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UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs France, Germany vs Hungary: Germany, Portugal reach R16; Ronaldo matches Ali Daei’s record

UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs France, Germany vs Hungary Highlights: France (5 points), Germany (4 points), Portugal (4 points) have all progressed to the Round of 16 from Group F.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 24, 2021 2:29:19 pm
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UEFA Euro 2020, Portugal vs France, Germany vs Hungary: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 109th goal — matching Ali Daei’s record for the joint most goals scored by an individual in men’s international football — as Portugal and Germany followed France through to the Round of 16 from Group F.

Germany went down by a goal to Hungary in Munich and were staring at an early exit till the 84th minute, before Leon Goretzka equalized in a 2-2 draw against Hungary. Meanwhile in Budapest, Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 1-0 lead over France but then Karim Benzema struck twice to put them behind. Ronaldo then equalized again, scoring his 109th goal for Portugal, before France equalized.

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02:35 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Round of 16 fixtures

At the end of the most dramatic night of international football in recent memory, we have the final R16 fixtures. From tonight's participants, Portugal and Germany have sneaked through only to find themselves up against Belgium and England respectively. France, going through as group toppers, will face Switzerland.

02:26 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Full Time: Hungary are eliminated

What a dramatic night! What a jail break for Germany, as well as Portugal. For the most part of the night, it looked like Hungary were going through, with Germany going out. Portugal also looked likely to be eliminated at one point. But at the full time whistles, both matches end as 2-2 draws.

France and Germany go through as 1st and 2nd. Portugal go through as best placed 3rd. 

02:14 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Germany equalize in 84th minute

Germany now save themselves with less than 10 minutes remaining in Group F. Goretzka scores in the 84th minute to get Germany level at 2-2 with Hungary. 

France and Germany will be going through as 1st and 2nd (France and Portugal still drawing 2-2) and Portugal will go through as best placed 3rd team, if things do not change. Hungary will be eliminated!

02:06 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Germany face exit doors again

What a Group of Death Group F is living up to be. Havertz seemed to get Germany out of jail, but Hungary have taken a 2-1 lead straight from the restart. With 20 minutes left, Germany are now facing elimination. France Portugal and Hungary (best 3rd place) would be going through.

01:55 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Ronaldo scores! World record broken, Portugal draw level with France

Ronaldo scores again! Yet again from the penalty spot. He matches the world record. Equaling 109th men's international goal for Cristiano Ronaldo, tying with Ali Daei.

But more importantly from Portugal's perspective, this gets them level 2-2. And gives their campaign some breath of fresh air. Portugal are back to R16 reckoning.

And oh, it's all happening at the hour mark! Germany score too! It's 1-1 in Munich. Which means both Germany and Portugal are back within R16 reckoning. Hungary going out now, as it stands.

Group stage madness!

01:48 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Portugal now stare at group-stage exit

Well, well, it's Portugal who are facing a group-stage exit now. They were crusing in the first half, now they are on the brink of despair. Germany, looking for a way back against Hungary, would go through as best placed 3rd team as things stand now. 35 minutes of football still to be played. Lots of drama in store, you get the feeling.

01:43 (IST)24 Jun 2021
2nd Half: Benzema scores again, France lead Portugal 2-1

The second half gets underway in Munich as well as Budapest. The last 45 minutes of group action in Euro 2020. And it's Benzema who starts the 2nd half like he ended the 1st half. France lead Portugal 2-1 now!

01:19 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Benzema scores at stroke of half-time: France 1-1 Portugal

And there's a penalty given on the other end of the pitch in Budapest now just at the stroke of half-time, Mbappe winning it for France. And Benzema tucks it in. It's 1-1 in France vs Portugal. The half-time whistle blows in Munich, where Hungary are still leading 1-0. Can Germany turn it around?

Half-time Scores

France 1-1 Portugal

Germany 0-1 Hungary

01:10 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Ronaldo 1 goal away from matching Ali Daei

Also, for all the Ronaldo record watchers, that was his 108th international goal. He is now 2 goals away from becoming the highest individual goalscorer in international football. Ali Daei of Iran (109 goals) currently holds that record. Ronaldo has scored four goals at EURO 2020; the most by a player in the group stages at the tournament since David Villa in 2008 (4).

01:02 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Ronaldo scores, Portugal 1-0 France

And Ronaldo scores from the penalty spot for Portugal. Portugal take the lead in Budapest. Ronaldo is now the the leading European goalscorer across Euros and World Cups with 20 goals.

00:55 (IST)24 Jun 2021
25' - Germany face group-stage exit

Gone past the halfway mark in the 1st half of the last round of group games. Germany, 0-1 down vs Hungary, are staring at elmination. France and Portugal still playing out a goalless draw, which will be good enough for both of them to progress.

00:43 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Hungary take 1-0 lead vs Germany

Hungary have scored the first goal of the night in Group F. Hungary have the lead as Adam Szalai heads the visitors ahead in Munich! Germany go behind. Still goalles between Portugal and France.

00:27 (IST)24 Jun 2021
Ready to begin

Four sets of players emerge onto the pitch.

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23:26 (IST)23 Jun 2021
Spain, Sweden go through from Group E

Spain have beaten Slovakia 5-0. Sweden have beaten Poland 3-2.

It all comes to a head in Group F - the group of death - at 12:30 am IST. When France take on Portugal and Germany take on Hungary.

22:50 (IST)23 Jun 2021
Last group stage matches

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the last round of group matches at Euro 2020. First up, Spain, battling to avoid early elimination, are in cruise control vs Slovakia. Sweden are also beating Poland 2-0. Which would mean, with half an hour left in Group E action, that Spain and Sweden will go through from that group.

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