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That's it, it's the big day.
Four days after the start of the Euro, the Blues play their first match of the competition against Germany.
In Munich, the world champions challenge Germany in front of 14,000 spectators.
A solid introduction, on the lawn of one of the favorites, to gauge the capacity of the band to Didier Deschamps and his enticing attack Mbappé-Benzema-Griezmann.
A little earlier in the day, Portugal will challenge Hungary the day after a day marked by what will be, perhaps, the best goal of the Euro.
Find daily all the information you need to know about this competition that the Blues dream of winning, three years after their world title.
What happened yesterday
Scotland missed its reunion with the Euro.
For his first participation in the competition since 1996, the British missed each other in front of their home crowd in Glasgow.
The fault of the Czechs and their center forward Patrik Schick, author of two goals including a superb lob, to offer victory to the Czechs (2-0).
In the second game of the day, Robert Lewandowski's Poland missed his subject.
Dominated by Slovakia (2-1), the Bayern Munich striker and his partners managed to equalize just after the break, but finally cracked after the expulsion of the former Parisian Grzegorz Krychowiak (62nd).
The latter received the first red card of this Euro, after two warnings.
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗔 𝗚𝗢𝗔𝗟!
🇨🇿 Patrik Schick with an effort that will go down in EURO history 🔥 # EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/BqINLIPSMH
- UEFA EURO 2020 (@ EURO2020) June 14, 2021
In the evening, Spain certainly largely dominated their match against Sweden in Seville in front of their supporters, but never managed to make the difference.
Held in check (0-0), La Roja was clumsy and also fell on a Scandinavian goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, applied and decisive, like his superb save on a header from Dani Olmo (16th).
The program of the day
Hungary-Portugal (6 p.m., BeIN Sports 1)
The European champions on the bridge.
Sacred in France five years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Seleção attack the defense of their title with a match against Hungary, one of the 11 countries to host Euro matches.
At the Puskas Arena, the only venue in the competition not to be limited by a gauge by the local authorities, the Juventus Turin striker will become the first footballer in history to play five Euros.
"It's a good record, but for me the best record would be to win the Euro twice in a row," said the person concerned at a press conference.
What I want the most is that we can win the first game because we know that it is crucial in these competitions.
Germany-France (9 p.m., M 6 and BeIN Sports 1)
One of the shocks of this group stage.
The last two world champions meet in Germany on Tuesday evening.
In case of defeat, one of the favorites would be immediately under pressure in a group which also includes Portugal.
In short, the Blues, who have gotten used to returning smoothly to their competitions, have an interest in getting to the heart of the matter and justify their status as the main favorite of this Euro.
The blue point
It was under a bright sun that the Blues arrived in Bavaria on Monday noon. They took up their quarters at the Infinity Hotel, in the north of Munich. At the Allianz Arena, renamed Football Arena for the competition, the French squad then set foot on the pitch at the end of the day, for a final collective session an hour before their entry into contention against Germany on Tuesday evening. A match where "there will be engagement, duels", warned Didier Deschamps.
Barring a last-minute glitch, the coach will be able to count on a full squad since the 26 players he has selected took part in the day's training. Including the last touchdowns, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann or Raphaël Varane, as was already the case at Clairefontaine before the departure for Munich. The eleven aligned against Bulgaria (3-0) should be renewed with the exception of Corentin Tolisso.
With Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé, Karim Benzema will form the attacking trio in a 4-3-3 hybrid, close to the 4-4-2 diamond, which will have to evolve over the course of the meeting.
Behind them, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kanté and Adrien Rabiot are expected.
The Juve midfielder is said to be one step ahead in the coach's mind.
Finally, in defense, there will be no revolution.
Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane, Presnel Kimpembe and Lucas Hernandez will be on the meadow.
All in front of the cage of Captain Hugo Lloris.
The player who made us dream: Patrik Schick
Who other than him?
Elected man of the match and scorer of the only two goals in the Czech Republic's victory over Scotland, Patrik Schick scored a splendid lob against Scotland.
A shot of 45.5 m, according to Opta's calculations, which makes it the most distant goal since at least Euro 1980, when the statistician began to analyze this competition.
[🎞️VIDEO - ⚽️GOAL] 🏆 # EURO2020 🏴🇨🇿 #SCOCZE
🔴 WARNING CRAZY GOAL !! 🔴
☄️ A sublime lob from the midfielder !!
🤔 Already THE goal of the tournament?
➡️ Czech Republic leads 2-0 against Scotlandhttps: //t.co/telsHCe8J5
- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 14, 2021
" That's great.
I was looking forward to this match.
I played this game about three times in my head, imagined different situations and the second goal was the icing on the cake.
The ball rebounded, the keeper was quite advanced, I took an eye, I saw that he was outside
(Editor's note: from the surface)
so I hit, ”summed up the center forward. Bayer Leverkusen on Czech television.
"A fabulous goal", admitted by his coach, which allows his partners to calmly prepare for their next match against Croatia.
The sentence to remember
"I'm not going to give you details, otherwise I will give it to the opponent.
You will see it in due course ”.
The coach of the Blues Didier Deschamps did not want to give the name of the penalty taker in the France team.
Uncertainty remains between Griezmann, Benzema or even Mbappé, knowing that the Blues remain on five failures in their last eight attempts.
We'll explaine everything here.
The info you missed
The Belgians and the French titillate, episode 434. The right side of the Red Devils Thomas Meunier split Monday with a tweet targeting the columnists of L'Equipe du soir, the flagship program of the L'Equipe channel, and in particular the former playmaker of the Blues, Johan Micoud. The latter had criticized the Belgians, "who bulge their torso but have never gained anything in their life", in response to an exit from the former PSG defender on the level of his selection, "number one in the world rankings », After their clear victory against Russia (3-0).
Nobody seeming to love nobody more than themselves.
Speaks about her often, often in glowing terms, makes fun of you, wants to gain the upper hand, always seems to despise her world, and in fact has a serious lack of self-confidence.
Welcome to the paradox of the superiority complex.
- Thomas Meunier (@ThomMills) June 14, 2021
“No one seems to love anyone more than themselves.
Speaks about her often, often in glowing terms, laughs at you, wants to gain the upper hand, always seems to despise her world and in fact seriously lacks self-confidence, the 29-year-old wrote on Twitter.
Welcome to the paradox of the superiority complex.
I can't wait for the reunion with the Blues.
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In any case, this is what Doctor Richard Amoretti, sports cardiologist and sports doctor in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine), hopes.
"Many sports federations do not take this risk into account enough, precisely because they take care of a young population", regrets this specialist.
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- Le Parisien - Sports (@LeParisienSport) June 14, 2021