- Date: Tuesday, June 29
- Time: 12 p.m. ET
- Location: Wembley Stadium -- London, England
- TV: ESPN and TUDN USA
- Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: England +160; Draw +225; Germany +188 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
England are through to the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 after an emotional 2-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium. Raheem Sterling, who had scored England's only two goals of the group stage, was the hero with his second-half strike in front of goal. His winner came in the 75th minute, with Germany missing their best chance of the game just seconds later, sending the Three Lions into the last eight, where they'll face either Ukraine or Sweden.
After an ambitious effort early on from Sterling was pushed out by Manuel Neuer, the Germans began to take control, getting forward well despite not creating a whole lot of danger. Their best chance of the first half came just after the midway point when Kai Havertz played Chelsea teammate Timo Werner through on the left side of the box, but his low chance from close was saved well by Jordan Pickford.
However, the first half ended with England nearly taking the lead. A poor pass back from Thomas Muller saw Sterling pick it up and advance towards goal. As Muller was chasing him down, a double challenge on the winger saw the ball fall to Harry Kane, who was open on the left side of the box. His first touch was a tad heavy, and it was his last, as Mats Hummels came in for a clutch slide tackle to clear the danger when it looked like a tap-in was coming from the star striker.
With the match approaching extra time, substitute Jack Grealish made all the difference. The Aston Villa man was able to find Luke Shaw at the left side of the box, with his low ball finding Sterling in front of goal for the opener with 15 minutes to go:
Moments later, Kai Havertz played Muller through on goal for what looked to be the equalizer, but the Bayern Munich man beat the goalkeeper and the post, somehow missing a golden opportunity.
England would not forgive the visitors, with Grealish finding the head of Kane moments later to make it 2-0 and cement the victory for the home side.
England will now play in the quarterfinals on Saturday, July 3. The Three Lions have never won the European championship in their history.
Not stopping here.— England (@England) June 29, 2021
Well said, skipper! 👊
Have a great night. 🏴 2 - 🇩🇪 0— Reece James (@reecejames_24) June 29, 2021