French forward and Barcelona talisman, Antoine Griezmann helped France salvage their image with a second-half strike to deny Hungary from a historical defeat against Les Bleus at the ongoing 2020 European Championship.
Attila Fiola in a jubilant mood after scoring his side’s first-ever goal in the competition.
France who played well against Germany were expected to have brushed off Hungary, but a determined and resolute Hungary side drew first blood in the first half through Attila Fiola, who fired a subline shot past the arms of the French shot-stopper, Hugo Lorris.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates his equalizer against Hungary who could have given them a shock defeat
Hungary, who played in front of their vociferous 60,000 spectators at Budapest nearly caused the first huge upset at the ongoing Euros, but it took a second-half strike from Barcelona star, Antoine Griezmann to share the spoils with Hungary and avoid defeat in their second fixture.
The goal was met by one of the loudest celebrations football has heard since March 2020 – or even before then – as the Puskas Arena went wild.
France, who did not do poorly were rather sometimes wasteful and clueless in front of goal. PSG star, Kylian Mbappe latched onto goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris’ long goal kick and laid a sublime pass to the Barcelona stalwart, who silenced the 60,000 fans eight yards from the box.
France, which is currently on four points, have probably allowed themselves to have a very open group as Portugal who have also been tipped to retain the trophy this year are yet to face abysmal Germany. It is interesting how the group of death has become more open especially as a draw between Portugal and Germany could widely open the group for stiffer competition in Group F.