France beat Germany 1-0 with Mats Hummels own goal

France vs Germany
Euro 2020 : France 1, Germany 0

The world champions France just defeated a desperate German side, searching for a win on the big stage for a while. The match in Munich ended with the scoreline France 1, Germany 0.

In the 20th minute, German defender Mats Hummels scored an unfortunate own goal while trying to stop the deadly cross.
Pogba pinged a beautiful crossfield pass to Hernandez who then came up with a dangerous cross.

After 1-0 down in the first half, Germany came charging on the second half but was unable to test Hugo Loris.
It was France who had a good chance.

In the 66th minute, Mbappe scored a stunner but was flagged offside.
Also in the 85th minute, the goal of returning Benzema was disallowed by VAR with another offside call on Mbappe.

In the 66th minute, Mbappe scored a stunner but was flagged offside.

Also in the 85th minute, the goal of returning Benzema was disallowed by VAR with another offside call on Mbappe.

Overall, Varane and Kimbempe were solid at the back meanwhile was Kante winning every ball in-sight as usual. Pogba’s midfield play and long passes were good too.

Also, Benzema and Mbappe link-ups were outsanting. This partnership will be crucial if France is to move forward in the competition. 

France is now unbeaten in all games when Pogba and Kanté have started together:

  • 28 games 
  • 22 wins and
  • 6 draws.

Meanwhile, Germany should really improve on finishing as they don’t have that clinical number 9. The energy was there in the second half but it was not enough.

 

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