Euro 2020: France 1-1 draw with Hungary

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At the European Championship, France drew 1-1 with Hungary after Antoine Griezmann equalized in the second half. Hungary nearly pulled off the biggest shock of the tournament in the Puskas Arena, this time in front of a boisterous crowd. Hungary put up a great performance, but France failed to shine during the match.

Griezmann scored in the 66th minute to dampen the spirits of a crowd that had backed Hungary throughout the Group F encounter. Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema had both squandered opportunities. Griezmann now has 38 goals for France, three more than third-placed Antoine Griezmann. Michel Platini was the top scorer for the national team, and he conducted a celebration dance in front of the blue-shirted fans. When Attila Fiola gave Hungary the lead, the crowd went crazy.Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi had to retrieve paper thrown from the stands that fell in his penalty area after flares were lit. After the match, the Hungarian players formed a line in front of their home supporters behind one goal, standing with their hands on their hearts while the audience sang.

France now has four points, putting them in first place in the group until Portugal, who won their first game, plays bottom-placed Germany later on Saturday. With a point, Hungary is in third place. With almost 60,000 supporters cheering them on, they seized the lead in first-half injury time when Attila Fiola connected with Roland Sallai before the winger raced through on goal and beat Hugo Lloris with a low near-post effort. Kylian Mbappe slipped in behind the defenshalfe to grab on to a bouncing long ball from Lloris in the 66th minute, and Griezmann was on hand to reach the back of the net despite his cross being only half-cleared.

France is still the world champion and the favorite to win Euro 2020, but Didier Deschamps’s team is still looking for a spark following a 1-1 draw with Hungary in Budapest. Antoine Griezmann canceled out Attila Fiola’s opening in that match, which was played in front of a raucous full house in Budapest, but despite having an incredible array of offensive options, Les Bleus were unable to find a winner. They also needed an own goal from Mats Hummels to beat Germany in their European Championship opening, and they were dealt a late blow at the Puskas Arena when Ousmane Dembele, who had only been brought as a second-half replacement, was forced off.


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