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Germany scores upper-90 own goal in loss to France

Mats Hummels (L) scored an own goal against star goalie Manuel Neuer (R) in the first half of a UEFA Euro 2020 Group F match against France on Tuesday in Munich, Germany. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/EPA-EFE
Mats Hummels (L) scored an own goal against star goalie Manuel Neuer (R) in the first half of a UEFA Euro 2020 Group F match against France on Tuesday in Munich, Germany. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/EPA-EFE

June 16 (UPI) -- Germany's Mats Hummels scored an upper-90 goal in a recent Euro 2020 match against France, but the defender's score went into the wrong net and resulted in a 1-0 loss.

Hummels' own goal occured in the 20th minute of the Group F setback Tuesday at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

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France carried the ball up the right flank at the start of the sequence. Paul Pogba chipped a cross to the other side of the field to find France left back Lucas Hernandez at the far post.

Hernandez used his first touch to smack a left-footed shot toward the middle of the goal. Hummels ran toward the goal and attempted to clear the ball wide, but instead blasted a shot into the upper left corner of Germany's net for the only score of the game.

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German keeper Manuel Neuer attempted to save the shot, but the ball went just out of the reach of his right hand.

France left wing Adrien Rabiot was denied a chance to double the lead when he hit the left post of the German goal 6 minutes into the second half.

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German striker Serge Gnabry hit a first-touch volley over the France goal in the 54th minute.

France forward Kylian Mbappe scored a beautiful far-post goal in the 66th minute, but that score was reversed due to an offside call. Another France goal, scored by Karim Benzema, was disallowed in the 85th minute due to an offside call.

Portugal and France are now tied atop Group F with 1-0 records in Euro 2020, which was postponed by a year due to COVID-19. Germany and Hungary are at the bottom of the group with 0-1 records.

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France battles Hungary in another group stage game at 9 a.m. EDT Saturday in Budapest, Hungary. Germany hosts Portugal at noon EDT Saturday in Munich.

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