Lucas Hernandez (r.) put in the cross and Mats Hummels could only put the ball in the back of his own net (c.) to give France the lead against Germany at Euro 2020. - © via www.imago-images.de/imago images/MIS
Lucas Hernandez (r.) put in the cross and Mats Hummels could only put the ball in the back of his own net (c.) to give France the lead against Germany at Euro 2020. - © via www.imago-images.de/imago images/MIS
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France 1-0 Germany: UEFA Euro 2020 as it happened!

Germany suffered defeat in their opening game of UEFA Euro 2020, as a Lucas Hernandez-inspired France beat Germany 1-0 in Munich.

As it happened!

Match stats

  • This was the first time in eight opening game appearances at the European Championships that Germany suffered defeat (5W, 3D).
  • Neuer made his 101st international appearance for Germany.
  • The returning Müller has the most international goals in the current squad with 39.
  • Serge Gnabry's 22 goal involvements (16 goals, six assists) have come in at a rate of one every 90 minutes he has played for his country.
  • France have five Bundesliga players in their squad in Bayern quartet Hernandez, Coman, Pavard and Tolisso as well as Borussia Mönchengladbach's Marcus Thuram.
  • Germany have been crowned European champions a joint-record three times - in 1972, 1980 and 1996 - a haul they share with Dani Olmo's Spain.

Line-ups

France: Lloris (c) - Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez - Pogba, Kante, Rabiot (Dembele 90'+4) - Griezmann - Benzema (Tolisso 89'), Mbappe
Unused subs: Mandanda, Maignan, Lenglet, Lemar, Giroud, Zouma, Digne, Coman, Ben Yedder, Kounde
Out: -
Coach: Didier Deschamps 

Germany: Neuer (c) - Ginter (Can 87'), Hummels, Rüdiger - Kimmich, Kroos, Gündogan, Gosens (Volland 87') - Havertz (Sane 74'), Gnabry (Werner 74'), Müller
Unused subs: Leno, Trapp, Halstenberg, Süle, Klostermann, Neuhaus, Koch, Günter
Out: Goretzka (thigh), Hofmann (knee)
Coach: Joachim Löw