While Croatia and the Czech Republic neutralized each other earlier in the day (1-1), England had the opportunity to take sole control of Group D of this Euro 2020 at Wembley this Friday. For that, it was necessary to rub shoulders with a team of Scotland in search of rebound after their defeat against Czechia on the first day. For this highly anticipated shock across the Channel, a remake of the first international football match in 1872, Gareth Southgate lined up a 4-3-3 with the bluffing Phillips in the middle or the attacking trio Foden-Kane-Sterling. Steve Clarke was counting on the return of one of his base men, Tierney, who took his place to the left of the 3-5-2 defense of the Tartan Army also made up of McTominay, Robertson and the duo Dykes-Adams in point.
In a Wembley where the Scots made their voices heard, the 22 actors fought a real fight in the English rain, as one would expect between these two nations carried by the traditional “fighting spirit”, unleashing the passions of the on the other side of the Channel. In the first act, each team had the opportunity to score, to no avail. Stones first found David Marshall’s left post on a corner (12th) while Pickford put out an absolutely sublime save on a spontaneous volley from O’Donnell (30th). Returning from the locker room, Mount quickly forced the Scottish goalkeeper to work on a sudden strike (49th), as if to announce the best intentions of the locals.
If the Three Lions dominated and pushed to surprise the Scottish block, Steve Clarke’s men were playing their chances and it took a rescue on his line from James to prevent Dykes from opening the scoring (62nd). Adams also completely missed his volley at close range (78th). In the end, neither team managed to get the better of the other, despite a last alert in the area of the Tartan Army in the last seconds of this match (0-0). Status quo in the standings in this group D, where everything remains to be played at the end of the third and last day of the group stage of this Euro 2020.
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