The French national team increases Germany's pain... and the "mouse" spoils Benzema's first joy
The French national football team dealt a new blow to its German counterpart, and beat it 1-0 today in the opening matches of Group F in the first round of the European Nations Cup (Euro 2020).
The French team (the Blue Roosters) spoiled the return of all Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller to participate with the German team (Mannschaft) in official matches after more than two and a half years.
And at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, the French national team, the world champions, settled in their favour, one of the most difficult obstacles on their way to the dream of once again combining the European and world titles.
The French team won its first three points in Group F (Group of Death) to occupy second place on goal difference behind only its Portuguese counterpart, who opened the group matches earlier today with a 3-0 victory over Hungary.
The only goal of the match came through friendly fire, as Mannschaft defender Mats Hummels scored it by mistake in his team's goal in the 20th minute.
The French attempts resulted in the goal in the 20th minute after an organized attack in which Paul Pogba passed the ball from the far right to Lucas Hernandez on the left side, to be played by the latter cross.
The goal infuriated Mannschaft, whose players rushed in the attack in search of the equalizer, but the French defense succeeded in blocking these attempts, including a free kick by Toni Kroos in the 25th minute that bounced off the human defensive wall. France had luck in the 52nd minute after a quick attack from the left, but Adrien Rabiot's shot from inside the area hit the post and went into a goal kick.
The Germans responded less than two minutes later with a quick attack that ended with a shot from Serge Nabry over the crossbar. Chances were repeated for the German team in the following minutes, but it did not result in an equalizing goal. Mbappe scored a goal for the French rooster in the 66th minute, but the referee canceled it for offside.
Karim Benzema scored a goal for the French team in the 85th minute after an organized quick attack by the team, but the referee canceled it for offside after reviewing the Video Assistant Referee System (VAR). This was Benzema's first goal in five years of absence with France, but the offside spoiled his joy.
The attempts of the two teams in the remaining minutes failed, and the match ended with a valuable victory for the French rooster.
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