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Euro 2020: England 2-0 Germany Post-match analysis

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England came away victorious against Germany by 2-0 at Wembley Stadium and qualified for the quarter-final of Euro 2020. 

After finishing the first half goalless, the Three Lions scored two quick-fire goals in the second half from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane which gave a pretty comfortable victory for Gareth Southgate’s team. 

England will be travelling to Roma to encounter Ukraine in the quarter-final who defeated Sweden in the other round of 16 game by 2-1 after extra time. 

England 2-0 Germany team news:

Gareth Southgate changed the shape of the team for this game and went with 3-4-3 formation. Despite showing a great performance against Czech Republic, Jack Grealish wasn’t selected for this game but Bukayo Saka kept his place. 

Germany went with their usual 3-4-2-1 formation. Leon Goretzka started the game in midfield ahead of Ilkay Gundogan and Timo Werner led the line for Die Mannschaft. 

England 2-0 Germany Post-match analysis 

Germany started the game better but failed to keep the momentum and England came back into the match as the game progressed. The Three Lions tried to hurt Joachim Low’s side in dead ball situations. 

Die Mannschaft got the first chance of the game when Goretzka’s pace beat the English defence and in the end, Declan Rice had to foul the Bayern Munich man to save his side. Timo Werner had a one-on-one situation but his shot was saved by Jordan Pickford. 

In the final stages of the first half, England got the best chance of the game against Germany. Raheem Sterling’s strong run unsettled the German backline and a ricochet fell for Kane. The England captain’s bad touch gave Matt Hummels the chance to rescue his side on this occasion. 

The second half was all about England, first Sterling scored the opener from a great cross from Luke Shaw. And then Harry Kane doubled the margin from a similar scenario. 

Thomas Muller had a great chance to equalise the game but he scuffed his shot and the shot went off the mark. 

Notable Performances:

Raheem Sterling: Initiated the attack for the first goal with a direct run and finished it off excellently. The forward now scored three goals in four games. 

Luke Shaw: Continuing his good run of form in the Euro 2020. Assisted brilliantly for the first goal and defensively he was solid as well. 

Jack Grealish: The England’ creative midfielder started on the bench gainst Germany but when he was called for service he delivered excellently. Provided a great assist for the second goal and looked lively. 

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