A climate change protester parachuted into the stadium and landed on the pitch before Germany’s Euro 2020 game against France.
Using a bright yellow parachute with the slogan “Kick out oil Greenpeace” on it, he came into the venue at a steep angle and seemed to lose control after connecting with wires attached to the roof for TV cameras.
Video posted on social media showed he struggled to avoid crashing into spectators before landing heavily at the far end of the pitch at the Allianz Arena in Munich where players were waiting to start the Group F match.
Germany players Antonio Rudiger and Robin Gosens were the first to approach him.
Security staff quickly arrived and he was escorted off the pitch and given medical attention on the side of the field.
The kick-off was not delayed and the game started on time.
At least one person “appeared to be injured before the protester landed”.
A camera operator is thought to have been hurt in the incident “but walked away by himself with medics”, Reuters said.
Greenpeace Germany later wrote on Twitter: “Hey @Volkswagen, time to kick out oil! #Greenpeace activists protest against the games’ sponsor at the #FRAGER-match and demand: stop selling climate-damaging diesel and petrol cars! #EURO2020”
The match was regarded as a meeting of two of the tournament favourites.
2018 World Cup winners France won the game in Munich 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Germany’s Mats Hummels after 20 minutes.
The victory put the French second in the group behind holders Portugal, who defeated Hungary 3-0 earlier on Tuesday.