Hungary 1-1 France: Fiola punishes the French, Griezmann saves Deschamps
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Hungary 1-1 France: Fiola punishes the French, Griezmann saves Deschamps

In front of a rowdy 60,000 crowd in Budapest, Antoine Griezmann saved a point for France and denied Hungary one of the biggest European Championship upsets.

After a one-two with Roland Sallai, Attila Fiola put Hungary ahead just before the break, holding off the French defense to slide home.

The goal was met by one of the loudest celebrations football has heard since March 2020 - or even before then - as the Puskas Arena went wild.

Fiola banged a pitchside reporter's table and knocked items off before he and his teammates embraced some of the fans in the front row.

Before that goal, world champions France, widely seen as the tournament favorites, had dominated the first half, with Kylian Mbappe in fine form once again.

Les Bleus were not particularly remarkable, however, they rallied in the second half.

First, substitute Ousmane Dembele hit the post, and then Griezmann equalized for them.

Mbappe raced down the field on Hugo Lloris' tremendous kick before laying it off for Griezmann to tuck in from eight yards with the help of a slight deflection.

The atmosphere was electrifying, yet neither team was able to emerge victorious.

With four points, France has probably done enough to qualify from Group F - but this is far from certain - while Hungary has kept their qualification chances alive.

Germany, who lost to France in their first match, will face Portugal in Munich at 19:00 EAT.

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