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euro 2020

First matches
11 June - A year later than planned, Euro 2020 finally kicked off in Rome. Italian pressure led to an own goal in the second half followed by goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne to give Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey.

12 June - Breel Embolo scored early in the second half for Switzerland, but Wales hit back with a Kirffer Moore header to earn 1-1 draw in Baku.

Denmark's match against Finland in Copenhagen was suspended after the collapse of Christian Eriksen just before the break. When the match resumed almost 2 hours later, Joel Pohjanpalo scored the only goal of the match for Finland and Lukas Hradecky saved a penalty to cap a miserable day for the Danes.

Belgium brushed their Russian hosts aside 3-0 with a Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Meunier scoring inn the first half and Lukaku completing his brace late on in the match.

13 June - Raheem Sterling scored to give England a winning start against Croatia at Wembley.

Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic scored late on to secure a 3-1 win for Austria after North Macedonia's Goran Pandev had levelled Stefan Lainer's goal in the first half.

After a fast but fruitless first half, the Dutch took a 2 goal lead through Gini Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst in Amsterdam, but a beauty into the top corner from Andriy Yarmolenko gave Ukraine hope and a few minutes later Roman Yaremchuk levelled the score. Denzel Dumfries scored the 3-2 winner for the Netherlands.

14 June - Patrik Schick lobbed the keeper from 50 yards to add to his first-half goal and silence the Hampden crowd as Scotland lost 2-0 to the Czech Republic.

Having conceded an own goal, Poland equalised straight after the break through Karol Linetty, but after the dismissal of Krychowiak, Milan Skriniar scored the winner for Slovakia in St Petersburg.

Sweden held Spain to a goalless draw in Saville.

15 June - Portugal took Hungary apart 3-0 with a goal from Raphael Guerreiro and a double from Cristiano Ronaldo in the last minutes of the match in front of a large crowd in Budapest.

An own goal settled the match in France's favour against Germany in Munich.

Second matches
16 June - Aleksey Miranchuk scored in first-half stoppage time to give Russia a win against Finland in St Petersburg.

Connor Roberts added to Aaron Ramsey's goal with the last kick of the match to secure a 2-0 win for Wales against Turkey despite a Bale penalty miss in Baku.

Italy became the first team to make it to the next round after beating Switzerland 3-0 in Rome with 2 goals from Manuel Locatelli and a last-minute strike from Ciro Immobile.

17 June - North Macedonia are on the verge of elimination with Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scoring again for Ukraine. Ezgjan Alioski had his penalty saved but knocked in a reducer for North Macedonia. Malinovskyi failed to increase Ukraine's 2-1 scoreline from the spot.

Denmark took an early lead through Yussuf Poulsenin Copenhagen but Belgium hit back after the break with goals from Thorgan Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne to progress into the next round.

A Memphis Depay penalty and a second-half effort by Denzel Dumfries took the Dutch through with a 2-0 win over Austria in Amsterdam.

18 June - Emil Forsberg scored from the spot to give Sweden 3 points against Slovakia in St Petersburg.

Two-goal hero Patrik Schick converted a penalty for the Czechs, but Ivan Perisic hit back for Croatia just after the break in a 1-1 draw in Scotland.

For the first time in their long history, England and Scotland played out a goalless draw at Wembley.

19 June - World champions France fell behind to an Attila Fiola goal in first-half stoppage time, but Antoine Griezmann levelled against Hungary to earn a 1-1 draw in Budapest.

Germany came from a Cristiano Ronaldo goal down to lead at break with 2 own goals and increased their lead after the interval with goals from Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens, but Diogo Jota Pulled a goal back for Portugal as Germany won 4-2 in Munich.

Robert Lewandowski's reply to Alvaro Morata's first-half goal gave Poland a 1-1 draw against Spain for whom Moreno struck the post from the spot in Saville

Third matches
20 June - Ten Welshmen lost 1-0 to Italy. Matteo Pessina scored the only goal of the match in Rome and after the dismissal of Ampadu Wales held on to finish second in the group ahead of Switzerland on goal difference.

Xherdan Shaqiri added a brace to an early goal from Haris Seferovic as Switzerland defeated Turkey 3-1 in Baku to finish third in group A and give themselves a chance of making it into the next round. Irfan Kahveci's strike was Turkey's only goal in the tournament.

21 June - A double from Gini Wijnaldum and a first-half Memphis Depay goal against North Macedonia secured the Dutch top spot in Amsterdam.

Christoph Baumgartner scored the only goal of the match in Bucharest to take Austria into second place in group C ahead of their Opponents Ukraine.

Denmark destroyed Russia 4-1 in Copenhagen with goals from Mikkel Damsgaard, Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Christensen and Joakim Maehle to move into second place in group B. At 2 down, Arten Dzyuba scored a penalty to give Russia a glimmer of hope.

Finland fell to an own goal and a late strike by Romelu Lukaku in St Petersburg as Belgium confirmed top spot in the group.

22 June - England finished top of their group with a Raheem Sterling goal against the Czechs at Wembley.

Nikola Vlasic, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic scored at Hampden to take Croatia into second place and knock out Scotland for whom Callum McGregor scored their only goal of the tournament.

23 June - Despite Morata having his penalty saved, Spain slaughtered Slovakia 5-0 with goals from Aymeric Laporte, Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres and 2 own goals to go through to the next round.

Robert Lewandowski struck twice to level the score and give Poland hope after Emil Forsberg had given Sweden a two-goal lead, but Victor Claesson scored late in stoppage time to send the Poles home.

Germany twice came from behind with goals from Kai Havertz and Leon Goretzka to draw 2-2 and eliminate Hungary for whom Adam Szalai and Andras Schafer netted in Munich.

In a game of 3 penalties in Budapest Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal the lead from the spot, but Karim Benzema reciprocated in stoppage time and completed his brace from open play just after the interval. Another successful penalty from Ronaldo earned Portugal a 2-2 draw against France and a place in the next round as they finished third in their group.

Round of 16
26 June - Denmark outclassed Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam with a double from Kasper Dolberg, a late goal from Joakim Maehle and a stoppage-time Martin Braithwaite strike after Wales had been reduced to 10 players for the second time in this tournament.

Austria took Italy to extra time at Wembley but goals from Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina took the Italians through despite a Sasa Kalajdzic consolation goal.

27 June - Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored in Budapest as the Czechs knocked 10 Dutchmen out of the Euros.

A goal from Thorgan Hazard against Portugal in Saville sent Belgium through to the quarter finals.

28 June - Spain gifted Croatia a bizarre own goal in Copenhagen but hit back with goals from Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres before Mislav Orsic and Mario Pasalic took the game to extra time with 2 late goals for Croatia. Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal settled the match in Spain's favour in extra time.

Switzerland took the lead through a Haris Seferovic header in Bucharest, but 2 minutes after a French penalty save, Karim Benzema turned the game around with a quick-fire double and a Paul Pogba pearl had the French fans celebrating until another Seferovic goal and a last-minute strike from Mario Gavranovic levelled the score at 3 apiece. With no further goals in extra time and 9 well-taken penalties Mbappe failed to score past Yann Sommer and world champions France crash out of the Euros.

29 June - Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored at Wembley as England knocked Germany out of the competition.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Emil Forsberg scored for Ukraine and Sweden respectively, but Sweden were reduced to 10 players in extra time and lost to a Artem Dovbyk goal in stoppage time at Hampden Park.

Quarter finals
2 July - Spain took an early lead through a Jordi Alba deflected shot credited as an own goal, but Switzerland hit back with a Xherdan Shaqiri goal and after the dismissal of Freuler held on to finally lose on penalties in St Petersburg.

Goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne in Munich took Italy to the semi-final with Romelu Lukaku's penalty conversion just before the break a mere consolation for Belgium.

3 July - Thomas Delaney gave Denmark a perfect start in Baku and Kasper Dolberg doubled their advantage before the break. Patrik Schick scored shortly after the interval but the Czechs could not deny the Danes a semi-final place.

England cruised past Ukraine with a double from Harry Kane and further goals from Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson in Rome to set up a semi-final match against Denmark.

Semi finals
6 July - Federico Chiesa put Italy ahead on the hour mark, but Alvaro Morata forced extra time with 10 minutes remaining and with no further goals at Wembley the match was decided on penalties. With Olmo and Alcantara missing for Spain and only Locatelli failing to score for Italy Jorginho coolly converted to send Italy to the final.

7 July - England conceded for the first time in the tournament through a Mikkel Damsgaard freekick at Wembley but forced Denmark into an own goal shortly before the interval and when Harry Kane had his penalty saved in extra time, he knocked in the rebound to send England to the final to meet Italy.

Italy crowned at Wembley

England 1 Italy 1 (Italy win on penalties) (London 11 July)

England failed to win the final of Euro 2020 in front of their home crowd after losing to Italy on penalties. The English got off to a flying start when Trippier crossed the ball onto the foot of Luke Shaw who hit it on the half -volley to beat the keeper at his near post from the edge of the 6-yard box after only 2 minutes. Italy began to dominate after the interval and Pickford got down well to keep out a low shot from Chiesa, but in the 67th minute when he touched Verratti's downward header onto the inside of the post, Leonardo Bonucci forced in the rebound to level the score. Pickford remained alert throughout the match and saved from Belotti and Jorginho in the penalty shootout, but Beradi, Bonucci and Bernardeschi scored, and despite Kane and Maguire converting for England, Rashford, Sancho and Saka failed to beat Donnarumma and Italy were confirmed champions of Europe.

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