England – Germany is considered the classic confrontation of European football. Throughout 91 years, the two teams together created countless memorable matches, and now the lucky draw brings them to face each other in the 1/8 round of EURO 2020.
Fans can be “fooled” about England’s performance if they look at the series of nine unbeaten matches in all competitions (eight wins), including three EURO group stage matches (two wins, one draw).
However, the style of play that Gareth Southgate’s teachers and students showed was extremely blurred and completely unworthy of first place in Group D. The “Three Lions” only scored two goals, in which the star Harry Kane was even “dead.”
If the attack is the worry of England, the defense makes the German team a headache. During the group stage journey, goalkeeper Neuer could not keep a clean sheet and received up to 5 goals.
As a result, the journey to overcome the “death” table of Joachim Low’s teachers and students was relatively difficult. They could jubilantly beat Portugal 4-2 but were helpless against France (lost 0-1) and drew “however” Hungary 2-2 in the last match. In just a few short days, fans are concerned that the two teams will hardly solve the outstanding problems thoroughly.
Twenty-five years ago, also at Wembley, England and Germany created an emotional match in the semi-finals of EURO 1996. As a result, the “tanks” won 6-5 on penalties (draw). 1-1 in the official 120 minutes) but more importantly, the only person who missed the penalty shootout on the side of the “Three Lions” was Gareth Southgate. The 50-year-old strategist certainly does not want to repeat the same “tragedy” in his new position.
According to the results of the round of 1/8 draw, England and Germany fell into a relatively “easy” match. Especially after the Netherlands lost to the Czech Republic, the chances of entering the final are even wider for either team if they win tonight. That is also the motivation for England and Germany to be determined to play and dedicate 90 attractive minutes.
English: Full force.
Germany: Without Lukas Klostermann (injury).
Since 1930, the two teams have met a total of 32 times. England won 13, Germany won 15 (4 draws).
England and Germany have met twice in the EURO finals. Germany won 6-5 on penalties (after a 1-1 draw in the official 120 minutes) in the semi-finals in 1996, England won 1-0 in the group stage in 2000.
The two teams have met 13 times at Wembley. In the last 7 matches, England could not beat Germany (draw 2, lose 5).
In the EURO and World Cup finals, the two teams met 7 times. England won 2, Germany won 2, besides 3 draws.
The Germany encounter is England’s 300th game at Wembley, including 77 at the new Wembley (since 2007). “Three Lions” won 187, drew 73, and lost 39.
He is unbeaten in 14 matches played at Wembley at the EURO/World Cup finals (won 9, drew 5).