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Half-time: Germany 0-1 Hungary

Hungary continued where they left off against France, playing with huge desire and no little skill on the counter-attack. Germany have been laboured and a shadow of the team who thrashed Portugal. They’re going out unless they buck their ideas up and find an equaliser.

Havertz clatters a half-chance at goal that is blocked. The ball richochets back to him and he slashes a horrible shot well wide in the way I often do playing eight-a side on a Monday. Must do better.

Botka trots back on while Germany huff and puff playing pretty triangles around the Hungary penalty area that get them nowhere. I have barely mentioned Gosens, who starred against Portugal. He hasn’t had any space to run into at all.

Botka is writhing around in agony after turning his ankle as he slipped on the wet surface. He’s given some treatment and thankfully it doesn’t look like he’s as badly injured as first feared. He is taken off for further assessment. Hungary will carry on with 10 for now.

The rain has tuned this into a wet and wild affair. The ball’s skidding around and making holding on to it very difficult. Kimmich does find a bit of space on the right but his cross is headed away just as Sané was shaping to head at goal.

The storm clouds have brought thunder and an absolute monsoon down on Munich. It very much sums up Germany’s mood right now. Kimmich is stopped by an exemplary Fiola tackle on the right wing.

Second half awaits

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