England vs. Germany final score: Late goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane propel the Three Lions into the quarterfinals


England faces a familiar foe in the penultimate round of 16 match at Euro 2020.

After a dramatic 2-0 victory over Germany at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, England has advanced to the Euro 2020 quarterfinals. With his second-half shot in front of goal, Raheem Sterling, who had scored England’s only two goals in the group stage, was the hero. His goal came in the 75th minute, just seconds after Germany had missed their best chance of the game, moving the Three Lions into the final eight, where they will meet either Ukraine or Sweden.

After Manuel Neuer saved an audacious effort from Sterling early on, the Germans began to take control, moving forward well yet without creating much threat. Their finest chance of the first half came shortly after the half-hour mark, when Kai Havertz released Chelsea teammate Timo Werner through on the left side of the box, but Jordan Pickford stopped his low shot from close range.

However, England came close to seizing the lead in the first half. Sterling picked up a bad pass back from Thomas Muller and ran towards goal. A double challenge on the winger saw the ball fall to Harry Kane, who was open on the left side of the box as Muller pursued him. His first touch was a little heavy, and it was also his last, as Mats Hummels stepped in for a great slide tackle to clear the danger when it appeared like the star striker was about to tap-in.

Substitute Jack Grealish made all the difference as the game approached extra time. With 15 minutes remaining, the Aston Villa player was able to find Luke Shaw on the left side of the box, and his low ball found Sterling in front of goal for the opener:

Moments later, Kai Havertz put Muller through on goal for what appeared to be the equalizer, but the Bayern Munich midfielder somehow missed a glorious opportunity by beating the goalkeeper and the post.

The visitors would not be forgiven, and Grealish found Kane’s head moments later to make it 2-0 and seal the victory for England.

On Saturday, July 3, England will play in the quarterfinals. In their history, the Three Lions have never won the European Championship.


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