England stuns Germany with two late goals to book place in Euro 2020 quarterfinals!
England gave Germany a lesson in ruthless finishing, converting its only two real chances of this Euro 2020 last-16 match to finally end its decades-long inferiority complex against its old, historic rival.
Germany hadn’t lost a knockout match to England in a major international competition since the 1966 World Cup final but second half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane secured the home side a 2-0 win and passage through to the quarterfinals.
For the neutral, it certainly wasn’t a thriller. At times, both sides seemed more scared at the prospect of losing than excited at the thought of winning.
Chances were few and far between; indeed, Germany had the better opportunities until England stole the lead in the 75th minute thanks to Sterling’s close-range finish.
Playing in front of a partizan 40,000 crowd that made Wembley Stadium feel like it was at capacity, England capitalized on their chances when it mattered.
England head coach Gareth Southgate’s introduction of Jack Grealish in the second half also helped change the course of the match.