Antoine Griezmann saved France’s point and Hungary denied one of the big European championship shocks in front of Budapest’s noisy 60,000 spectators.
Attila Fiola, after a one-on-two match with Roland Sallai, held back the French defense and threw him home, leading Hungary just before the break.
In the raging Puskas Arena, one of the loudest celebrations football has heard since March 2020 or earlier has achieved its goal.
Fiora hit the pitchside reporter’s table and knocked off the item before he and his teammates accepted some of the front row fans.
World champion France, a favorite of the tournament, dominated the first half, and Kylian Mbappe was once again in a vibrant form before that goal.
Le Bruce came back in the second half, but it wasn’t impressive.
First, substitute Ousmane Dembele hit the post-and his Barcelona teammate Griezmann caught up with the tie.
After encountering Hugo Lloris’s huge kickdown, Mbappe took advantage of the slight deflection that Griezmann slotted home from eight yards.
The atmosphere was electrical, but neither side could find a winner.
There was an almost slow drama when Presnel Kimpembe appeared to have been fouled in the box by Sarai-but France wasn’t penalized-and Raphaël Varane headed a lot with the last touch. It was.
France has done enough to reach the last 16 from Group F in four respects, but is not yet guaranteed. Hungary maintains hope of qualification.
Germany, who lost to France in the opening match, will face Portugal at 17:00 BST in Munich.
The magical moment of the Magyar
No matter what happens now, Hungarian fans will always feel the moment when 31-year-old Fiora, who has never played in a foreign club, surprised the world champion.
He directed the ball to Sarai’s pass, and Sarai flicked the ball back to him. Fiora escaped from Benjaman Pavad and Varane and defeated Loris.
The celebration inside the Puskas Arena was arguably one of the tournament moments to date, as it was the only venue to welcome a full audience at EURO 2020.
It was even more impressive considering that captain Adam Sarai was injured in the middle of the first half of the day when the temperature reached 30 degrees Celsius, forcing a drink break in each half.
Hungary held Portugal for 80 minutes in the opening round before scoring three goals. When Griezmann finally broke through, you wondered if they would follow a similar fate, but they held up.
Sarai’s biased shot needed to be saved by Loris, but they had little chance of winning.
If you beat Germany on Wednesday, you’ll probably be in the final 16 games, which will be in Munich instead of Budapest.
Deschamps makes a decision
France was very disappointed with this game. This is partly due to the high expectations placed on France.
They beat Germany 1-0 through own goals in a match they controlled, but were rarely dazzled.
Karim Benzema was added to the team that won the 2018 World Cup after a long international asylum, but it didn’t look like a complete click on Livewire’s Mbappe and Griezmann.
France shot seven shots in the first half, with Mbappe involved in the first six. He had four himself and made two chances for his teammates.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker missed a few efforts and flicked the ball to Benzema’s pass to make it half-volley wide.
It seemed like a matter of time before their goal came, but Hungary attacked first.
It didn’t improve much after the break, but when Dembele fired a shot from the post, Dembele approached.
Griezmann scored the highest score in Euro 2016 and became the third co-highest scorer in tournament history when he filled the Mbappe’s biased pass.
After that, I wondered if there would be an onslaught, but Olivier Giroud replaced Benzema, but only Mbappe and Corentin Tolisso achieved their goals.
Now they need something from their last match against Portugal on Wednesday to get out of the group-and Deschamps have to figure out how to get the most out of the group of talented players.
Details to follow.
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Players are rated on a scale of 10 during or after the game. The evaluator closes 30 minutes after the last whistle.
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- twenty oneVodkaBook in 52 minutes
- 15Klein HeisslerInstead ofLovrencsicsso 84 minutesMinutes
- 13SchaeferInstead ofAuctionso 76 minutesMinutes
- 9SzalaiInstead ofNicolicso 26 minutesMinutes
- twenty twoBogdan
- twenty threeNicolic
- twenty fourShane
- 2PavadBook in 10 minutes
- 6PogbaInstead ofTolissoso 76 minutesMinutes
- 14RabioInstead ofDembeleso 57 minutesMinutesInstead ofLemarso 87 minutesMinutes
- 19BenzemaInstead ofGiroudso 76 minutesMinutes
- twenty oneHernandez
- twenty threeMaignan
- twenty fourDubois
- twenty fiveKoundé
- Michael oliver
The match is over, Hungary 1, France 1.
The second half ends in Hungary 1 and France 1.
A failed attempt. The Raphaël Varane (France) header from the center of the box is offset to the right. Helped by Thomas Lemar on the cross.
Engolocante (France) kicks the right wing free-kick.
Foul by Attila Fiola (Hungary).
Presnel Kimpembe (France) kicks a free-kick in a defensive half.
Foul by Roland Sallai (Hungary).
Foul by Kylian Mbappe (France).
Endre Botka (Hungary) kicks a free-kick in a defensive half.
Corentin Tolisso (France) kicks a free-kick in a defensive half.
Foul by Loic Nego (Hungary).
Foul by N’Golo Kanté (France).
Attila Szalay (Hungary) kicks a free-kick in a defensive half.
Alternative, France. Due to an injury, Thomas Lemar replaced Ousmane Dembele.
Alternative, Hungary. Gergo Lovrencsics replaces László Kleinheisler.
I tried to save it. A shot of the right foot from the outside of the Corentin Tolisso (France) box is stored in the lower left corner. Support for Usmanu Dembele.
I tried to save it. Kylian Mbappe (France)’s left foot shot is saved in the upper center of the goal. Support of Olivier Giroud.
Corner, France. Concessed by Athira Fiora.
Foul by N’Golo Kanté (France).
Larslow Crane Heisler (Hungary) kicks a free-kick in a defensive half.
Hungary 1-1 France: Antoine Griezmann saves France from shocking Euro 2020 defeat
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