Germany beat Portugal to raise the Euro hope while France did | Euro2020 News
Germany bounced back from their Euro 2020 campaign and opened Group F with a 4-2 win over Portugal in Munich on Saturday, when French international champions were forced to make a draw with Hungary.
At the end of Saturday, Robert Lewandowski’s second-half defense of Poland drew 1-1 with Spain in Seville, forcing the players to complete second consecutive rounds in Group E as the second round of the competition drew to a close.
France’s 1-1 draw with Hungary in Budapest and Germany’s victory means that there is a lot to play in the final Group F final on Wednesday when the Germans host Hungary and France face Portugal.
“Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing.
“We have to play every game like today. We have to force our enemy and then we can go slowly, ”he added.
After Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 107th world goal – which left him with a long history of Ali Daei – to lead Portugal quickly, the Germans returned four unanswered goals.
Portuguese defenders Ruben Dias and Raphaël Guerreiro both put the ball in their net to give Germany a half-lead lead in their Euro 2020 match in Munich.
Portugal have become the first team to score two goals in a single match at the European Championship.
Kai Havertz’s goal confirmed Germany’s left-back dominance before Robin Gosens took over his show about the game and went fourth in Germany to add two of his assistants.
Portugal bounced back when Diogo Jota connected with a volley connected by Ronaldo to complete 4-2 with 23 minutes remaining.
Germany continued to dominate Portugal, having won five times in a row at the World Cup or in the European Championship final since Euro 2000.
“Germany was a better team and I take part in (this), but if we make progress now it’s up to us and how we respond,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.
Germany created more chances compared to Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat by France, while Portugal lost their temper in their 3-0 win over Hungary the same day.
Germany came close to completing their fifth goal when Havertz’s successor Leon Goretzka was sacked after a series of attacks.
This is the first time Portugal have conceded four goals since losing 4-0 to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.
Hungary holds France
Earlier in the day France, fans ahead of the game, were held hostage by Hungary in the heat and in front of a crowd of about 56,000 in Budapest, they had to step back to draw 1-1.
At the only Euro 2020 facility without restrictions due to COVID-19, Attila Fiola offered the opportunity to receive visitors during the first suspension after defending security in France.
But Antoine Griezmann, winner of the Golden Boot at Euro 2016, equalized in the 66th minute as the unsatisfied France avoided their first defeat of the tournament since June 2019.
“The point is not what we expected from the game but we will get it as far as possible,” admits French coach Didier Deschamps.
Les Bleus leads the group with four points, one ahead of Germany and Portugal, while Hungary is one point behind.
France only need to draw when they face Portugal back in Budapest on Wednesday to continue, but Portugal are in danger of being shut down if they lose and Germany avoid defeat against Hungary.
Fitness remains possible for Hungarians but those who scored goals Fiola said it was “the best day of my life, even the best”.
Spain is fighting Poland
Late on Saturday, a 1-1 draw with Spain and Poland confirmed that all four Euro 2020 Group E teams can still qualify after the Wednesday draw.
Spanish invader Alvaro Morata broke the medal in the 25th minute, wanting to sweep the ball run by Gerard Moreno in the box, and, although the foul flag of the offender delayed the celebrations, the goal was given following a VAR review.
Lewandowski equalized with a long header from Kamil Jozwiak’s cross in the 54th minute and four minutes later Moreno’s penalty was cleared to the left, while Morata missed a penalty and another second chance.
The draw left Sweden top of Group E with four points, second-placed Slovakia, third-placed Spain and Poles one. Sweden will play Poland in their final match on Wednesday when Spain face Slovakia.