Euro 2020: England Sink Germany at Wembley to Reach Quarterfinals

Euro 2020: England Sink Germany at Wembley to Reach Quarterfinals

  • England vs Germany last 16 fixture in the Euros ended in a 2-0 win for the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium
  • Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling scored a goal each in the second half to send England to the quarters
  • Gareth Southgate's men are now set to play the winner between Ukraine and Sweden for a chance to reach the semis

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England are through to the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 after sinking Germany 2-0 in the round of 16 at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, June 29.

England booked a place in the quarterfinals after their 2-0 win over Germany. Photo: Getty Images.
Kane made amends to his earlier miss in the 86th minute for England's second, converting a cross from Jack Grealish who came on as a substitute. Photo by Alex Morton.
Source: Getty Images

The Three Lions set up a crunch meeting with their old rivals after topping Group D without conceding once.

Germany, meanwhile, sailed through the knockout phase thanks to Leon Goretzka's crucial late goal against Hungary in their final Group F match.

However, despite the hype that surrounded the last 16 fixture, performance from the two teams failed to live up to its expectations as goalscoring were far and wide.

The two countries finished the first half 0-0, with Timo Werner missing Germany's only meaningful chance during the opening exchanges.

Harry Kane also had a glorious chance to fire his side ahead just before the break, only for the Tottenham Hotspur star to squander the opportunity from Germany's six-yard box.

The second half of the match saw Joachim Low's men dominated proceedings but hardly created any chance.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock with a sublime finish, slotting home from a few yards out from Luke Shaw's low cross.

Kane made amends to his earlier miss in the 86th minute for England's second, converting a cross from Jack Grealish who came on as a substitute.

Efforts by Germany to score at least a consolation proved futile, as the Three Lions' solid defence put them at bay.

England are now due to face the winner between Sweden and Ukraine who square off later on Tuesday, June 29, in Rome.

England join Italy among top teams in quarters

England's qualification for the last eight will see them join top European powerhouses including Italy and Belgium in the next round of the competition.

TUKO.co.ke reported Portugal were dumped out of Euro 2020 in the Round of 16 after suffering a 1-0 defeat in the hands of Belgium in a thrilling clash staged in Seville.

Despite being pooled in one of the toughest groups, Portugal managed to book a place in the Knockout round after securing a vital point against favourites France in their final group match.

However, their epic journey in the continental showpiece has been brought to a halt, with Thorgan Hazard's first-half wondrous strike booking the Red Devils a place in the quarter-finals.

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Source: SportsBrief.com

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