Finally, England stopped the Germany dominance against them. Joakim Low’s side lost the match 2-0 to England. It became Low’s last match with Germany. Hansi Flick will become the next coach of the German national team.
In 1966, both teams met each other in the Quarterfinal of the world cup. That time Germany won the match in a controversial hatrick. Also, in 2010 Germany won 4-1 to England in the pre-quarterfinal of the world cup 2010. In that match, Lampard’s freekick went past the goal line but due to the absence of goalline technology, the goal was denied.
But, this time the England team did all perfectly. In this match, Gareth Southgate made a better substitution than Joakim Low
At the starting of the match, nothing interesting happened. Mainly both the teams want to dominate in the mid-field. Both the team kept their defense strong. Also, for England Sterling was effective from the starting. For Germany, Kai Havertz was also good.
All the drama started in the last 10 minutes of the first half. First Timo Werner got an open chance but he missed. In that case, we should also give credit to Pickford that he came out at the perfect time.
At the 45+1th minute, Harry Kane beat Manuel Nuer but denied by Matt Hummels. Matt Hummels rescued Germany that time from conceding a sure 1-0 lead to England.
When the second half started, both the teams changed their style of play. It became more open to both of them. After 70 minutes, Southgate gave the masterstroke. He substituted Saka with Grealish and it changed the result of the match. In the 75th minute, Grealish initiated the attack and played left to Luke Shaw. Luke shaw’s pinpoint cross found Sterling. He scored the first one for England.
After conceding the goal Germany went upfront to scored the equalizer. At 81st minute Muller missed the easiest chance of the match. He got an open 1:1 chance against Pickford.
At 86th minute Harry Kane put the last nail in the coffin of Germany. This time Also Jack Grealish gave the assist. Harry Kane head it into the net and made it 2-0 for England.
After that, Germany could not create more chances. Joakim Low left the pitch with a sad ending but deservingly England won the match. England will face Ukraine in the quarter-final of Euro 2020.