FranceTheir defender scored a suicide goal, losing the first match of the Euros to start the tournament. Call Germany unfortunate for this reason?(France)
Or call France unlucky? In the end, Mbappe-Benzema-Griezmann started the tournament by defeating Germany 1-0 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. But if Karim Benzema and Killian Mbappe had not scored two goals offside, the gap could have been bigger if the ball had not hit the post once.
No, but on the way to winning the first heavyweight match of the tournament on paper, France made it clear that if this Euro is not allowed to happen to them, they will have to give their best to other teams as well as seek the help of luck!
France played exactly Ahamri, not that. The statistics would say that Germany was ahead in all aspects in possession of the ball, taking shots on goal. But looking back at the end of the match, it will be clear that even though Germany played well in the end, the French talent spoke for them.
Returning to the French jersey after six years, Karim Benzema could not score a goal and return to the Euros. His goal was canceled offside.
Returning to the French jersey after six years, Karim Benzema could not score a goal and return to the Euros. His goal was canceled offside. Photo: Reuters
If the rules are followed in the first match, then fate has also spoken for France. If not, Germany defender Mats Hamels scored a suicide goal! Seeing his unequal fight with Mbappe throughout the match, it seemed that Germany coach Joachim Loew had a grudge against Hamels. Otherwise, what does it mean to make this 32-year-old Hamels face the most dynamic forward in football of the time!
Although Hamels did not shine at all in the match, he did a couple of great tackles. Mbappeke, who was about to knock him out at speed, snatched the ball with a great tackle in the box. But in the end the fate of the match was also shaped by one of his unfortunate suicide goals. The suicide goal while trying to make sure that the ball could not go to the feet of Mbapp.
Paul Pogba, who played well alongside Angolo Conte throughout the match, made a great pass to the left side of the German box in the 20th minute using the outside of the right foot. French leftback Hernandez finds the pass. The purpose of his speedy cross was towards Mbopp who was running 4-5 yards in front of the post. But Hamels didn’t want that to happen. Extended legs. But the opposite is true! The ball hit his leg and went into the German net!
Mbappe wrapped the ball in the net with a great shot and waited for Mete to get excited. But the referee raised his hand behind his back. Mbappe’s goal was canceled offside.
Mbappe wrapped the ball in the net with a great shot and waited for Mete to get excited. But the referee raised his hand behind his back. Mbappe’s goal was canceled offside. Photo: Reuters
There are so many stars on the field, so many creative players, so many goals to score… but this goal has made the difference after 90 minutes of great fighting!
Germany got a lot of chances to return to the match. The minute after the goal, German playmaker Thomas M মller’s head flew over the bar. After a while, a French defender threw Gundoan out of the box in Ilka. A minute later, Gundoan’s shot went wide as he jumped, and France’s Rafael Varane blocked a shot by Germany’s Kai Hawartz. There were no goals, but Germany did not get less chances.
At the beginning of the second half, midfielder Rabio’s shot was caught in the post by the dazzling pass of France’s Mbappe. But then again twenty minutes of German domination. Aggressive, more dynamic Germany was seen then. Serge Nabri could not put in a volley post. German left-back Robin Gossen first injured French right-back Benjamin Power when he stepped on a cross from Joshua Kimich, but then fell himself. Later, when the German midfielder Toss Cruz got the ball in the box and took the shot, it hit Gosense again and did not go to the post!
Pogba and Kante played well in the middle of France. Pogba was the lifeblood of all French attacks!
France has not lost its way in so much. Twice misfortune frustrated them. Mbappe’s goal was canceled in the first 6 minutes. Pogbar got into the box with a great pass and Mbappe took a shot after beating two defenders with a great dance on the ball. But his superb curved shot evaded German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and the referee’s whistle blew into the post as Mbappe was offside at the time of Pogbar’s pass.
France got the second goal from one such run by Mbappe, who spread fascination in a number of races that created a storm of speed throughout the match. But Karim Benzema’s goal in the 85th minute was also canceled offside. In the counter-attack, Pogbar found a pass from the French midfielder to Mbappe, who was running to the right. Through him, Benzema wrapped the ball in the empty post. But whenever it seemed that Benzema had scored in the first match after seven years back in a big tournament in France, again the offside whistle. Not Benzema, Mbappe was offside again!
In the end, France won without the goal of Mbappe-Benzema!