Sport Watch: Antoine Griezmann misses sitter but offside flag spares blushes
Murphy's Euro 2020 forecast: France's attack makes them favourites
Sportsmail's expert Danny Murphy gives his predictions regarding who the winners will be, who will win the golden boot and how England will get on. In addition, he outlines the players and matches to pay attention to. © Provided by Daily Mail ( WHO WILL WIN THE GROUPS?I can’t see anyone upsetting the big guns — Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, Spain, France. The Group of Death looks closest but France are just a bit stronger than Germany and Portugal. WHO WILL WIN THE TOURNAMENT?France showed at the last World Cup they can get over the line.
forward Antoine Griezmann missed from yards out during France’s European Championship match with Hungary – but his blushes were spared by the offside flag.
Griezmann started the match in Budapest hoping to open his account for the tournament.
But the Euro 2016 Golden Boot winner will not wish to see a repeat of his miss in the 14th minute.
France had started to turn the screw after a slow start when Karim Benzema picked the ball up 20 yards from goal.
Benzema hit a low shot that Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi did well to save.
The ball fell to Griezmann with the goalkeeper lying on the floor but the Barcelona striker hit his shot straight at Gulacsi rather than into the empty net.
Watch: France’s Antoine Griezmann scores overhead kick from 15 yards out
The Barca man is approaching the Euros in top formGriezmann hasn’t been quite at his prolific best at club level since joining Barcelona two years ago, missing out to his former employers Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title tussle last term, but he remains one of the first names on the teamsheet for Les Bleus. It’s easy to see why.
It was a terrible miss and his blushes were only spared the linesman and his raised offside flag.
Karim Benzema goes close for France before Antoine Griezmann is flagged offside.0-0
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Mbappe 'takes over France free-kick duty at Euro 2020 from Griezmann' .
Mbappe's ownership of free kicks became evident against Hungary, with the 22-year-old now reportedly responsible for all free kicks within sight of goal, starting against Portugal on Wednesday.Mbappe's ownership of free-kick situations started to became evident in the surprise 1-1 draw against Hungary and France-based radio station RMC has now confirmed that the change is permanent.