England 2-0 Germany summary: score, goals, highlights, Euro 2020
Euro 2020: England-Germany
Raheem Sterling hailed England's superb collective display as they reached the European Championship quarter-final with a 2-0 win over rivals Germany on Tuesday.
The Manchester City forward broke the deadlock in the 75th minute before captain Harry Kane made sure of victory 10 minutes later when he headed in substitute Jack Grealish's cross, sparking wild celebrations at Wembley.
The victory was England's first against Germany in a knockout round at a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup final.
"We knew we needed a big performance against a difficult side, and we did that today," Sterling said. "Doing it for your country is always special. For half a second I thought let it (Sterling's goal) not be offside, but I'm so happy it went in.
"We knew the intensity we could play at, not a lot of teams can deal with it.
"We kept going, (Declan) Rice and (Kalvin) Phillips, ate up ground and were animals in there. All-round, great team performance.
"We take it game by game, we go away, recover and get focused onto the next one."
England will next face either Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals in Rome on Saturday
Manuel Neuer's FT reaction sums up the evening for Germany
England's path to the final involves beating the winners of tonight's Sweden-Ukraine game & should they progress, they will take on the winners of the Denmark-Czech Republic clash. This path really does implore Three Lions fans to believe that this year it may be 'coming home'
England players take time to lap the Wembley pitch and applaud the 45,000 fans who pushed their side along throughout the evening.
Tonight's game brings the curtain down on Joachim Löw's time as Germany manager after the coach confirmed in March of this year his intention to stand down after Euro 2020. The 2014 World Cup win was undoubtedly the 61-year-olds proudest moment on the German bench.
England players celebrate with the home fans who are in raptures and are starting to believe once again that 'it's coming home'
Rome's Stadio Olimpico will be the setting on Saturday night when the Three Lions leave Wembley for the first time during the competition and face either Sweden or Ukraine with that final Round of 16 game set to get underway in just over an hour.
FT at Wembley. England have beaten Germany and are through to the last 8 of Euro 2020!
Last minute... Germany free...Kroos takes and England clear... The England fans willing the last second away ahead of a famous win over Germany.
Musiala on for Germany with Muller making way. The Bayern man had a gilt edge chance to tie the game at 1-0.
Four minutes of time to be added.... Germany set to join France, Portugal and Holland as another big gun bites the Euro 2020 dust
Sane and Can on for Germany with Ginter and Gosens making way. Joachim Löw's final minutes as German manager !
A raft of changes for both sides... will bring them to you presently... Henderson is on and has replaced Rice
England fans now!
Delirium in Wembley !!!!!
England are heading to the quarter finals and Sweden-Ukraine await...
The goal has shake this game by the scruff of the neck with less than six minutes left. Germany now throwing everything forward as they see their Euro 2020 dreams hanging by a thread.
Without doubt, the best chance Germany have had all night. Will Löw's men pay the price for that miss?
Muller breaks and grazes the post after Sterling slips up and leaves the Bayern man free. Poor finishing from the veteran forward.
Ten minutes left for England to hang on here at Wembley.
Third tournamnet goal from the Manchester City striker ... England still to concede at Euro 2020.
Maguire carded. German free kick on the edge of the England box
Nice poachers finish from Sterling who skipped his markers to slot home from close range.
Kane-Grealish-Shaw-Sterling .... goal !
The Atleti man looks like having played his final minutes tonight with James getting ready although Trippier is back on the pitch.
Trippier is down and seems to have a muscular problem.
England now ahead in terms of possession.
Very much the feel of a solitary goal will decide this contest but tricky to say which side will be the one to secure that valuable goal that could secure passage way to the next stage of Euro 2020.
Gosens carded for a rash challenge on Trippier.
Both sides really cancelling each other out and neither keeper (apart from that Havertz effort) really called upon.
Twenty left at Wembley and just the Havertz effort early in the second half the closest we've come to a goal.
Saka set to make way for Jack Grealish
Gnabry for Werner
Grealish poised to make an entrance. Serge Gnabry for Germany too set to enter the fray.
Saka has really not got the cylinders firing tonight. The teenager was excellent against the Czech Republic but has failed to recreate that level this evening.
Both a Germany and UCL winners with Chelsea but the confidence levels exuded by Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are poles apart....
Deep concentration levels from England fans gathered at Wembley for tonight's match
It really is a game for the strategists with dominance ebbing from one side to the other with a degree of regularity. As time moves on, the fear factor will kick in for both teams where the will to win will be eclipsed by the fear of defeat.
Kane is back in action as the game resumes. Still delicately poised here at Wembley. England do have a wealth of attacking talent on the bench and it can only be a question of time before we see the likes of Grealish and Rashford for the 'Three Lions'.
Germany pressing again as Sterling robs Havertz as Kane is on the floor with, it would appear a knee problem after a collision with Hummels.
Foden, Grealish and Rashford warming up for England....
Sterling collides into Ginter and Germany get a chance to start their build-up again.
As was the case in the first 45', Germany enjoying early domination.
What a shot from Havertz with Pickford tipping the volleyed effort the bar. Great strike from the Chelsea man.
If things remain all square at the end of 90 minutes, a further half an hour will be employed to try and resolve the game, if we remain tied after 120 minutes, then spot kicks will be used with echoes of Italia 90 and Euro 96 present in the minds of England fans.
All set for the second half as England get us started
David Beckham in the Wembley crowd tonight, we've also seen crooner Ed Sheeran among the 45,000 fans here at the North London stadium
Does England need the creativity of Grealish and Sancho ?
So, it's not been that roller-coaster of emotions that we enjoyed yesterday but an intriguing game here at Wembley is panning out with England shading the first half despite being slow to come out of the blocks. Sterling and Kane at the end were as close as it got for Southgate's men with Werner having the best chance of the half for the German side.
Kane almost opens the scoring and has the ball robbed from his foot as the Spurs man was about to pull the trigger.... the whistle sounds and it's 0-0 at Wembley.
Rice, Ginter and now Phillips the three players on yellow cards as we head towards the break
Another card and this time it Phillips who clips Real Madrid's Toni Kroos.
Trippier over the ball and the Atleti man opts to clip the ball into the box looking for Kane. Germany are alert and Hummels heads away for a corner.
Kane is clipped by Goretzka and earns a free for his side just outside the box.
Into the final five minutes of the first half and indeed as Copa 90 pointed out earlier, this match is very much like a game of chess with things delicately poised.
Birds eye view of Werner's recent effort with Pickford on hand to dispel the danger
Neat play from England with Saka and Phillps combining well.
Jacqui echoing my thoughts !
The pendulum swings once again in this game and now it's Germany's turn to enjoy a spell of dominance. Havertz and Kimmich instrumental in all that is good for the side in black.
Harry Kane has been a virtual spectator for England all evening. Almost 35' gone and the captain has touched the ball once, maybe twice ....
Gosens and Werner fail to latch onto a fine crossed ball from Kimmich and a let off for England as all it needed was a touch. Werner again breaks into the England box but strikes straight at Pickford.
Timo Wener is cutting a very lonely figure for Germany with the Chelsea man getting little or no service in his role as sole striker.
Decent chance for Maguire as the United defender fails to get his headed effort on target and pulls the ball wide. Decent chance there for England as they pin Germany deep inside their own half.
Trippier and Shaw over the ball as Kimmich clears for a corner.
Ginter carded and the BMG man will miss Saturday's quarter-final should Germany advance.
Germany now on the back-foot as England dominate. Sterling and Saka instrumental in England's best work...
Major sense of expectation when Saka picks up the ball for England but we've yet to see the Arsenal teenager spark into life as he did against the Czechs.
Germany still ahead in terms of possession though.
England have regained their composure and are back in the game after being under the kosh for the first 10 minutes or so when Germany dominated. The Sterling effort has inspired the crowd too !
Werner and Tripper dispute a loose ball at Wembley
2,000 German fans in attendance here tonight at Wembley. All resident in the UK given the travel restrictions in accessing the country at present as Neuer is called upon to save from a fine effort from Sterling.
...Nothing comes from the freekick....England starting to move the ball around now with more sustained possession.
It has been commented in certaon circles that the ball is not as fluid on the Wembley surface as it is in other Euro 2020 grounds and it's true that the grass does look a tad long .... Free for England as Saka is fouled.
Ten minute mark here at Wembley and it's all Germany with Neuer yet to be called into action.
Six in the England wall as three German players stand over the ball. Havertz would be the likely option .... It is the Chelsea man but the wall does its job to avert the danger
Goretzka is fouled on the edge of the area and Rice is carded for his trouble. Danger here for Southgate's side
Germany enjoying the better of the opening phase of the game with the game being played in the England half as Pickford is called upon to whack the ball away as Werner loomed.
Gortezka has a shot from the edge of the box but hits his effort tamely at Pickford.
Walker under pressure heads behind for the first corner of the night and Toni Kroos will swing in the ball. Rain seems to have stopped with a ray of sunshine now lighting up the green Wembley surface.
Free for England with Shaw set to take... floats the ball into the German box but averted by the men in black.
Boos ring out as Germany move the ball around....
Off we go at Wembley....both sides take the knee before the ball is kicked and Germany start the action
England fans expectant as kick-off looms
National anthem time .... Germany up first before 'God Save the Queen'.
England take to the field with the Three Lions in their all white kit. Germany to don their rather smart 'black-out' away kit tonight. One of the finest at Euro 2020.
The sides are in the Wembley tunnel with just five minutes to go before we get the first of today's two Round of 16 games underway. Wonderful atmosphere being created inside the iconic ground by the 45,000 spectators with a high number of German fans visible.
Dutch policeman Danny Makkelie is tonight's match official.
It's a gloomy old 'summers' day in the English capital with a fresh 16C/63F currently. Rain is expected during the action too so no need for any hydration pauses tonight.
45,000 fans expected at Wembley this evening which will be the biggest mass gathering of people in the UK since March 2020 when the world turned upside-down by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A place in the quarter-final is on the line at Wembley with a match-up against the victor of Sweden or Ukraine at Rome's Stadio Olimpico
We've already seen Netherlands, Portugal and last night both 2018 World Cup finalists France and Croatia exit the tournament. Tonight another big gun will fall .... History is on the side of the Germans but (Scotland game apart), England have been quietly impressive in recent games and are on a 9 game unbeaten streak.
Both manager set to employ a 4-3-3 set-up and good to see Arsenal teenager Saka retain his place after a wonderful performance against the Czech Republic at Wembley.
- 1 Neuer
- 5 Hummels
- 2 Rüdiger
- 4 Ginter
- 18 Leon Goretzka
- 8 Kroos
- 20 Robin Gosens
- 6 Joshua Kimmich
- 7 Kai Havertz
- 25 Müller
- 11 Timo Werner
- 1 Jordan Pickford
- 6 Harry Maguire
- 5 John Stones
- 2 Walker
- 4 Declan Rice
- 14 Kalvin Phillips
- 3 Shaw
- 12 Trippier
- 9 Kane
- 25 Bukayo Saka
- 10 Sterling
Slight degree of criticism for Southgate's line up on social media with many feeling the set-up is very defensively focused. England have been solid at the back having yet to concede at Euro 2020 but are also goal shy having just netted twice.
The rain is falling now in North London as both Southgate and Löw exchange greetings ahead of kick-off
Pre-game build-up: Joachim Löw
Germany's Ilkay Gundogan, Robin Gosens and Antonio Rudiger are doubtful for their Euro 2020 last-16 game against England at Wembley on Tuesday, with a decision on their fitness to be taken on matchday, Germany coach Joachim Löw said on Monday.
Midfielder Gundogan hit his head in their final group game last week and only trained partly with the team on Monday. Fullback Gosens and central defender Rudiger lasted the entire session but were feeling the effects of an infection.
"For all three we will have to see how it develops and we will decide tomorrow," Low told a news conference. "We cannot say now. We have to wait. I do not know that yet tonight."
Loew, who will leave the job at the end of the tournament after 15 years at the helm and would be in charge of his final game if they lose, said a knockout stage game meant spectacular football could be sacrificed in favour of a result.
"In the group we came through (with world champions France and Euro holders Portugal as well as Hungary) there was no beauty prize to be won," Löw said.
"It was only about coming through this group and now we have an all-or-nothing game. So we can only say we have to go out and win it".
Pre-game build-up: Gareth Southgate
Coach Gareth Southgate said England's past defeats to Germany at major tournaments have no bearing on Tuesday's Euro 2020 last-16 game and his players will go into the match focused on their own performance.
England have not defeated Germany in the knockout match of a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup final, losing at the 1990 World Cup, 1996 Euros and 2010 World Cup, the first two defeats coming after shoot-outs in the semi-finals.
Southgate, who missed the crucial spot-kick in their Euro 96 loss, said history meant little to his young squad.
"I don't need to demystify it. The history is an irrelevance for them," Southgate told ITV Sport.
"Of course, they are watching that stuff and getting a bit of an understanding of it but it's not something we're speaking to them about.
"This team has put down lots of historical performances in the last couple of years, made their own history, made their own stories and this is how they should view this game."
Both Harry Kane and Manuel Neuer to wear rainbow captain's armbands
England striker Harry Kane will join Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in wearing a rainbow captain's armband to show solidarity with the LGBTQ communities in their last-16 game at the European Championship, the team said.
Neuer wore the armband in all of Germany's group games in honour of Pride Month.
European soccer's governing body UEFA had investigated whether Neuer's armband breached its rules regarding on-field political statements, but later halted the probe after it deemed it a symbol for diversity and thus promoting "a good cause".
England said on Twitter that Kane would wear the armband for the match at Wembley later on Tuesday, as the team "stand in allyship with LGBTQ+ communities around the world".
Mount and Chillwell return this evening for England following a period of isolation for coming into close contact with Scotland player Billy Gilmore who tested positive for covid.
ENG-GER: last meeting
The last time that Germany and England locked horns in a competitive match was back in the 2010 World Cup, a clash that finished with a 4-1 win for the Germans. Bayern Munich striker Muller bagged a brace on the night with the forward expected to be on the bench tonight.
England go into tonight's game as the only side at Euro 2020 yet to ship a goal and it's now been over 450 minutes since England last conceded a goal. Moreover, Gareth Southgate’s men go into the crucial match against the Germany on a nine-game unbeaten run across all competitions.
England player step on the Wembley turf as kick-off looms on the horizon.
Yesterday, the gods of football served us the most lavish of feasts with many saying that Monday's action was the best day ever in the history of tournament football. It was incredible and although we may not be in for a similar roller-coaster of emotions, both games are difficult to call.
A place in the quarter-final against the winner of the later Sweden-Ukraine game awaits the winner with tonight's action from North London getting underway at 18:00 CEST-12:00 ET.
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