August 3, 2021

Euro football: the Blues win against Germany (1-0) for their entry into the running

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The only goal of the match was scored by a German player against his own side.

The Blues are launched! For their entry into the competition in Euro football, the Habs won 1-0 against Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

First dominated at the start of the game, the Blues then took control of the game (Mbappé particularly worried Neuer with a strike in the 17th). A mastery that finds concrete expression in the 20th minute. On a delicious pass from the outside of the right foot, Paul Pogba finds Lucas Hernandez on the left side. The full-back crosses hard at ground level in the direction of Neuer’s goal. Under pressure from Mbappé, German defender Mats Hummels deflects the ball from the calf into his own goal.

According to the statistics organization Opta, this is the fourth “csc” in favor of the Blues this season, a record in the history of the French selection.

4 – France has scored 4 goals on CSC this season (v Croatia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan & Germany), a record in its history. Fortunate ? #FROM #euro2020

– OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 15, 2021

1-0 at the break. At the start of the second period, Adrien Rabiot, very precise in his passes in the first half, placed a strike on the post of Neuer (52). The rest is more complicated for the Blues, endangered in particular by Gnabry (54) who places a half-volley, lonely at the far post. The ball just passed over Lloris’ goal.

At the end of the game, the French could have benefited from a penalty on a defensive tackle from Hummels on Mbappé at the extreme limit of the fault (78). A goal was also refused for offside to Karim Benzema (85, on a pass from Mbappé), after recourse to video assistance in refereeing.

A success which places the Blues second in Group F behind the victorious Portugal Tuesday, June 15 from Hungary (3-0). Next French match: Hungary – France, Saturday 19 in Budapest (3 p.m.).

Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembele, at the end of the match between France and Germany on Tuesday evening.