France see off Germany
France and Germany faced off on Tuesday evening, in a Euro 2020 Group F clash.
Les Bleus headed into the tie as the favourites. France are the current World Cup holders, and made it to the final of Euro 2016.
Germany, on the other hand, have been experiencing something of a decline in recent years.
And, in the end, it was indeed the favourites who came out on top via an own goal, set in motion courtesy of a brilliant ball from Paul Pogba:
Pogba + trivela = 🤤🤤🤤
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 15, 2021
Pogba claims Rudiger nibbled at him during game
Pogba’s super pre-assist was not the only reason the midfielder was in the headlines post-match, though.
This comes with the midfielder garnering a fair bit of attention following an incident involving Germany’s Antonio Rudiger.
During the game, Pogba complained to the referee about what felt like a bite from Rudiger:
Paul Pogba was complaining to the referee about a possible bite from Antonio Rüdiger – certainly deserved a VAR check, but nothing doing. pic.twitter.com/zPRKHzkyXQ
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 15, 2021
No action was taken during the clash, but Pogba spoke out afterwards, and reiterated that the Chelsea defender had ‘nibbled’ him:
“I’m not crying for cards, yellow, red cards because of such actions,” Pogba said.
“He nibbled, I think, a little bit on me. But we have known each other for a long time.
“I told the referee and he takes decisions and he took a decision. It’s over.
“It was a great match for us … and I didn’t want him to be suspended because of such a situation. It was towards the end of the match. We hugged each other and that’s it.”
Paul Pogba has claimed Antonio Rudiger “nibbled” him during France’s #Euro2020 win against Germany but does not want the defender to be banned over the incident.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 16, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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