European Under-21 Championship: France defeats England thanks to a late own goal
In a curious match in Group C, France won 2-1 (0-0) against England. Just before the end of the game, the French hit the gate. Previously, they had missed two penalties (25th and 66th minute) and played in excess of half an hour. Jonathan Ikoné first equalized (89.), then the Englishman Aaron-Wan Bissaka decided the game with an own goal. Manchester City's Phil Foden, who was the youngest player at the tournament in Italy at the age of 19, had led the English team by a single move (54 ').
Moussa Dembélé missed the first penalty for France on 25 minutes, with Houssem Aouar putting the second in the lead (66 '). In the meantime, England's Hamza Choudhury saw the red card as a tough foul.
The good half-hour in excess was the Équipe Tricolore in the stormy final phase still use: After a corner in added time extended the Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano at the short post to Marcus Thuram, who brought the ball with the hoe on goal. Wan-Bissaka's attempt to clear the ball failed with great consequences - the ball landed in its own net (90 + 5).
Romania - Croatia 4: 1 (2: 1)
Romania secured their lead in Group C with a surprisingly clear win over Croatia. The team surprised the selection of the vice-champion and was already eleven minutes into the lead. George Puscas scored by hand penalty, which referee Bobby Madden had given according to the video footage. Ianis Hagi scored the second Romanian goal just minutes later (14 ').
Nikola Vlasic scored the quick goal (18.), but Romania remained the better team and added two more goals from Tudor Baluta (66) and Adrian Petre (90 + 3) after the break.
Romania will face England on Friday and Croatia will face France. Here you can find more information about the U21 European Championship in Italy.