We saw it everywhere, and it wasn't just an impression.
Decisive during the victory of the Blues against Germany (1-0) Tuesday night in Munich, Paul Pogba greatly contributed to the good entry into the running of the Blues in this Euro.
In addition to his splendid opening for Lucas Hernandez, whose center caused the goal against his camp Mats Hummels (1-0, 20th), the Manchester United midfielder delivered an impressive match in the midfield, as the shows various statistics collected by Opta.
Against the Mannschaft, the former player of Juventus Turin recovered
, or more than a quarter of the 42 scratched by the men of Didier Deschamps.
The best total of all those present on the usual Bayern Munich ground on Tuesday night.
But also more than any player in this competition so far.
The 28-year-old, from Seine-et-Marne, also holds the record for faults suffered: four, out of ten committed by the Germans.
Again, a record in this meeting.
1 - Paul Pogba against Germany tonight:
🏅 12 balls recovered, record for the match
🏅 13 duels won, record for the match
🏅 4 faults suffered, record for the
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Paul Pogba also managed the three dribbles he attempted.
But he also stood out in duels, where the Frenchman dominated his vis-à-vis
According to Opta, this is the highest total for a Frenchman since the 2018 World Cup quarter-final won by the Blues against Uruguay (2-0).
That day, it was already he who had dominated this exercise.
The Frenchman appeared determined on the Munich lawn.
After the meeting, he went to see his brother and his mother, present in the gallery, and promised the latter to go “get the cup”.
With their environment at this level, the Blues can legitimately claim it.