Lewandowski spoiled the French group's victory – a gift for England

Lewandowski spoiled the French group's victory – a gift for England

Celebration brake: Robert Lewandowski confirmed that the match between France and Poland ended in a 1-1 draw. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/NTB

(France – Poland 1-1) Kylian Mbappe scored his first goal in the European Championship in his career, but veteran Robert Lewandowski spoiled the party. This makes the road to the final more difficult for France.

Everything developed into a very dramatic collective end:

Because around the same time that Robert Lewandowski drew 1-1 with France, Austria took a 3-2 lead over the Netherlands and were top of the group.

Mbappe and co. He was pushed to second place.

They tried and tried, but things did not go in France's favor in the final minutes.

With one win and two draws, they finished second – Austria leading the group.

France coach Didier Deschamps is clear about that no frustrated:

– When we don't win, we have to accept it. “Of course we wanted first place, but to get it we had to win,” says Deschamps. L'Equipe.

Round Down: Group victory is within France's reach after a draw with Poland. Former Dayot Upamecano, Randall Kolo Mwani, Theo Hernandez, Olivier Giroud and William Saliba. Photograph: Leon Koegeler/Reuters/NTB

This means that France's path to the final is much more difficult than they would have liked. Germany, Spain and Portugal are on the same side of the tournament tree.

There is also a gift package for England. Since they were group winners, they are the only ones Five biggest favorite odds Which ends on the other side of the board.

  • This is what the tournament tree looks like now:

Photo: Sova Score

Graphics: www.sofascore.com

In the round of 16, France will meet second-placed team in Group E. The competition is wide open and all teams – Romania, Belgium, Slovakia and Ukraine – stand on three points before the final match.

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Mbappe finally returned to the starting line-up after suffering a broken nose, and with his 23rd scoring chance in total European Championship matches, he finally scored his first European Championship goal.

He did so from the penalty spot after Ousmane Dembele was awarded a penalty in the second half.

Mbappe celebrated by removing the much-talked about mask he had to wear as a result of the break.

OUT WITH THE MASK: Kylian Mbappe scored his first goal in the European Championship from a penalty kick against Poland. Photo: Pa Pictures/NTB

But the scoring was of little use, because after a quarter of an hour it was Poland's turn to have a chance on penalties.

Lewandowski stepped forward. He tried to wait for Mike Minyan, but he couldn't. The French goalkeeper went in the right direction and made the save.

Admittedly, he did so illegally. Both feet left the goal line prematurely and Lewandowski was awarded another try.

He took care of the ball and put the ball over the post to make it 1-1.

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