This Tuesday evening, the France team faced Germany – in Munich – for his entry into contention for Euro 2020. For his first match in Group F, Didier Deschamps composed his team in 4-3-1-2. The two Parisians – Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappé – were titular. The Parisian defender was associated with Raphaël Varane in central hinge. N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot formed the midfield. For his part, Antoine Griezmann was in support of Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema. Opposite, Germany was 3-4-3. Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz were in attack.
The French opened the scoring in this meeting. Following a magnificent overture by Paul Pogba, Lucas Hernandez saw his center be diverted by Mats Hummels in his own goals (1-0, 20th). Morally touched by this goal, the Germans saw the Blues gradually regain control of the game. But the 2014 world champions obtained a good situation a few minutes later by İlkay Gündoğan (38th). The Blues returned to the locker room with this advantage in the score.
In the second half, Adrien Rabiot got a huge opportunity, but his shot hit the post of Manuel Neuer (52nd). A few seconds later, Serge Gnabry saw his volley hit the crossbar of the French goalkeeper (54th). A few minutes later Presnel Kimpembe and Hugo Lloris made good interventions in the opposing feet. After the hour of play, Kylian Mbappé was close to the break but the PSG striker saw his goal be refused for an offside position (66th). A few minutes later, the French number 10 should have obtained a penalty following a foul by Mats Hummels (78th). The French could once again have made the break, but Karim Benzema’s goal was canceled for an offside knee from Kylian Mbappé. The Blues finally won with a score of 1-0. The two Parisians, Kylian Mbappé and Presnel Kimpembe, played the entire match. For its next match, the French team will face Hungary on June 19 in Budapest.
- XI de la France : Lloris (c) – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez – Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot (Dembélé, 90th + 4) – Griezmann, Benzema (Tolisso, 89th), Mbappé.
- Bench: Mandanda, Maignan, Lenglet, Lemar, Giroud, Tolisso, Zouma, Digne, Coman, Ben Yedder, Koundé.
- XI of Germany : Neuer (c) – Ginter (Can, 88e), Hummels, Rüdiger – Kimmich, Gündogan, Kroos, Gosens (Volland, 88e) – Müller, Gnabry (Werner, 74e), Havertz (Sané, 74e)
- Banc: Leno, Trapp, Günter, Halstenberg, Klostermann, Koch, Süle, Neuhaus
– France team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) June 15, 2021