5 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS AT THE EURO 2020

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WOJCIECH SZCZESNY (POLAND)

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Poland's first choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had a campaign to forget at Euro 2020. The Juventus custodian conceded as many as six goals in just three games as Poland finished bottom of their group to make a hasty exit from the tournament.

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Szczesny also endured the ignominy of becoming the first goalkeeper in European Championship history to score an own goal. The 31-year-old failed to stop Robert Mac's effort, with the ball ricocheting off his shoulder and into the net in Poland's 1-2 defeat to Slovakia in their Euro 2020 opener.

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RUBEN DIAS (PORTUGAL)

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Much was expected of Ruben Dias as he arrived at Euro 2020 after winning the Premier League Player of the Season in Manchester City's triumphant campaign. However, the 24-year-old centre-back’s  performances at Euro 2020 left a lot to be desired.

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Dias was sloppy in defence, with Portugal conceding 7 goals in 4 games, and was particularly found wanting in his aerial challenges. He endured a nightmarish outing against Germany, netting an own goal. Dias failed to live up to the hype that saw Portugal's early exit from the competition.

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SERGE GNABRY (GERMANY)

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Making his first appearance for Germany at a major tournament, Serge Gnabry was a massive disappointment at Euro 2020. The 25-year-old winger had come off a modest 11-goal season for Bayern Munich. However, Gnabry couldn't open his account at the Euros despite playing four games.

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He also failed to add an assist to his tally, as Joachim Low's long stint in charge of Germany ended with a 2-0 defeat to eventual Euro 2020 finalists England in the Round of 16. Die Mannschaft had their moments at Euro 2020, thumping holders Portugal 4-2 in the group stage.

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BRUNO FERNANDES (PORTUGAL)

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Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes was coming off a dazzling season, scoring 24 goals and recording 16 assists across competitions. But at Euro 2020, the 26-year-old was a pale shadow of the player who lit up Old Trafford after his arrival in the Premier League last year.

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His ball control, dribbling and passing range are all superb and he was easily one of Spain's best players in the competition. Pedri produced five goal-creating actions at Euro 2020 which is the most for any player. He maintained a 91% pass accuracy and created three big chances.

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KYLIAN MBAPPE (FRANCE)

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After playing a key role in France's triumphant FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign in Russia, Kylian Mbappe had a campaign to forget at Euro 2020. The PSG attacker, making his debut in the European Championship, was expected to hit the ground running at Euro 2020.

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Mbappe, who scored 42 goals across all competitions last season failed to score a goal in four games at the Euro 2020. The 22-year-old did provide two assists at Euro 2020. But his missed penalty in the Round-of-16 shootout defeat to Switzerland ended Les Bleus' bid to win a third Euro Cup title.

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