Euro 2020 round of 16 draw: England get kindest route

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Euro 2020 round of 16 draw: England get kindest route

England will face Germany and Portugal take on Belgium in the pick of the last-16 ties at Euro 2020.

England discovered their fate on Wednesday evening as the group stage came to .

Gareth Southgate’s side, who went through as group winners by , were scheduled to face whoever finished as runners-up between France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

All four teams occupied that position at any one time but it was Germany who eventually came second in Group F by virtue of a late draw with Hungary, while Portugal and France played out a stalemate of their own.

It will be the eighth time have taken on Germany in a major international tournament, with the Three Lions emerging victorious in the 1966 World Cup final and Euro 2000 group stage, while Die Mannschaft won out in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final, 1990 World Cup semi-final, Euro ’96 semi-final and World Cup 2010 round of 16. The two countries drew at the 1982 World Cup.

Joachim Low did not receive the memo as he expects to take on an exciting team instead of .

“Hungary parked the bus, with everyone behind the ball, entering every duel and against England it’s going to be a totally different match,” he said.

“They play at home, they want to attack. It’s going to be an open match, more open than it was tonight.

“We need to improve on things, we’re aware of that and we need to be careful, especially at set-pieces. We can’t repeat the same mistakes again.

“But as I said, it’s a different match against England and we’re looking forward to it.

“This was the ‘group of death’ and we managed to achieve the second spot and now we travel to England. It’s great news to play in London at Wembley against England.

“The group stage is over and now we have to focus. It’s in or out now, a good situation.”

 

Euro 2020 round of 16 draw in full:
Belgium v Portugal
Italy v Austria
France v Switzerland
Croatia v Spain

Sweden v Ukraine
England v Germany
Netherlands v Czech Republic
Wales v Denmark

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Germany 2-2 Hungary: Goretzka strike rescues the Germans

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Germany 2-2 Hungary: Goretzka strike rescues the Germans

Leon Goretzka’s late equaliser clinched Germany a 2-2 draw against Hungary and a second-placed Group F finish on a roller-coaster night in Munich.

Joachim Low’s side trailed 2-1 and appeared to be heading for their second group defeat, which would have knocked them out of the tournament, when substitute Goretzka fired them level in the 84th minute.

Adam Szalai’s early header had given Hungary a flying start and straight after ’s second-half equaliser for , Andras Schafer headed the underdogs back in front.


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Germany sealed second spot and will now play England in the round of 16 at Wembley on Tuesday, while Group F winners France, who drew 2-2 against Portugal, face Switzerland on Monday.

Joshua Kimmich tested Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi with an early angled shot before Germany fell behind in the 11th minute.

Roland Sallai’s brilliant, arcing cross from deep bisected Germany defenders Kimmich and Mats Hummels and Szalai stooped to head beyond stationary goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Germany responded through Hummels, who headed Kimmich’s cross following a corner against the crossbar.

Matthias Ginter was next to pass up a gilt-edged chance for the Germans as he failed to get full connection on a loose ball in front of goal.

Germany hogged first-half possession, but Hungary chased everything down as if their lives depended on it and Szalai threatened again shortly before the interval.

Low replaced Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan with Goretzka in a bid to add some urgency to his side, but the boos rang out as Leroy Sane over-hit his corner shortly afterwards.

Szalai was inches away from a second for Hungary when his free-kick after Sane had handled struck the outside of Neuer’s right-hand post.

Germany equalised in the 66th minute when Havertz headed home from close range after Gulacsi had failed to get anywhere near a looping free-kick into the box and the ball had struck Hummels on the head.

But the Germans were level for less than two minutes. Straight from the restart, Szalai helped on a long ball over the top and Schafer beat Neuer to the bounce to head Hungary back into the lead.

Germany chased another equaliser in a bid to snatch a Wembley date against England from Hungary’s grasp and Toni Kroos flashed a shot just wide in the 81st minute.

With the clock ticking down, Germany’s substitutes came to the rescue.

Jamal Musiala, who had replaced Robin Gosens two minutes earlier, fired a low cross into the box and after Timo Werner’s effort was blocked, Goretzka lashed home the rebound.

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