France win heavyweight clash with Germany thanks to Hummels own goal

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All that talent, all that expectation, and in the end it came down to a first-half own goal scored by Mats Hummels. An awkward deflection off his shin and into the top corner beyond Manuel Neuer was the only time either goalkeeper was beaten.

But do not think that the story of this game between the last two World Cup winners, the opening night that could have been the climax of the entire competition, can be told so easily. Do not believe, either, that France will be removed easily.

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Written by Sid Lowe at Football Arena Munich
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/15/france-germany-euro-2020-match-report under the title “France win heavyweight clash with Germany thanks to Hummels own goal”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.