Borrusia Dortmund centre back Mat Hummels scored an own goal as World Cup champions France edged out Germany 1-0 in their Euro 2020 clash.
Hummels, who scored the winner when Germany knocked France out of the 2014 World Cup, had been in international exile since 2018, yet his return hardly went according to plan as he turned into Germany’s net 20 minutes into the Group F encounter.
In the second half. Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema had goals disallowed for offside, but Les Blues who also hit the post through Adrien Rabiot were not made to pay as they went unbeaten in a Euro opener for a ninth straight time.
The two nations have five European Championship titles between them and six World Cup wins, with only three of the players starting the game in Munich without a Champions League winners’ medal in their collection.
Earlier on, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the top scorer in men’s European Championship history as Portugal beat Hungary in front of more than 60,000 fans in Budapest.
Ronaldo netted a brace to take his total Euro tally to 11 surpassing France’s Michel Platini whom they were at level with nine goals each.
The 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena in Budapest is the only venue at Euro 2020 that will have full crowds and the fans helped create a fantastic, much-missed passionate atmosphere.