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Euro 2020 | Hummels own goal condemns Germany to defeat against France

World champions France have beaten Germany 1-0 after Mats Hummels' 20th-minute own goal in Group F of Euro 2020.

German centre half Hummels turned Lucas Hernandez' cross into his own net from six yards after Paul Pogba's excellent through ball to the back post.

Germany's defeat at Allianz Arena marks their first opening fixture loss at the European Championship.

Both teams sized each other up in the opening quarter, before Pogba headed over from a corner in the 16th minute.

A minute later, Kylian Mbappe cut in from the left flank and curled a fine effort towards the far bottom corner, which Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer punched behind for a corner.

Didier Deschamps' men took the lead in the 20th minute. After some tidy passing in midfield, Pogba showed great vision to loft an outside-of-the-boot through ball into space at the back post to pick out Hernandez' run from left back.

Hernandez sent a volleyed first time cross towards Mbappe in the middle, which Hummels sliced into his own top corner.

Ilkay Gundogan volleyed wide for Germany in the 37th minute after an excellent pass from Serge Gnabry as Joachim Lowe's men looked for an equaliser before the break.

There was a controversial incident before the break, with Germany and Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger appearing to bite (or attempt to bite) Pogba near the right touchline. However, the incident was missed by the officials.

Adrien Rabiot almost doubled France's lead in the 51st minute, but the midfielder's shot under pressure struck the near post from 10 yards after a rapid French counter-attack.

Two minutes later, Gnabry looped a volley from 12 yards on to the roof of the net after an excellent cross from Robin Gosens.

Soon afterwards, France captian Hugo Lloris was alert to save at Gnabry's feet as the Bayern Munich attacker raced on to a loose ball in the box.

Mbappe produced a moment of magic in the 66th minute, cutting in from the left and selling a number of dummies before curling superb finish into the far corner via the post.

However, the PSG attacker's celebrations were cut short by the linesman's offside flag.

The 22-year-old was then stopped in the box by a sublime Hummels recovery tackle in the 77th minute.

France had another goal ruled out in the 84th minute, with Karim Benzema's tap-in from Mbappe's cross chalked off after Mbappe strayed offside before sliding the ball across to his teammate.

The result means it is a winning start for tournament favourites France, who will now take on Group F opponents Hungary in Budapest on Saturday.

Germany will host Portugal, who beat Hungary 3-0 in the group's other opening fixture, in Munich on the same day.

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