UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights, Hungary vs Portugal and France vs Germany Updates: Mats Hummels scored an own-goal and France beat Germany 1-0 Tuesday at Euro 2020. The experienced defender was attempting to stop Lucas Hernandez’s 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. İlkay Gundogan wasted Germany’s best opportunity of the first half when he couldn’t direct his shot on target.
FULL TIME! France beat Germany 1-0!
Mats Hummels scored an own-goal and France beat Germany 1-0.
The experienced defender was attempting to stop Lucas Hernández’s cross from reaching France forward Kylian Mbappé when he diverted the ball into his own net in the 20th minute.
Both teams had chances to score. İlkay Gündoğan wasted Germany’s best opportunity of the first half when he couldn’t direct his shot on target.
France twice put the ball in the net in the second half but both were called back for offside. Mbappé sent a curling shot inside the far post midway through the half and then set up Karim Benzema for another late in the match.
Protest Before Start!
A Greenpeace protestor parachuted into the stadium before France’s game against Germany.
He appeared to parasail from the roof onto the field. He was quickly met by security personal.
The parachute had the words “Kick out oil Greenpeace” written on it. The person was also given medical attention on the side of the field.
Cristiano Ronaldo's action of moving Coca-Cola bottles saw the soft-drink company suffering as their stock prices dropped 1.6 per cent.
KICK-OFF! France and Germany get us underway in Munich!
World champions France were at full strength for their opening Euro 2020 match against Germany on Tuesday with star forwards Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe spearheading a formidable attack.
Benzema is playing his first competitive international since France lost to Germany in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup after being recalled to the national team by Didier Deschamps following a five-and-a-half-year exile.
Bayern Munich defenders Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez are included in the French defence for the Group F clash at the Allianz Arena, the pair's home club ground.
Both teams are captained by goalkeepers with Manuel Neuer between the sticks for Germany and Hugo Lloris in the French goal.
To counter the France attack, Germany coach Joachim Loew has named a three-man central defence as expected.
Chelsea centre-back Antonio Ruediger lines up alongside 2014 World Cup winners Mats Hummels and Matthias Ginter.
Real Madrid star Toni Kroos and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan were named in central midfield with Joshua Kimmich and Atalanta's Robin Gosens on the flanks.
Thomas Mueller makes his 103rd Germany appearance as part of a three-man attack alongside Champions League winner Kai Havertz and Bayern team-mate Serge Gnabry.
Leon Goretzka was left out the matchday squad after failing to recover in time from a leg injury.
Germany Starting XI - Manuel Neuer (capt); Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Ruediger; Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Toni Kroos, Robin Gosens; Kai Havertz, Thomas Mueller, Serge Gnabry
🗒️ TEAM NEWS: Thomas Müller starts in attack for Germany...— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 15, 2021
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France Starting XI - Hugo Lloris (capt); Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Adrien Rabiot; Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe
🗒️ TEAM NEWS: Rabiot is preferred in midfield alongside Pogba and Kanté...— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 15, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo now has 11 goals in Euros, spread across five tournaments going back to 2004.
FULL TIME! Cristiano Ronaldo nets double and all 3 points in the bag for Portugal with 3-0 win against Hungary!
GOAL! Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the penalty spot to double Portugal's lead vs Hungary!
10 – Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in European Championship Finals history to score 10 goals in the competition, overtaking Michel Platini’s record of nine, all of which he scored in the 1984 edition. History. #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/j89tNODaTv— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 15, 2021
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. Germany had never previously lost an opening game in the group stage at the Euros.
Before the match started, a Greenpeace protestor parachuted into the stadium.
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated becoming the first player to appear in five European Championships with a brace as they got their title defence off to a winning start with a 3-0 victory over a determined Hungary.
Ronaldo’s 87th-minute penalty after a foul on Rafa Silva meant he overtook Michel Platini for most European Championship goals scored, taking his tally to 10, after Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected goal had given them the lead three minutes earlier. Ronaldo, who missed a sitter in the first half, then delivered the final blow to a spirited Hungary side with a goal after a brilliant Portugal move in stoppage time.
Before Portugal’s goal rush, Hungary thought they had snatched a first win over the visitors in their 14th meeting much to the delight of a packed stadium when Szabolcs Schon had the ball in the net. But the winger’s effort was disallowed for offside in the build-up.