Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski stars on Euro 2020 Matchday Two

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski came to the rescue for Poland. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski came to the rescue for Poland. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Matchday Two of the Euro 2020 group stage saw multiple Bayern Munich players contribute to their respective countries’ results. All of Bayern’s representatives at the competition remain in the hunt for the knockout stages entering the final matchday of the group stage. Here’s how they fared on Matchday Two.

Robert Lewandowski keeps Poland alive

Poland was able to avoid elimination from the tournament against Spain. Lewandowski produced the goal in the 54th minute that keeps Poland in contention for the knockout phase. It was the Bayern striker’s first goal of Euro 2020 and the 67th goal of his senior national team career.

According to Opta Franz, Lewandoskwi was able to make history on Saturday as he became first Poland international to score in three European Championships. He has scored at least one goal in the tournament’s 2012, 2016, and 2020 editions.

Joshua Kimmich registers assist for Germany

It was a massive three points for Germany in their fixture against Portugal. After losing 1-0 to France on Matchday One, Die Mannschaft bounced back from their defeat to produce a comfortable 4-2 win against the defending Euro champions.

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Kimmich was involved in the scoring in the match as he produced an assist in the 60th minute. The Bayern star set up Robin Gosens for a header that was cooly dispatched by the Atalanta player. Overall, Kimmich had a strong performance with a 93.9% pass completion percentage and two key passes.

Five other Bayern players also featured in the win over Portugal. Among the starting 11, in addition to Kimmich, were Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, and Serge Gnabry. Making appearances as substitutes were Leon Goretzka and Leroy Sane. Notably, Muller registered one shot on target and two key passes. Gortezka nearly scored in his first appearance for Germany at the tournament as he hit the crossbar in the 83rd minute.

France stunned by Hungary

After their victory over Germany, it appeared France was set to secure a place in the knockout phase with a win over Hungary. However, the defending world champions were held to a point by the Hungarians in Budapest. Les Bleus were down 1-0 at halftime but an Antoine Griezmann goal in the 66th minute ensured that France would register at least a point from the match.

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There were two Bayern players who featured for France against Hungary. Benjamin Pavard was in the starting 11 and played all 90 minutes. The right-back finished with two tackles and two interceptions. Corentin Tolisso entered in the 75th minute and recorded one shot on target.