The big night had arrived! The world champions launched this Euro against a big fish: Germany. For this shock of the group of death, following the victory of Portugal against Hungary, Didier Deschamps logically left the heavy artillery. There was only one doubt, in the middle, and it was finally Rabiot who accompanied Kanté and Pogba. The Griezmann-Mbappé-Benzema trio was unsurprisingly aligned. Opposite, beautiful people also, with a Havertz-Gnabry-Muller attack line in particular. In the end, the Blues won 1-0. The meeting started at a fairly intense pace, with constant pressing from both sides which caused a lot of technical inaccuracies and missed transmissions. It was Paul Pogba, with his head on a corner, who signed the first hot situation of the game within a quarter of an hour of play. In the process, Mbappé tried his luck in the area, but Neuer was on the path (17th ). It was not going to take long to celebrate the opening of the tricolor score, work of … Mats Hummels. On a center back from Lucas Hernandez, the unfortunate German defender propelled the ball deep into Neuer’s cages while trying to clear (0-1, 20th). Germany tried to react, via this header from Thomas Müller (22nd) for example, but the Blues were rather calm and well in the game.
Even if, on their few offensives, the Germanics remained dangerous, like this unscrewed shot from İlkay Gündoğan, yet well positioned in the area (39th). At the break, we could say that the Blues deserved their advantage of a goal. Upon returning from the locker room, the pace was quickly frenzied, with a post from Rabiot (52nd), then an attempt by Gnabry which grazed the bar of Lloris (54th). Balanced debates, even if little by little, the Mannschaft began to dangerously gain the upper hand in the game. Kylian Mbappé thought to take a break from this beautiful inspiration, but he was finally out of the game (66th). The clock was ticking, and France, carried by its solid hinge and a good Pogba in the middle, held the result. Gradually, the Germans even started to lower the pace, and the score did not budge. Good introduction for the Blues, both in terms of the result and the level of sensations left on the lawn of the Allianz Arena!