Germany escapes elimination, another record for Ronaldo, France tops the ‘Group of Death’

Leon Goretzka (left) celebrates with teammates Kevin Volland and Joshua Kimmich after making it 2-2 in Munich. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA

In the final game day of group stages, both matches of group F drew and Hungary were eliminated while the other three qualified.

France tops the group with 5 points as they were drawn with Portugal 2-2. Ronaldo scored both goals for Portugal, both from the penalty spot. Karim Benzema scored both goals for France, one from the spot, another from a brilliant Paul Pogba assist.

Shouts of penalty were heard at the final minutes of the game from the France bench. However, after consulting with VAR referee decided that it was not a foul from Portugal. With the two goals of the night, Cristiano Ronaldo now have 20 goals in Euro and World Cup matches. He also equaled highest ever international goals for country with 109 goals, previously held by Iran’s Ali Daei.

Germany also drew 2-2 with Hungary in the match played in Munich. Hungary took the lead twice in the game. They were down a goal in the 11th minute of the game, Adam Szalai scored a header into the far post. Hungary were resilient until the half ended.

Kai Havertz scored for Germany in the second half, but they held the game squared for 66 seconds as Hungary scored immediately after restarting the game. Leon Goretzka fired home with 6 minutes left to play. Had the match ended without his strike, Germany will be eliminated and Hungary will take their place in the last 16.

Head coach of Germany, Jochaim Lowe said his team cannot afford similar mistakes as tonight, if they want to beat England in the round of 16. It’s in or out now, a good situation,” Löw said. “If we show what we can, as we did against Portugal for a long spell, we can be a strong opponent. If we don’t manage that then we will get into difficulties.” Lowe said after the game.

Here is how the Round of 16 will be taking place.