There was a bizarre incident just before the kick-off between Germany and France in Munich on Tuesday night as an apparent protestor parachuted into the stadium and almost crashed into supporters before being led away by security.
According to the Mirror, The match in Group F was one of the most eagerly-anticipated in the European Championships so far, with two of the heavyweight giants of the tournament going head-to-head.
But just ahead of the start of the game a man was filmed flying on a yellow parachute high above the Allianz Arena.
He then appeared to get his wires tangled in the spider camera and careered dangerously towards some of the fans present and those sitting in the media suite.
Fortunately, he managed to steer his parachute away from the public and ended up on the pitch in front of the bemused players, who had just finished their warm-up.
He was then taken away by security, and luckily nobody appears to have been injured in the extraordinary event.
One journalist on Twitter wrote: “Can’t believe I just caught this on video. Parachuted into the stadium, got caught in the spider cam and nearly crashed into the crowd. Hope he’s ok!”
And another added: “Jesus. Protester has just parachuted in. Nearly crashed into fans here in the stadium. Saw something with Greenpeace on his parachute.
“Smacked into a big line overhead. Managed to just steer it out of the fans and land on the pitch. Then taken away by security.”
The incident was not commented on in the live coverage of the game on ITV, and the kick-off time of 8pm was not delayed or help up.
Germany vs France comes after Portugal had beaten Hungary 3-0 in the earlier game, with Cristiano Ronaldo becoming the all-time leading scorer in European Championship history after grabbing a brace, surpassing Michel Platini with his 10th and 11th goals in the competition.
“I said before the game, when players give interviews quite often they refer to the team.
“He does refer to the team always, but he also wants to be the best player in the world and seen as one of the greatest of all time in terms of scoring more goals than anyone. And he’ll go and do it.”
And Gary Lineker added on Twitter after Ronaldo’s first: “Ronaldo scores from the spot in his 5th Euros and becomes the first man to score 10 goals in the history of this competition. Extraordinary.
And after he second he continued: “Sensational football from Portugal and the ridiculous Cristiano finishes with his customary brilliance. Make that 11 goals in the Euros.”