Euro 2020: England beat Germany to book their place in quarter-finals

by | Jun 29, 2021

ENGLAND beat Germany 2-0 with second half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley on Tuesday, to book a quarter-final against Ukraine in Rome on Saturday.

Sterling broke the deadlock in the 75th minute, with Kane’s first goal of Euro 2020 sealing the victory late on, as England secured their fourth clean sheet at the tournament.

Ukraine beat 10-man Sweden 2-1 after extra-time in Tuesday’s second game, thanks to a stoppage time winner.

If England win their quarter-final, they will meet Czech Republic or Denmark in the semi-finals.

In the other half of the draw, Switzerland will meet Spain in the quarter-finals on Friday, with Belgium or Italy meeting the winners in the semi-finals.


Switzerland v Spain (Friday, 5pm UK time) – Saint Petersburg

Belgium v Italy (Friday, 8pm) – Munich

Czech Republic v Denmark (Saturday, 5pm) – Baku

Ukraine v England (Saturday, 8pm) – Rome

Wales were the first nation knocked out of the last 16 with a 4-0 defeat against Denmark on Saturday, then Italy needed extra-time to beat Austria 2-1.

Sunday’s games saw 10-man Netherlands lose 2-0 against Czech Republic and Belgium beat Portugal 1-0.

There were 14 goals, a penalty shootout and a shock exit for France in two dramatic games on Monday.

First, Spain recovered from conceding a bizarre own goal – and survived a late Croatia comeback after they had led 3-1 – to win 5-3 after extra-time.

France squandered a 3-1 lead before losing on penalties against Switzerland in Monday’s second game.

Switzerland were 1-0 up and had a penalty saved, but France turned the game around – only for Switzerland to score two goals late on to send the game into extra-time.

The tournament’s first penalty shootout followed, with Kylian Mbappe missing the decisive spot kick.


Wales 0-4 Denmark

Wilson sent off 90 / Dolberg 27, 48, Maehle 88, Braithwaite 90

Italy 2-1 Austria (after extra-time)

Chiesa 95, Pessina 105 / Kalajdzic 114

Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic

de Ligt sent off 55 / Holes 68, Schick 80

Belgium 1-0 Portugal

T. Hazard 42

Croatia 3-5 Spain (after extra-time)

Pedri og 20, Orsic 85, Pasalic 90+2 / Sarabia 38, Azpilicueta 57, Torres 76, Morata 100, Oyarzabal 103

France 3-3 Switzerland (after extra-time – Switzerland win 5-4 on penalties)

Benzema 57, 59, Pogba 75 / Seferovic 15, 81, Gavranovic 90

Penalty shoot out (Switzerland first, scorers in bold): Gavranovic 1-0, Pogba 1-1, Schar 2-1, Giroud 2-2, Akanji 3-2, Thuram 3-3, Vargas 4-3, Kimpembe 4-4, Mehmedi 5-4, Mbappe 5-4

England 2-0 Germany

Sterling 75, Kane 86

Sweden 1-2 Ukraine (after extra-time)

Forsberg 43, Danielson sent off 99 / Zinchenko 27, Dovbyk 120+1

EURO 2020 TOP SCORERS (players in bold represent nations that are still involved)

5 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

4 – Patrik Schick (Czech Republic), Karim Benzema (France), Emil Forsberg (Sweden)

3 – Raheem Sterling (England), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Haris Seferovic (Switzerland), Georginio Wijnaldium (Netherlands), Robert Lewandowski (Poland)