World Cup Champions France came against former winners Germany in a top game at the ongoing Euro 2020 tourney. The much slated game everyone was dying to see came off with a lot of excitement in the match.
This was the 32nd meeting for both squads, and the first time playing in a group stage in a competition. The game started on a bit of a slow pace but it gradually warmed up after ten minutes of play, as France started sandbagging the Germans.
On the other side, the French also pushed forward looking for a first target. In the 16th minute, France striker Mbape’s shot from right behind the German box nearly got a goal but was punched out by German goalkeeper Manuel Nauer.
The French kept attacking the Germans until the 19th wink, when a Hernandez cross caused an own goal from M. Hummels in the 20th minute. It was 1-0 to France.
The Germans turned the heat on the French too, as they were poised to equalise as fleetly as they could to level up the game. A Free kick was given to the French just right close to the goalpost of the French but was blocked by the French wall.
In no time, the Germans again had another Free kick at the same spot but was blasted off target by T. Kroos. The game got really arresting as both sides were proving their worth on the field of play. The first half ended with 1-0 in favour of France.
In the second half, both sides alike attacked each other, creating beaucoup opportunities. France with their danger men Mbape and Paul Pogba in front, they created scoring chances but wasted them by a thin bound.
Germany on the other hand did all they can to get the equaliser but could not change the scoreline. The telepathic display between the three amulet of the French team Paul Pogba, Kilian Mbape and Karim Benzema was simply phenomenal.
And in the 85th minute, the trio made it befall, as Benzema scored France’s second goal but was disallowed by the referee for an offside.
Meanwhile, Germany still kept pushing forward to equalise but it was too late. The match came to end with the first half own mistake from Hummels made the difference. France has beaten Germany on their home grounds and seems to have dominated in ultimate of their meetings.