The 2020 Euro Cup’s Group F was considered the group of death. As its final round concluded, the expectation was well matched. The reigning world champions and the reigning European champions went head to head in Portugal vs France match, ending with a thrilling scoreline.
Honors Were Shared In Portugal vs France
In the other match between Germany and Hungary, the Hungarians had put up a spirited fight till the end. However, a late equalizer from Germany ensured Hungary’s exit from this year’s tournament. For Hungary, goals from Adras Schafer and Adam Szalai almost gave the side a historic win. However, Kai Havertz and Leon Goretzka kept that from happening.
In Portugal vs France, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both scored two goals each as the final score ended with 2 goals apiece. The match saw 3 penalties being awarded in the Puskas arena. With this Portugal vs France result, the reigning world cup winners finish in first place for the group. Germany came in second place with Portugal coming in third.
The final standings also mean that England will be the first opponent of Germany as the tournament moves into the knockout stages. The match will take place in Wembley.
The matches had quick starts. In Portugal vs France, Portugal took the lead in the first half. However, Karim Benzema was there for his national team to pull the scores level. Then, in a span of minutes, the men under Didier Deschamps scored another and took the lead at Budapest. Antonio Mateu Lahoz, the referee, had a highly questionable night that brought shame to most good refereeing performances so far.
However, neither side could get the deciding blow in Portugal vs France. France’s next test will be against Switzerland in Bucharest while Portugal faces a roaring Belgium at Seville.