Double substitution for Germany

Emre Can and Kevin Volland come in for Matthias Ginter, Robin Gosens respectively for Germany.

02:18 (IST)16 Jun 2021
85' Benzema offside, susbtituted

Benzema almost marked his return to International football with a goal but it's ruled out for offside. Mbappe races onto Pogba's throughball and squares the ball for Benzema who slots it into the net. VAR gets involved and rules the goal out. Correntin Tolisso comes in for Benzema.

02:09 (IST)16 Jun 2021
77' Mbappe goes down in the box

Kempembe cuts out Kroos' pass. Mbappe shows terrific pace to edge in front and goes down in the box. The referee waves play on.

02:03 (IST)16 Jun 2021
73' Double substitution for Germany

Timo Werner and Leroy Sane come in place of Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry respectively. There’s a break in play because of what looks like a muscle injury to Ginter.

01:57 (IST)16 Jun 2021
66' Mbappe offside

Pogba sends a fantastic shot to Mbappe, who shows fantastic feet to curl the ball into the far bottom corner. A beautiful finish but alas offside. 

01:54 (IST)16 Jun 2021
63' Germany corner

Germany have picked up the momentum in this half. Varane sends Kimmich's cross out for a corner. Gosens nearly sends the ball across the box to Kimmich but Lloris grabs it instead.

01:50 (IST)16 Jun 2021
56' Another chance for Germany

Kimmich sends a looping cross from the byline towards Gosens at the back post. Gosens rises high before falling along with Pavard. Kroos’s long-range shot hits the fallen Gosens in the six-yard box.

01:45 (IST)16 Jun 2021
53' Chance for Germany

Gosens sends in a fantastic cross to find Gnabry at the far post but he hits it into the ground, bounces back just over the crossbar. That was the closes Germany came to scoring a goal.

01:43 (IST)16 Jun 2021
51' Rabiot hits the post

Rabiot latches onto Mbappe's pass into the box and lashes a shot but it hits the post. Greizmann looking unhappy, he was at the right place for a tap-in but didn't receive a pass from Rabiot.

01:38 (IST)16 Jun 2021
47' Mbappe masterclass

Mbappe showpiece on display. Mbappe beats Hummels to wiggle into the box but Hummels catches up to force the winger aside. 

01:35 (IST)16 Jun 2021
Second half

France get the second half underway. No changes for either sides during half-time. 

01:32 (IST)16 Jun 2021
Did Antonio Rüdiger try to have a nibble of Paul Pogba in the first half?

Is that a nibble, a bite? Just before Pogba attracted the linesman's offside flag. Pogba waggles his finger at the linesman as things get heated up.

01:26 (IST)16 Jun 2021
Parachute landing in the stadium

While we wait for the second half to begin, here is what is trending. A Greenpeace activist lands at Arena Munich with a parachute prior to the UEFA EURO 2020 group F preliminary round soccer match between France and Germany in Munich. It nearly went wrong.

01:23 (IST)16 Jun 2021
Half-time: France 1-0 Germany

World champions France lead 1-0 at half-time through a Mats Hummels own goal. Germany had zero shots on target in the first half. Paul Pogba was excellent, and made the goal with a majestic/overhit pass, while N’Golo Kante has been added advantage for France. 

01:13 (IST)16 Jun 2021
38' Kimmich escapes red card

Hernandez blocks off Kimmichs run inside and Kimmich slips and catches the full-back in the side of the face. The referee doesn't take out the red card though.

01:10 (IST)16 Jun 2021
32' Corner for France

Mbappe escapes down the left. Benzema was waiting for the cut back in the centre but Ginter recovers well to give France a corner. Germany clear the corner comfortably. 

00:57 (IST)16 Jun 2021
22' Chance for Germany

Germany almost equalise immediately after Hummels' own goal. Mueller nods wide from Gosens' high cross into the box but the danger is averted for France for now.

00:56 (IST)16 Jun 2021
20' OWN GOAL: FRANCE 1-0 GERMANY

Hernandez crosses and Mats Hummels puts the ball into his own net to give France lead in first half. Pogba picks out Hernandez in space down the left and the left-back crosses in from the byline. Hummels' defensive positioning gives away the goal to France. 

Squads:

France: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan, Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma, N’Golo Kante, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso, Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram

Germany: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp, Matthias Ginter, Robin Gosens, Christian Gunter, Marcel Halstenberg, Mats Hummels, Lukas Klostermann, Robin Koch, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Emre Can, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Kai Havertz, Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Florian Neuhaus, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Timo Werner, Leroy Sane, Kevin Kolland

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