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Euro 2020: Daily Results (June 19) – Hungary Starved of Win as Germany Run Riot

  • Euro 2020 daily round-up.
  • Three fixtures across Groups E and F.
  • Hungary takes a point off France as Germany batter Portugal 4-2.

As this summer’s delayed European Championships enters its second week, the group’s second round of fixtures is expected to play a huge part in deciding which teams reach the knockout phase.

Day eight of the competition saw yet another blockbuster lineup with three matches across Group E and the so-called ‘Group of Death’, Group F.

The early kick-off saw Hungary and tournament favorites France battle it out while the afternoon played host to a heavyweight clash between Portugal and Germany.

The day was rounded off with a tense encounter between Group E rivals Spain and Poland.

An early upset was on the cards as Hungary rallied to steal a point off Didier Deschamps’ men. However, despite taking the lead during the first half, the Hungarians were unable to hold on as striker Antonine Greizemann level proceedings just after the hour mark.

Elsewhere, a six goal thriller unfolded as Germany thumped Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 4-2.

Finally, Spain, who were looking to improve upon their opening draw against Sweden drew a blank against Poland. Despite scoring after just 25-minutes, Espana were pegged back after Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski levelled proceedings shortly after the half-time break.

Better Late Than Never for Germany

Following their opening 1-0 defeat against France last week, Germany, led by Joaquin Low, have finally arrived at this summer’s Euros!

Coming into the game, the Germans knew they would need to beat a free-flowing Portugal if they were to keep their knockout stage hopes alive – and they did not disappoint.

German fans would have had their heart in their mouths after Ronaldo tapped home the game’s opener in the first half.

However, determined not to be beaten, Low’s men put in a valiant effort to come back and take the lead through two first-half own goals.

Seemingly keen to ensure skeptics wouldn’t focus on Portugal’s own goals, second-half goals from Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and Atalanta’s Robin Gosens put the tie out of Portugal’s reach.

An unlikely finish did appear, at one point, to be on the cards, after Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota pulled one back.

However, with time well against them and Germany unnerved, Portugal did well to come away just the two goals down.

Group F: Hungary vs. France

Location: Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
Kick-off: 10:00 ET
Score: 1-1
Scorers: Attila Fiola 45+2′, Antoine Griezmann 66′

Group F: Portugal vs. Germany

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Kick-off: 13:00 ET
Score: 2-4
Scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo 15′, Ruben Dias (OG) 35′, Raphael Guerreiro (OG) 39′, Kai Havertz 51′, Robin Gosens 60′, Diogo Jota 67′

Group E: Spain vs. Poland

Location: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
Kick-off: 16:00 ET
Score: 1-1
Scorers: Alvaro Morata 25′, Robert Lewandowski 54′

Next Set of Fixtures (June 20)

Group A: Italy vs. Wales
Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Kick-off: 13:00 ET

Group A: Switzerland vs. Turkey
Location: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
Kick-off: 13:00 ET

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