Watch: Euro 2020 favourites France stunned by amazing Hungary opener
Most observers expected France to stroll past Hungary in their Euro 2020 match on Saturday – but the underdogs scored a brilliant opening goal shortly before half-time.
The world champions travelled to Budapest knowing that a victory over a pointless Hungary side would secure their place in the second round.
And the tournament favourites created numerous chances during the first half of the Group F match.
Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe all missed opportunities to open the scoring before France were hit by a sucker punch shortly before half-time.
Bristol City’s Adam Nagy drove a crossfield pass over towards Attila Fiola just inside the French half.
Fiola played a one-two with Roland Sallai and hurtled past Benjamin Pavard towards the penalty area.
Manchester United target Raphael Varane was unable to make a challenge and the Hungary defender slid the ball past Hugo Lloris at the near post.
😱 What a goal! What a celebration!
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 19, 2021