Watch: Antonio Rudiger Sinks Teeth Into Paul Pogba And Bites Him During France vs Germany In Euro 2020

Watch: Antonio Rudiger Sinks Teeth Into Paul Pogba And Bites Him During France vs Germany In Euro 2020

Antonio Rudiger was caught on camera in a bizarre incident seemingly biting Frenchman Paul Pogba, in the Euro 2020 marquee Group F clash between Germany and France

The French mid-fielder stated felt Rudiger nibble at his shoulder and told the referee at the time. But he did not want the defender to be given a yellow or a possible red card for his actions. This happened during the first half of the match, before a throw-in was awarded to France. One can see Rudiger trying to nibble Pogba’s shoulder through his jersey. The action obviously left the midfielder in a state of confusion and shock.

Did Antonio Rudiger Bite Paul Pogba?

The fact that no official had witnessed the bizarre incident till it was displayed on television during half-time made Pogba pretty furious. Rudiger would have landed in trouble had VAR interfered in the matter. But, Pogba did not protest much as it would have halted the match. After the clash, the two players were seen hugging it out.

A clip capturing the pair in action shows Pogba watching on toward the latter end of the first-half whilst being closely marked by the 28-year-old Champions League-winner Rudiger. Thus, all may have been forgiven by the Manchester United star but Rudiger is not out of the deep waters yet for his actions as UEFA may intervene and look into the matter.

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France vs Germany Match Report

France went on to win the marquee clash 1-0, courtesy of Germany’s Mats Hummels hitting an own goal in the 20th minute of the match at Munich. After the clash, Pogba won the man of the match for his sterling performance in the clash. He was the one who had set up the chance for the German defender to hit the own goal.

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France has thus taken the second spot in Group F after claiming all three points in the match against Germany. The latter team was neither able to breach the French defence, nor contain their attack. Meanwhile, the next marquee clash in the ‘Group of Death’ will see Portugal take on Germany on June 19.

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