On Tuesday, England defeated Germany 2-0 to reach the Euro 2020 quarterfinals. England’s goals were thanks to Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane in the second half.

Both national teams came into the game with skepticism due to their unconvincing group stage performances. England topped Group D by only scoring twice in their three group matches. They won two and tied once to lead Group D. On the other hand, Germany needed a late goal against Hungary to allow them to qualify for the quarterfinals in Group F.

The game between the two teams had few chances in the first half. Jordan Pickford’s save was one of the highlights of the game. Pickford denied Kai Havertz’s shot from the box.

The game ramped up after the first half. Luke Shaw started to play and helped assist England’s first goal of the game. Jack Grealish helped England score the first goal by passing it to Shaw, who passed it across to Sterling for a close-range goal. Sterling’s wonderful tournament and scoring prowess continue. Sterling scored both of England’s goals in the group stage.

Shortly after Sterling’s goal, it looked like Germany was going to tie the game when an opportunity opened up for Thomas Muller. A poor back pass from England allowed Muller to take it to England’s end, where Muller ended up beating the England goalkeeper but missed the net with a wide shot.

England scored a second goal to seal the win. In the 85th minute, Grealish set another goal up for England. Grealish passed it to Kane for a header goal to seal the clean sheet win for England.

“We knew we needed a big performance against a difficult side, and we did that today,” Sterling said after the match. “Doing it for your country is always special.”

England knocked out Germany and advanced to the quarterfinals to play against Ukraine on Saturday. This was only England’s second-ever knockout win at a European, and they have never won the Euro Championship.

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