On Tuesday June 29, 2021 A great match adjudged to be the finals before the finals by football fanatics took place at the Wembley stadium and it was between the Three Lions of England and Germany. It ended with England thrashing Germany by 2-0.
Preparations were made towards the match and both teams had high expectations of securing a qualification to the next stage of the competition but England were fortunate in picking up a victory against Germany which clearly shows that this is the end of the road for the team as far as the Euro 2020 tournament is concerned.
England struck twice late on to end a 55-year wait for a knockout tie victory over Germany inspite of scenes of huge tension and elation at the stadium.
Gareth Southgate’s side battled hard to earn the statement victory that has so often eluded England, and it was their talisman of this tournament, Raheem Sterling, who made the decisive equalizing goal.
Sterling, who scored the winners against Croatia and the Czech Republic in the group stage, converted in Luke Shaw’s cross after 75 minutes to send England’s fans, with more than 40,000 inside Wembley, into wild celebrations.
The win was secured with another moment of significance four minutes from time when captain Harry Kane, who had once again struggled to influence the game, headed in from substitute Jack Grealish’s perfect delivery for his first goal of Euro 2020 to bring an end to his goal scoring drought.
England were again thankful for the brilliance of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who is yet to concede a goal in the tournament.He made some vital saves in the match crucially from Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in each half, while Thomas Muller missed a glorious chance to equalise before Kane struck in his goal to seal a win for England.
England now face Ukraine in the quarter-finals in Rome on Saturday after they scored a last minute goal in extra time to beat Sweden.
Source: BBC News