It is a great classic of European football which was played this afternoon at Wembley. England were challenging Germany, two nations contending for the title, or at least with the potential to go far in this tournament. For this duel, Gareth Southgate surprised everyone a bit, with a composition without Phil Foden or Mason Mount. Rice and Philipps thus made up the midfield, with Saka, Kane and Sterling in front. Opposite, Low was more classic, with Havertz, Werner and Muller in front, while the revelation of Euro Robin Gosens was there in the left piston. The Germans got off to a good start, but very quickly the Three Lions were starting to take control of the game. Sterling (16th), then Maguire (17th), thus came to worry the German defense, before repeating a little later for the Mancunien.
No real opportunity, but the locals were pretty good in their game. On returning from the locker room, Havertz was however on the verge of finding the fault with a missile released from a superb tap by Pickford (48th). But the clock was ticking, and things weren’t really moving, either on the lawn or on the scoreboard. Until Raheem Sterling decides otherwise. On an action that he himself had started, the Citizen took over a center from Shaw in the box, placing a good flat foot to beat Neuer (1-0, 75 ‘). Behind, Muller was on the verge of equalizing, but the Bavarian missed his face to face with Pickford (81st). Harry Kane him, was not missed. Very criticized by the local press, the Spurs striker concluded a great British counter-attack (2-0, 86th). The goal of the break. The English will therefore face the winner of the duel between Sweden and Ukraine in the quarterfinals.