Euro 2020 Group F Final Results and Standings: France Number One, Germany Survive the Pinhole

final standings of the Euro 2020 group F


The last match of group F Euro 2020which was held on Thursday (24/06) at midnight IST closed all matches in the group phase. The drama of the match happened excitingly in the last matches of Group F.

Four goals were created at Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest when Portugal played against France and this was like a replay of the 2016 European Cup final. Both teams played pressing since the beginning of the match.

In the 27th minute, Portugal was able to steal the advantage first from a penalty after Hugo Lloris violated Danilo who tried to head the ball. Cristiano Ronaldo mercilessly converted it into a goal against France. 1-0.

Before halftime, France managed to equalize and return from a penalty. Nelson Semedo fouled Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema, like Ronaldo, calmly scored against Rui Patricio's Portugal goal. 1-1.

When the second half started just two minutes France turned ahead. Paul Pogba with his vision of play and his passing passes the ball to Benzema. Ronaldo's former Real Madrid teammate converted it into a 2-1 goal for France.

benezema goal

Another penalty was created in the 58th minute. French defender Jules Kunde made a handball while trying to stop Ronaldo's ball and Ronaldo backed Lloris for the second time. The position is equally strong 2-2.

No goals were created again until five minutes of added time ended in the second half and the match ended as strong as 2-2. France topped the group F standings and qualified with Portugal who finished third in the standings (the best three).

While a miracle was almost created by Hungary at the Allianz Arena against Germany. Hungary even had a 1-0 lead when Adam Szalai scored in the 11th minute when he maximized his teammate's counter-attack and cross.

Germany was made to work hard until a new equalizer goal was created in the 66th minute. Starting from Joshua Kimmich's free-kick the ball failed to be anticipated by Peter Gulacsi, was greeted by Mats Hummels who deflected it to Kai Havertz and scored a goal to make it 1-1.

A minute after the match was restarted from kick-off Hungary surprisingly scored again. Kali Szalai provided the assist for Andras Schafer's goal and put Hungary 2-1 up.

Germany is in the eye of a needle and has the potential to lift the suitcase early. But Leon Goretzka saved Germany's fate with his goal in the 84th minute with a second attempt when his first shot was blocked.

The match ended in a 2-2 draw and Germany qualified for the last 16 as runners-up. France, Germany, Portugal qualified for the knockout stages while Hungary, who had worked hard, had to accept the fact that they were stranded at the bottom of the standings.

The following is the final standings of the Euro 2020 group F:

Euro 2020 Group F Final Results and Standings:
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