France Defeat Germany 1-0 After Mats Hummels Scores Own Goal


A Mats Hummels own goal gave France a 1-0 victory against Germany on Tuesday night as the world champions made a winning start to their Euro 2020 campaign by dominating in Munich. 

Hummels kicked the ball directly into his own net in the 20th minute, which ultimately decided the entire match. Alrhough France deserved the win, with both striker Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema having second-half goals ruled offside while Adrien Rabiot also hit the post for Les Bleus. 

The result leaves France second on goal difference in the Group F table behind Portugal, after the defending champion 3-0 win over Hungary earlier in Budapest.

The home defeat piles the pressure on Germany ahead of their next game against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Saturday, also at the Allianz Arena.

German head coach Joachim Loew, who will resign at the end of this European Championship, is desperate to avoid a repeat of the 2018 World Cup when Die Mannschaft suffered the humiliation of finishing bottom of their group.

It was a traumatizing night for Hummels, and the entire German defence after a two-year exile from international football.


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