Griezmann saves France but Hungary earn famous point in raucous Budapest

Antoine Griezmann rescued a point for France and denied Hungary one of many huge European Championship shocks in entrance of a raucous 60,000 crowd in Budapest.

Attila Fiola fired Hungary into the lead simply earlier than the break as he held off the French defence to fit residence after a one-two with Roland Sallai.

The aim was met by one of many loudest celebrations soccer has heard since March 2020 – and even earlier than then – because the Puskas Arena went wild.

Fiola banged a pitchside reporter’s desk and knocked gadgets off earlier than he and his team-mates embraced a number of the followers in the entrance row.

World champions France, tipped by many because the event favourites, had dominated the primary half, with Kylian Mbappe in full of life kind once more, earlier than that aim.

Les Bleus weren’t spectacular, though they did come again in the second half.

First, substitute Ousmane Dembele hit the put up – after which his Barcelona team-mate Griezmann equalised.

Mbappe ran onto Hugo Lloris’ large kick down the sphere earlier than laying it off – with the help of a slight deflection – for Griezmann to fit residence from eight yards.

The ambiance was electrical, but neither facet might discover a winner.

There was virtually late drama when Presnel Kimpembe seemed to be fouled in the field by Sallai – but France weren’t given a penalty – and Raphael Varane headed huge with the final contact.

France, on 4 factors, have most likely completed sufficient to achieve the final 16 from Group F – though it isn’t assured but – and Hungary have saved their qualification hopes alive.

Germany, who misplaced to France in their opening match, face Portugal at 17:00 BST in Munich.

Magyars’ magic second

Whatever occurs now, Hungary followers will all the time have the second Fiola – a 31-year-old who has by no means performed for a membership exterior his nation – surprised the world champions.

He headed the ball into the trail of Sallai, who flicked it again onto him. Fiola ran away from Benjamin Pavard and Varane to beat Lloris.

The celebration contained in the Puskas Arena – the one venue at Euro 2020 to permit full crowds – was undoubtedly one of many moments of the event thus far.

It was made much more spectacular contemplating they misplaced their captain Adam Szalai to harm halfway by the primary half on a day the place temperatures hit 30C, necessitating a drinks break in every half.

Hungary held out Portugal for 80 minutes in their opening recreation earlier than conceding three objectives. When Griezmann lastly broke by you questioned if they might endure an analogous destiny, but they held on.

They had few probabilities to win themselves, though Sallai’s deflected shot wanted to be saved by Lloris.

A win over Germany on Wednesday would most likely take them into the final 16, but that recreation might be in Munich and never Budapest.

Decisions for Deschamps to make

France had been an enormous disappointment in this recreation – partially as a result of a lot is anticipated of them.

They beat Germany 1-0 in their opening recreation, by an personal aim, in a match they managed but hardly ever dazzled in.

Karim Benzema was added to the group who gained the 2018 World Cup after a protracted worldwide exile, but he didn’t seem to click on absolutely with livewires Mbappe and Griezmann.

France had seven photographs in the primary half with Mbappe concerned in the primary six. He had 4 himself and created two probabilities for team-mates.

The Paris St-Germain striker headed a few efforts off course and flicked the ball into the trail of Benzema to half-volley huge.

It appeared a matter of time till their aim got here, but Hungary struck first.

They didn’t enhance a lot after the break but Dembele went shut when he hammered a shot off the put up.

Griezmann was the highest scorer at Euro 2016 and have become the joint third prime scorer in the event’s historical past when he buried Mbappe’s deflected go.

You questioned if an onslaught would possibly come after that – and Olivier Giroud changed Benzema – but they solely had two extra efforts heading in the right direction, from Mbappe and Corentin Tolisso.

Now they want one thing from Wednesday’s remaining recreation towards Portugal to make sure getting out of the group – and Deschamps has to work out get the most effective out of a gifted group of gamers.

Match stats – Griezmann joins elite French membership

  • France stay unbeaten in their previous 9 matches at main tournaments (W7 D2 – World Cup and Euros), though this draw ended their five-match successful run at main tournaments.
  • This was the primary time that Hungary averted defeat by France in any competitors since May 1976, once they beat them 1-0 in a pleasant.
  • Attila Fiola’s opener for Hungary was the primary time France had conceded in six matches in all competitions, ending a run of 527 minutes of play with out delivery a aim.
  • France are unbeaten in their previous 11 group stage video games at main tournaments (World Cup and Euros), successful seven and drawing 4 since a 2-0 loss to Sweden at Euro 2012.
  • Antoine Griezmann has scored 11 objectives at main worldwide tournaments. Only Michel Platini (14), Just Fontaine (13) and Thierry Henry (12) have extra for France.
  • Despite not scoring, Kylian Mbappe tried six photographs for France towards Hungary – his most in a global recreation.

What’s subsequent?

Both sides play their remaining Group F video games on Wednesday at 20:00 BST. Hungary go to Munich to face Germany and Portugal face France in Budapest.

Player of the match

FiolaAttila Fiola

with a median of 7.68


  1. Squad quantity5Player titleFiola

  2. Squad quantity20Player titleSallai

  3. Squad quantity8Player titleNagy

  4. Squad quantity1Player titleGulácsi

  5. Squad quantity9Player titleSzalai

  6. Squad quantity13Player titleSchäfer

  7. Squad quantity21Player titleBotka

  8. Squad quantity15Player titleKleinheisler

  9. Squad quantity23Player titleNikolic

  10. Squad quantity6Player titleOrban

  11. Squad quantity4Player titleSzalai

  12. Squad quantity10Player titleCseri

  13. Squad quantity14Player titleLovrencsics

  14. Squad quantity7Player titleNego


  1. Squad quantity13Player titleKanté

  2. Squad quantity7Player titleGriezmann

  3. Squad quantity10Player titleMbappé

  4. Squad quantity11Player titleDembélé

  5. Squad quantity1Player titleLloris

  6. Squad quantity18Player titleDigne

  7. Squad quantity6Player titlePogba

  8. Squad quantity3Player titleKimpembe

  9. Squad quantity9Player titleGiroud

  10. Squad quantity14Player titleRabiot

  11. Squad quantity8Player titleLemar

  12. Squad quantity4Player titleVarane

  13. Squad quantity12Player titleTolisso

  14. Squad quantity19Player titleBenzema

  15. Squad quantity2Player titlePavard



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 21BotkaBooked at 52mins
  • 6Orban
  • 4Szalai
  • 7Nego
  • 15KleinheislerSubstituted forLovrencsicsat 84′minutes
  • 8Nagy
  • 13SchäferSubstituted forCseriat 76′minutes
  • 5Fiola
  • 20Sallai
  • 9SzalaiSubstituted forNikolicat 26′minutes


  • 2Lang
  • 3Kecskés
  • 10Cseri
  • 11Holender
  • 12Dibusz
  • 14Lovrencsics
  • 17Varga
  • 18Sigér
  • 19Varga
  • 22Bogdan
  • 23Nikolic
  • 24Schön


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lloris
  • 2PavardBooked at 10mins
  • 4Varane
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 18Digne
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forTolissoat 76′minutes
  • 13Kanté
  • 14RabiotSubstituted forDembéléat 57′minutesSubstituted forLemarat 87′minutes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 19BenzemaSubstituted forGiroudat 76′minutes
  • 10Mbappé


  • 5Lenglet
  • 8Lemar
  • 9Giroud
  • 11Dembélé
  • 12Tolisso
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Sissoko
  • 21Hernández
  • 23Maignan
  • 24Dubois
  • 25Koundé
  • 26Thuram

Michael Oliver


Live Text

  1. Match ends, Hungary 1, France 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Hungary 1, France 1.

  3. Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (France) header from the centre of the field misses to the best. Assisted by Thomas Lemar with a cross.

  4. N’Golo Kanté (France) wins a free kick on the best wing.

  5. Foul by Attila Fiola (Hungary).

  6. Presnel Kimpembe (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Foul by Roland Sallai (Hungary).

  8. Foul by Kylian Mbappé (France).

  9. Endre Botka (Hungary) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Corentin Tolisso (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Foul by Loic Nego (Hungary).

  12. Foul by N’Golo Kanté (France).

  13. Attila Szalai (Hungary) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution, France. Thomas Lemar replaces Ousmane Dembélé due to an harm.

  15. Substitution, Hungary. Gergo Lovrencsics replaces László Kleinheisler.

  16. Attempt saved. Corentin Tolisso (France) proper footed shot from exterior the field is saved in the underside left nook. Assisted by Ousmane Dembélé.

  17. Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (France) left footed shot from the centre of the field is saved in the highest centre of the aim. Assisted by Olivier Giroud.

  18. Corner, France. Conceded by Attila Fiola.

  19. Foul by N’Golo Kanté (France).

  20. László Kleinheisler (Hungary) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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