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Ruthless Germany rips Portugal to shreds

France held by Hungary, Spain held by Poland

Group F had a blockbuster game on Matchday 2 as Germany and Portugal played out a six-goal thriller that ended with the Germans winning 4-2 at the Allianz Arena.

Germany started the game on the front foot and had a goal disallowed for offside before Portugal scored from a brilliant counter-attack started and finished by Cristiano Ronaldo totally against the run of play in the 15th minute. Germany did not let their heads drop, and were rewarded with an equaliser after 35 minutes when Robin Gosens’ ball across the six-yard box was swept home by Portugal’s Ruben Dias for an own goal. Four minutes later, the game was turned on its head by another Portugal own goal, this time from Raphael Guerreiro. Germany were not done, and they made it three when Kai Havertz slotted home from a Gosens cross before Gosens himself got on the scoresheet to make it 4-1 to Germany. Portugal pulled another goal back through Diogo Jota, but were completely outclassed by the Germans.

France and Hungary played a 1-1 draw at the Puskas Arena in Budapest in Group F’s other fixture. Attila Fiola opened the scoring for the home side in front of their raucous supporters in first-half added time before France found an equaliser after a loose ball broke for Antoine Griezmann to slot home from close range in the 66th minute. Hungary held on for an admirable draw against the world champions to keep their hopes of qualification alive. The results from matchday two in Group F mean that nobody is safe yet going into the group’s final round of fixtures.

Spain were held to a 1-1 draw by Poland in Sevilla to leave them in third place in Group E at Euro 2020. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for Spain after 25 minutes before Poland captain Robert Lewandowski equalised for his side with a fine header in the 54th minute. Spain were awarded a penalty straight from kickoff following the Poland goal, and Gerard Moreno uncharacteristically missed from the spot, with Morata shanking the rebound wide of the upright. The result means that Spain has just two points from their opening two games, and they would need to defeat Slovakia in the final game to advance.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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