EURO 2021 | Lewandowski saved the Poles! Goal fireworks of the Germans, the Hungarians robbed the champions


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The French were looking forward to the atmosphere in Budapest. Thanks to the relaxed measures against coronavirus in the country, the Hungarians were able to use the entire capacity of the stadium as the only 11 hosts. Unlike the opening duel with Portugal, this time they scored a goal on the home field, and what’s more, robbed the world champions of points.

After the initial chances of France, a great sobering-up came for coach Deschamps’ charges, Rolland Sallai ran Fehérvár defender Attila Fiola with a pass, who only sent the home team to the lead with his second goal for the national team. France lacked interest and also a chance, until the 60th minute, Dembélé first hit the post, six minutes later the ball got into the net of the great catching Gulacsi. The equalization was mainly taken care of by Mbappé, who prepared a great goal for the scoring Griezmann.

Hungarian Attila Fiola opened the score of the match with France at the European Football Championship.

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The home team retreated to a deep bloc and finally resisted the pressure of France. The excellent atmosphere gave the home team courage, they deserved a 1: 1 draw with the world champions for their excellent performance.

The highlight of the provisional course of the tournament was the match in Munich, in which Joachim Löw’s charges and the defending champion, the Portuguese national team, led by Captain Cristian Ronald, met. From the beginning, it was literally a fofr. The chances of the Germans from the beginning of the match did not end with the goal, and so the biggest personality of the European Championship struck. Cristiano Ronaldo added his third goal in the championship, which overtook Patrik Schick in the table of shooters, and sent his team to the lead.

But then came the turning point, the Germans spoiled activity, movement. The Portuguese, on the other hand, dealt with the defense situation awkwardly and a little unluckyly. After all, they scored two glued goals themselves, gradually clearing the ball behind Ruie Patricia Dias and Guerreiro.

Portuguese Raphaël Guerreiro (left) in a duel with Thomas Müller (25) in a European Football Championship match.

Matthias Schrader, Reuters

The home team did not stop after half time and added two more hits. Havertz and Gosens showed great comfort. Jota then joined the offensive concert, closing the match score to 2: 4 from the Portuguese point of view. Before the last matches of the group, the defenders of the trophy have a really difficult task, another favorite of the tournament, the whole of France, is waiting for them.

German fans celebrate winning over Portugal at the European Football Championship.

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In Group E, the Spaniards sought to win their first tournament victory at home in Seville against Poland. The three-time continental champions led after Álvaro Morata’s shot from the first half, but after the change of sides Lewandowski pushed Laporte in a duel, leveled the head to the pole and the Poles gained the first point in the tournament, thanks to which he continues to stay in the game.

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A moment later, Gerard Moreno could decide the victory of the home team, but he did not change the penalty kick and Morata did not succeed with the goal. Spain will thus necessarily have to succeed in the final duel with Slovakia, which it will welcome in Seville on June 23. On the same day, the Poles will compete in St. Petersburg for promotion to Sweden.

Polish shooter Robert Lewandowski scores a goal for the Spaniards.

Marcelo del well, Reuters

Group F table:
1. France 2 1 1 2:1 4
2. Germany 2 1 1 4:3 3
3. Portugal 2 1 1 5:4 3
4. Hungary 2 1 1 1:4 1
Group E table:
1. Sweden 2 1 1 1:0 4
2. Slovakia 2 1 1 2:2 3
3. Spain 2 2 1:1 2
4. Poland 2 1 1 2:3 1
Table of the scorers of the European Football Championship:
3Schick (Czech Republic), Ronaldo (Portugal),
2 – Yaremchuk, Jarmolenko (both Ukraine), Immobile, Locatelli (both Italy), Dumfries (Netherlands), Lukaku,
1 – Meunier, T. Hazard, De Bruyne (all Belgium), Wijnaldum, Weghorst, Depay (all the Netherlands), Lainer, Gregoritsch, Arnautovic (all Austria), Moore, Ramsey, C. Roberts (all Wales), Pandev, Alioski ( both Northern Macedonia), Guerreiro, Jota (both Portugal), Lewandowski, Linetty (both Poland), Gosens, Havertz (both Germany), Insigne (Italy), Embolo (Switzerland), Sterling (England), Pohjanpalo (Finland), Škriniar (SR), Mirančuk (Russia), Poulsen (Denmark), Forsberg (Sweden), Perišič (Croatia), Griezmann (France), Fiola (Hungary), Morata (Spain).

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