An own goal from Matt Hummels was enough for France to claim a hard fought 1-0 victory against Germany who had all the ball possession but couldn’t get anything out of it.
First Half Report France 1-0 Germany
An end-to-end first-half encounter was only separated by one goal which went in favor of the home team for the match who had less of the ball all through the 45 minutes.
France was less of the dominant side who created few opportunities going forward as they had to deal with their defending more than attacking and pressuring their opponent.
Germany had themselves to blame as Matt Hummels conceded their own goal in the 20th minute to give the French a 1-0 lead after an error from the defender cost his team to go down.
Both teams ensured they had so much to do with the Germans bossing play and creating so many opportunities which they couldn’t make count despite getting close on some occasions.
The first half of the encounter ended with France 1-0 Germany as they both headed for the break with the Blues taking the advantage after a good 45 minutes match-up.
Second Half Report France 0-0 Germany
The encounter opened up more at the beginning of the second half which saw more from both teams going forward and ensuring things get busy in group F second match.
Germany continued to ensure they had the lion’s share of the ball possession while they pressure further to make sure they pull themselves back in the match which failed to happen.
France was okay with how things were playing out for them with the advantage going their way as they made sure it remained the same with both teams entering into the last 20 minutes of play.
Karim Benzema thought he doubled the lead for his side after scoring in the 85th minute only for VAR to chop off the goal for offside which saw the scoreline remained 1-0.
The match carried on with more pressure coming from the Germans before it ended with France 1-0 Germany which saw the Blues claiming all three points to move second on the table behind Portugal.
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