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Hungary 1-1 France: Griezmann rescue a point for shaky Les Bleus

France come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Hungary. France dominated the first half, but Benzema and Mbappe both missed some great chances.

A mistake at the back allowed Hungary to counter and Fiola gave them a shock 1-0 lead at the break.

France struggled in the second half, but they did manage to find an equaliser after

Griezmann fired in Orban’s poor clearance. Varane had a late chance to win it but glanced his header wide of the post in the final seconds.

Attila the Hungarian had only scored one other goal for his country and that was against Andorra. Little wonder there was a raucous reaction from him and the majority of those inside the Puskas Arena.

The Magyars used to have the best international team on the planet but that was many years ago and they glimpsed one of the greatest results in their modern footballing history.

Gulacsi was immense, as he was against Portugal, saving late efforts from Kylian Mbappe and Corentin Tolisso and deserving his luck when Ousmane Dembele fired against a post.

Hungary celebrated as if they had won the competition and the noise they are generating in this stadium might yet convince UEFA to move the final stages of Euro 2020 to Budapest.

France move to the top of Group F on four points as they edge closer to qualifying for the knockout rounds.

That could be confirmed before they face Portugal in their last game though if Germany lose their game later.

Hungary move into third place and give themselves a boost towards qualifying for the last 16. They face Germany next time out.

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