Welcome to our dedicated page for the Euro 2020 finals tournament. Here we will be providing schedules, data, statistics and Euro 2020 predictions right the way through the tournament. When the tournament concludes, we will then convert the page in to a legacy post, for record keeping purposes.
Below you will find odds shown for teams qualifying from the group stage and also odds on each team winning the tournament outright. The odds displayed were taken one week prior to the event starting and were the best odds available at the time of writing.
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The Euro 2020 Groups
Fixtures and Results
11th June – Turkey v Italy 20:00
12th June – Wales v Switzerland 14:00
16th June – Turkey v Wales 17:00
16th June – Italy v Switzerland 20:00
20th June – Italy v Wales 17:00
20th June – Switzerland v Turkey 17:00
Turkey 0-3 Italy
Scorers – Merih Demiral 53′ (OG), Immobile 66′, Insigne 79′
A dominant performance by the Italians, despite a lot of people seeing Turkey as a possible stumbling block. Immobile and Insigne both get their Euro campaign off with a goal each and the squad earn a lot of early respect from the fans and other 23 competing nations.
Wales 1-1 Switzerland
Wales – Moore 74′
Switzerland – Embolo 49′
Wales and Switzerland share the points in a match where Wales were a lot happier with the one point than the Swiss. Switzerland created the more frequent and better chances and had a goal rightfully chalked off for an offside offence late on in the game, Both goals came from fine examples of attacking headers.
Turkey 0-2 Wales
Scorers – Ramsey 42’, Robert’s 90’+5
A good match to watch that saw a lot of action in both goal mouths. Gareth Bale played a vital role in the match by putting the ball on a tee for Aaron Ramsey to score Wales’ first goal of the game late on in the first half.
Turkey came out pushing for an equaliser in the second half, but Wales remained resilient and earned themselves a penalty after Gareth Bale was brought down right on the edge of the box. Bale stepped up to take the penalty and unbelievably ballooned it over the bar.
Bale ended up making up for his error with some good work on injury time short corners. He bamboozled the Turkish defence twice by running directly at goal instead of holding it up. The second time paid dividends as Bale put it on a plate, this time for Connor Roberts to score and to wrap up the game.
Italy 3-0 Switzerland
Scorers – Locatelli 26’, 52’, Immobile 89’
Italy continue to impress as they collect their tenth consecutive clean sheet victory. Another dominant performance saw Italy take apart the Swiss, who had no answer to the barrage of attacks they were faced with.
Italy controlled the game from start to finish. Chiellini had an early goal ruled out for the use of an arm, but that very much set the tone for the rest of the match. Locatelli had a superb game, scoring two goals from the two opportunities he was presented with.
Immobile scored late on to put him on two goals for the tournament. He looks a good candidate for the Holden boot award at this point and I expect his goal tally to burrow further throughout the tournament.
Italy 1-0 Wales
Scorers – Pessina 39’
Italy pick up maximum points from the group, without conceding a goal. The Italians were already guaranteed through and as such, wholesale changes were made to the starting eleven. Despite this, Italy still managed to get the job done.
Wales dug in, but their fate was pretty much sealed when Ampadu was sent off in the 55th minute for a late stamp on Bernardeschi.
The Welsh were already one down by then, leaving them with very little hope to gain something g from this match. That turned out to be true as a 1-0 win was enough for the Italians to top the group.
Switzerland 3-1 Turkey
Switzerland – Seferovic 6’, Shaqiri 26’ 68’
Turkey – Irfan Can Kahveci 62’
Switzerland knew they needed to win big here if they were to overtake Wales into second place in the group. They have it their best shot and probably played their best football of the tournament so far.
Some fine examples of clinical finishing were on show in this match by both teams, but it was the Swiss who were the most consistent. Seferovic and Shaqiri both scored from outside of the box, before Turkey got back in to the game with a goal of the tournament contender from Irfan Can Kahveci.
Shaqiri made the game safe with another fine finish, this time inside the box and that concluded the goal action as the game concluded with a 3-1 score line.
Group A odds
To qualify out of group
Euro 2020 Outright winners
GROUP A TABLE
Group A table
Fixtures and Results
12th June – Denmark v Finland 17:00
12th June – Belgium v Russia 20:00
16th June – Finland v Russia 14:00
17th June – Denmark v Belgium 17:00
21st June – Finland v Belgium 20:00
21st June – Russia v Denmark 20:00
Denmark 0-1 Finland
Scorers – Pohjanpalo 60′
A match that pretty much united all competing nations and beyond. A horrific moment late on in the first half saw Christian Eriksen collapse on the pitch with nobody around him, causing the match to be temporarily postponed. The match continued once news had been received that Eriksen was conscious and stable. The Incident clearly had an impact on everyone, but none more so than the Danish players. A Kasper Schmeichel fumble allowed a Pohjanpalo and a missed Hojbjerg penalty pretty much demonstrated that and that was enough to provide Finland with all three points.
Belgium 3-0 Russia
Scorers – Lukaku 10′, 88′, Meunier 34′
A match that was largely dominated by the Belgian team, as most had expected. An early Lukaku goal allowed the nerves to settle and Belgium grew in to the game with some effective passing. a 90% passing accuracy marker led to 62% possession for Belgium, which was enough to keep the Russians at bay, whilst being creative enough with the ball to bring about three goals fro themselves. Lukaku looks like a strong contender for Golden Boot at this point.
Finland 0-1 Russia
Scorers – Miranchuk 45’+2
A disallowed goal in the opening minutes of the match was about as good as it got for Finland. The game was a rather flat affair, with only one moment of inspiration right at the end of the first half from Miranchuk was enough to settle things.
Once Russia gained the lead, the match went even flatter. With Finland not posing much attacking threat, Russia were quite happy to sit on the ball and play down the clock. That is exactly what happened. A disappointing match for the spectator and Finland supporters, but an uplifting result for the Russians, who move you to second in Group B.
Denmark 1-2 Belgium
Denmark – Poulsen 2′
Belgium – T. Hazard 54′, De Bruyne 70′
Denmark put in a valiant effort against Belgium, but it was all in vain as Denmark remain pointless in the competition and bottom of Group B.
The Danes took an early lead in the second minute, but the goal always felt like it had come too early and that Belgium would then come back with a greater intent on attacking.
There was too much quality in the Bela side to keep them quiet for 88 minutes and that turned out to be the case.
Two second half goals from Thorgan Hazard and De Bruyne flipped the game in to Belgium’s favour, who then saw the game out to seal their second win of the tournament.
Finland 0-2 Belgium
Scorers – Hradecky 74’ (OG), Lukaku 81
Finland put in a good account of themselves in this game, but proved that they lack the stamina and fitness of their Belgian counterparts.
Belgium kept the pressure on, leaning heavily down on the Fins to get them opened up a little more as the defence was holding firm throughout the first half.
Lukaku had a goal ruled out in the second half that was a very tight offside call, but Belgium kept pushing for that opening goal.
The way in which Belgium took the lead was a lucky one, as the ball ricocheted back off the crossbar and post to hit goalkeeper Hradecky and bounce, apologetically in to the back of the net.
There was nothing lucky about Belgium’s second though, as a textbook turn, swivel and shoot from inside the box by Lukaku sent the ball crashing in to the bottom right of the Finland net. That was enough to win the game and to earn maximum points from Group B.
Russia 1-4 Denmark
Russia – Dzyuba 70’ (Pen)
Denmark – Damsgaard 38’, Poulsen 59’, Christensen 79’, Mæhle 82’
Denmark were pumped up for this game and wanted to put in everything they could to qualify, not only for the whole nation, but as a tribute to Christian Eriksen.
The Danes dominated possession and were creating the more frequent and better chances. That rewarded them with a 1-0 lead at the break, thanks to a great strike from Damsgaard from outside the box.
Poulsen was then gifted a second goal for the Danes after a sloppy back pass, before the Russians narrowed the lead eleven minutes later with a penalty after Sobolev was pulled down in the Box.
The Danes went straight in the offensive searching for regain their cushion, which they did through a thunderous strike from Christensen. The game was then wrapped up three minutes later when Mæhle kept his cool to slot home Denmark’s fourth, leaving Denmark in second place at the end of the group stage.
Group B odds
To qualify out of group
Euro 2020 Outright winners
Group B table
North Macedonia 🇲🇰
Fixtures and Results
13th June – Austria v North Macedonia 17:00
13th June – Netherlands v Ukraine 20:00
17th June – Ukraine v North Macedonia 14:00
17th June – Netherlands v Austria 20:00
21st June – Ukraine v Austria 17:00
21st June – North Macedonia v Netherlands 17:00
Austria 3-1 North Macedonia
Austria – Lainer 18′, Gregoritsch 78′, Arnautovic 89′
North Macedonia – Pandev 28′
Austria picked up their first ever Euros Finals win against the weakest team in Group C. North Macedonia still had to be dealt with though, and they were in a very professional performance. A confidence boosting win will be a good tonic for the Austrians as they are now left with Ukraine and Netherlands to play. It’s hard to see any hope for the North Macedonians now, as they have the same task ahead.
Gregoritsch got on the scoresheet to give him a personal morale boost and Arnautovic coming on as a sub, due to recovering from injury and scoring will make sure his ego remains as large as ever. There’s still plenty to play for at this stage, But Austria look like they could cause the Netherlands and Ukraine some problems.
Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine
Netherlands – Wijnaldum 52′, Weghorst 59′, Dumfries 85′
Ukraine – Yarmolenko 75′, Yaremchuk 79′
The most entertaining match of the tournament so far. A goal-less first half then sprung in to life in the second half, whee five goals were witnessed. Ukraine showed courage and a sense of fighting spirit to get back in the game and levelling things up after going 2-0 down. Yarmolenko scored the goal of the tournament so far, in my opinion and Yaremchuk struck just four minutes later to make the score 2-2.
However, the Netherlands were not going to be undone and Dumfries made up for an earlier poor headed to attempt to step up at the back post and power head the ball past the Ukranian keeper, Bushchan. The Netherlands had the better of the statistics, but the Ukranians showed they have attacking power that requires close attention.
Ukraine 2-1 North Macedonia
Ukraine – Yarmolenko 29′, Yaremchuk 34′
North Macedonia – Alioski 57′
The Ukraine were expected to get three points here and that is exactly what they did. Forwards Yaremchuk and Yarmelenko both made it two goals from two, scoring in consecutive games in the finals.
Two penalties were saved in the match, but it was North Macedonia who managed to scramble the ball in from the rebound, whereas the Ukraine wasted their opportunity.
The game went largely Ukraine’s way and should have been a much more comfortable win than it turned out being. However a vital three points for the Ukraine were earned, to set up an exciting last match against Austria.
Netherlands 2-0 Austria
Scorers – Depay (Pen) 11′, Dumfries 67′
The Difference here was attacking prowess. The Netherlands looked dangerous when they brought the ball forwards, whereas the Austrians did not.
Arnautovic got himself banned for this match after insulting a North Macedonia player in the match previous and he was sorely missed.
Gini Wijnaldum had another excellent performance and was quite masterful at playing the defender and creator.
An early penalty scored. delay settled early nerves and and a goal midway through the fuse one half gave the Netherlands the cushion they needed to put the game safe.
Ukraine 0-1 Austria
Scorers – Baumgartner 21’
Austria Hungary in to an early 1-0 lead to finish second in group C, with 6 points. An outstretched leg from Baumgartner off an out swinging corner mod-way through the first half proved to be the difference.
Austria were the more direct with their attacking and probably should have doubled their lead through Arnautovic just before half time, but he dragged his shot wide of the post.
Ukraine attacked with greater intent in the second half, but were unable to break through the Austrian defence and the match finished 0-1.
North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands
Scorers – Depay 24’ Wijnaldum 51’, 58’
The Netherlands survived an early scare, when a threaded through ball from Pandev that led to a goal was ruled to be offside. After that, The Netherlands went on to take control of the game.
Depay settled down the nerves with a goal in the first half and as the North Macedonian legs started to tire in the second half, Wijnaldum sealed the deal with two goals in seven minutes to wrap things up nicely and to ensure top spot in Group C.
Group C odds
To qualify out of group
North Macedonia 5/2
Euro 2020 outright winner
North Macedonia 500/1
Group C table
Czech Republic 🇨🇿
Fixtures and Results
13th June – England v Croatia 14:00
14th June – Scotland v Czech Republic 14:00
18th June – Croatia v Czech Republic 17:00
18th June – England v Scotland 20:00
22nd June – Czech Republic v England 20:00
22nd June – Croatia v Scotland 20:00
England 1-0 Croatia
Scorers – Sterling 57′
England did enough to put a smile on the Wembley crowd’s face by securing their first ever opening match win at a Euros tournament. The performance was far from convincing, but there was obvious potential that the young group of players could develop in to quite a threatening one.
The big question is whether or not that sort of progression can evolve quick enough to compete with the big boys towards the later stages. The match was fairly even on paper with 52% possession to the English, 8 attempts on goal each, one corner each and one save from each goalkeeper. Not a great game for the neutral, but a fantastic win nonetheless, as far as the England fans are concerned.
Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic
Scorers – Schick 42′, 52′
Scotland fell short of the required performance to get their Euro campaign off to a positive start. Chances were created but quality seemed to be lacking in front of the goal. The Scots always looked like they were forcing the play rather than playing at a controlled tempo.
The Czech’s made Scotland rue their missed chances as Schick struck twice in the second half. The first a well placed towering header. The second, a wonder strike from 49 yards that looped and curled over David Marshall, who was left tangled up in his own nets and a little red faced.
Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic
Croatia – Perisic 47’
Czech Republic – Schick 37’ (Pen)
A very even match that saw the points shared come the final whistle. A stray Dejan Lovren elbow caught Czech striker Schick in the face, which was picked up by VAR, awarding the Czech Republic a penalty deep in the first half.
Schick converted the penalty, putting his Goal tally for tournament Ona very healthy 3 goals from 2 games.
Croatia came out for the second half fighting and a stupendous strike from Perisic saw the ball whistle past Vacklic, in to the top right corner of the net.
The game then died off as both teams chose to prioritise protecting what they had and the game finished with the poo ta being shared.
England 0-0 Scotland
A hugely disappointing evening for England fans as they were pegged back to a 0-0 draw with Scotland.
Despite England having 60% of the possession, they failed to do anything with it at all. In fact Scotland were able to create more chances and probably looked the more threatening during the 90 minutes of play.
John Stones hit the post from a header, which was probably the closest the game came to a goal. The match was a boring one and well worth the 0-0 score line it created.
Czech Republic 0-1 England
Scorers – Sterling 12’
England top the group, grinding out a win in their last group match. Sterling looped the ball over Czech Keeper Valik, only to see his effort bounce back off the post.
However, shortly after a lovely dinked cross by Grealish from the byline was headed home by Sterling from 2 yards out. The Czechs pushed as best they could for an equaliser, but England did a good job of keeping the ball and keeping their cool.
Croatia 3-1 Scotland
Croatia – Vlasic 17’, Modric 62’, Perisic 77’
Scotland – McGregor 42’
Croatia secured second spot in the group with a strong performance. Scotland fought valiantly but found themselves one again just short of what Is required to qualify out of the group stages.
Croatia dealt the first blow, when Vlasic found himself with just enough space and time to tick the ball in to the bottom left hand corner of the goal.
Scotland responded well and got back on to level terms with a nice strike from Callum McGregor from just outside the box. He drilled the ball past all defenders and the ball sank in to the bottom right corner of the goal.
Modric then regained the lead for Croatia with a sublime finish with the outside of his boot. The ball was laid to him and he curled the ball round Marshall, who was left with no chance at all of saving it. The game was then put to bed, when a Modric near post corner found the glancing header of Perisic, sending the ball in to the goal off the far post.
Group D odds
To qualify out of group
Czech Republic 4/5
Euro 2020 Outright winner
Czech Republic 179/1
Group D table
Fixtures and Results
14th June – Poland v Slovakia 17:00
14th June – Spain v Sweden 20:00
18th June – Sweden v Slovakia 14:00
19th June – Spain v Poland 20:00
23rd June – Sweden v Poland 17:00
23rd June – Slovakia v Spain 17:00
Poland 1 – 2 Slovakia
Poland – Linetty 46′
Slovakia – Szczesny 18′ (OG), Skriniar 69′
Poland sustained a very disappointing defeat in their first game of the tournament. Despite having the mighty Lewandowski up front, they were unable to bond together to get the job done against one of the tournament long shot outsiders. Matters weren’t helped when Krychowiak saw red for two bookable offences, but Poland were far from convincing prior to that.
Poland were outwitted by the Slovakians, who sat back, kept their structure, kept a keen eye on Lewandowski and then pounced on the counter when the opportunity arose. The Slovaks performed that strategy to claim all three points, by pulling off their second ever win at the Euros finals.
Spain 0-0 Sweden
This game wasn’t the most boring of 0-0 draws to watch, but it will far be one of the games to remember, when looking back on the tournament. Spain dominated the ball and broke the all time record of most passes completed in the first half of a Euros tournament with 419. However, they were unable to do anything with the 75% possession they received.
The Swedes tackled well and kept their belief, despite being run ragged by the Spaniards. The pressure intensified in the second half as Spain pushed for the goal, but the Swedes stood firm and saw the game out without conceding.
Sweden 1-0 Slovakia
Scorers – Forsberg 77’ (Pen)
This was a tight fought match with a penalty ultimately deciding things. Slovakia looked the more threatening in the first half, but Sweden stuck in there and then came out for the second half in fighting mood.
The Swedes dug their heels in and started building confidence in the game, putting the pressure on Slovak Keeper Dubravka. That pressure earned Sweden their penalty, which was put away efficiently by Forsberg.
Spain 1-1 Poland
Spain – Morata 25’
Poland – Lewandowski 54’
Spain proved they were the most competent side and had the better overall makeup to their team. However, if you fail to make your chances count, there’s always a chance of failing to secure all three points, especially when the opponent has a striker with the quality of Lewandowski. That is exactly what happened.
Spain dominated the ball and swarmed the Polish defence with attack after attack, but could only penetrate the Polish defence once, keeping Poland in the game.
That was enough to keep Lewandowski on his toes, knowing he was bound to get a chance somewhere in the game. That chance came and a bullet header was executed perfectly to level up the scores at 1-1. That is how the score remained, leaving the points shared in Seville.
Sweden 3-2 Poland
Sweden – Forsberg 2’, 59’, Claesson 90’+4
Poland – Lewandowski 61’, 84’
Sweden top group E after a topsy-Turvy game with the Poles. Forsberg opened up proceedings early on, scoring in just the second minute.
Lewandowski missed a fanatastoc opportunity to get level when he remarkably headed the ball in to the bar and then followed it up by heading it back on to the bar again.
Sweden doubled their lead just under the hour mark and then Lewandowski sprung in to life with a great strike to get Poland back in to the game, followed by a cute finish to get Poland level.
Poland, however, needed the win and as they pushed for lead late on, gaps were left at the back and Sweden were able to get in round the back and score in injury time to leave Poland hopeless.
Slovakia 0-5 Spain
Scorers – Dubravka 30’ (OG), Laporte 45’+3, Sarabia 56’, Torres 67’, kucka 71’ (OG)
Slovakia crumbled in their last match to provide an open gateway to Spain in to the knockout stages.
Dubravka went from hero to villain in the game. He kept Slovakia in it at 0-0 when he saved a Morata penalty, but 18 minutes later, palmed the ball in to his own net from what looked like a bread and butter tip over the bar.
He was then at fault for Spain’s second goal as he was found in no man’s land just before the half time whistle, leaving Laporte with a fairly basic header in to the goal.
Spain then came out for the second half full of confidence and built on that lead with some fine football. Things were finished off with another own goal from Slovakia, this time Kucka after getting his feet tangled up on the goal line.
Group E odds
To qualify out of group
Euro 2020 outright winner
Group E table
Fixtures and Results
15th June – Hungary v Portugal 17:00
15th June – France v Germany 20:00
19th June – Hungary v France 14:00
19th June – Portugal v Germany 17:00
23rd June – Germany v Hungary 20:00
23rd June – Portugal v France 20:00
Hungary 0-3 Portugal
Scorers – Guerreiro 84′, Ronaldo 87′ (pen), 90’+2
Portugal got the job done against Hungary and Ronaldo breaks the all time scoring European Championship record and becomes the first player to feature in five different Euro tournaments.
However, Portugal did not have it all of their own way during the match. It took 84 minutes and a lucky deflection to break the Hungarian seal.
Once it was broken, the Hungarians fell apart, conceding a penalty and then allowing Ronaldo to dance around in the Hungarian box like a ballerina.
It ended up being a good performance, but more composure will be required in Portugal’s next two games, against Germany and France.
France 1-0 Germany
Scorers – Hummels 20′ (OG)
A disappointing match, when compared to the expectations for it. It was fancied as being the most entertaining fixtures from the first round of the group stage matches. However, that was not the case.
A Hummels own goal decided things as France laboured to a 1-0 victory. After France took the lead, they appeared to sit back, much deeper. It was as if they were happy with the score and wanted to protect their lead, whilst still remaining dangerous on the counter attack.
Germany came forward and enjoyed a lot of possession in the French half, but failed to stick the ball in it to the back of the net. The French defended valiantly and ultimately deserved their clean sheet victory, albeit in a more productive fashion, rather than an entertaining one.
Hungary 1-1 France
Hungary – Fiola 45’+2
France – Griezmann 66’
One of the shock results of the tournament saw Hungary earn a point against The French. France peppered the Hungarian goal throughout the first half, but squandered lots of chances.
Hungary made them pay right before the end of the half when they were able to get in round the back, where Fiola showed amazing composure to tick the ball past Lloris.
The Hungarians then went in to park the bus mode as the French continues to attack to get back in the game.
As frustration grew, so did the desperation and it was actually a Lloris long ball that set up the attack that finally got France back on level terms. However, that was all they could muster and the Hungarians left the pitch with their heads held high, having drawn with one of the the Tournament’s favourites.
Portugal 2-4 Germany
Portugal- Ronaldo 15’, Jota 67’
Germany – Dias 35’ (OG), Guerreiro 39’ (OG), Havertz 51’, Gosens 60’
Lots of action in this game that saw six legitimate goals and one rightfully chalked off for a close offside call.
Germany had the lion’s share of possession and the chances and so the final score was justified, which will now have the Germans full of belief that they h e the quality to win this tournament.
Two own goals were scored in the match, but the defenders in question were not really at fault. The pressure Germany were putting on Portugal and the way the two balls were whipped in, made it very difficult for the defenders to get out of the way, or to let the ball run past them.
Ronaldo opened the scoring to put himself on three goals for Euro 2020, but once the Germans levelled and then took the lead, there only looked like being one winner.
Germany 2-2 Hungary
Germany – Havertz 66′, Goretzka 84′
Hungary – Szalai 11′, Schafer 68′
A wake-up call was dished to Germany here by the Hungarians. Germany were very close to being knocked out here as the Hungarians pushed Germany late in to the game.
The Germans started the game slowly and Hungary made them pay by taking an early lead, thanks to a good diving header from Adam Szalai.
Hungary then tried to protect their lead, rather than push for a second and Germany started to pile on the pressure. That pressure paid off when Havertz levelled things up in the 66th minute after a goalkeeping error left him with an open net to head in to.
Hungary then went straight up the other end of the pitch and scored straight from the kickoff, much to the misery of the Munich crowd who looked stunned.
Germany once more piled on the pressure desperately searching for an all-important equaliser, which came in the 84th minute. That is how it ended and the Germans qualified in second place. Hungary just missed out, but certainly left the tournament with their heads held high.
Portugal 2-2 France
Portugal – Ronaldo 31′ (Pen), 60′ (Pen)
France – Benzema 45+2′ (Pen), 47′
This match was just as exciting as the Germany/Hungary game and made for a tantalising finish to group stage action.
Three penalties in the match helped build up the goals in the match, although the French penalty was a very soft one, in my opinion.
With two penalties to Portugal, there was only one man who was going to step up and take them and there was never any doubt that Ronaldo would despatch them. He scored both to put his goal tally to five for the tournament.
Benzema picked up two in the match himself – one from the spot and one that was initially given offside, but quickly overturned by VAR when the lines showed him to be clearly on.
Both teams had spells of brilliance in the match, but they also had spells of weariness. Neither team seemingly were happy with the draw and both pushed for the win right until the final whistle. A draw it was though and the points were shared to see both teams through to the knockout stages.
Group F odds
To qualify out of group
Euro 2020 outright winner
Group F table
The knockout stages
26th June – 2nd in Group D v second in Group E
Wales v Denmark 17:00 (Amsterdam)
Wales 0-4 Denmark
Scorers – Dolberg 27’, 48’, Maehle 88’, Braithwaite 90’ +4
Wales went out in quite embarrassing fashion as they sunk to a 4-0 defeat in Amsterdam. Despite the stats being fairly even, Denmark always looked the more settled and likely to score.
The first goal came mid-way through the first half, thanks to a curling low drive from outside of the box by Dolberg, that found the bottom far corner.
Dolberg then doubled Denmark’s lead after being gifted his second by a fumbled Welsh clearance and the game then looked wrapped up. The final nail in the coffin when Maehle found space in the box and wormed his way past defenders before planting the ball in to the goal with his left foot.
Wales then lost their heads. Harry Wilson was sent off for a petulant foul not long after the third goal went in and that gave the Danes enough space to put some icing on the cake with a fourth goal. Denmark comfortably through to the quarter final stages.
26th June – Group A winners v 2nd in Group C
Italy v Austria 20:00 (London)
Italy 2-1 Austria (AET)
Italy – Chiesa 95’, Pessina 105’
Austria – Kalajdzic 114’
This was the first game of the tournament where Italy failed to impress the onlooking crowd. That spark from the group stages was absent, as the Austrians did a good job of containing the Italians.
90 minutes came and went without a goal being scored and it took extra times for the game to liven up. Two goals within ten minutes of the first period of extra time settled the Italian nerves and caused Austria to throw out the kitchen sink in order to attempt to get back in to the game.
Austria were able to score one back, but as they are the first team to score against the Italians this tournament, scoring a second never really looked likely. That happened to be the case and Austria narrowly lose and exit the tournament, while the Italians look forward to the next stage.
27th June – Group C winners v 3rd in Group D, E or F
Netherlands v Czech Republic 17:00 (Budapest)
Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic
Scorers – Holes 68’, Schick 80’
This game saw the biggest shock of the tournament so far as the Czech Republic booked their place in the quarter finals by doing a number on The Netherlands.
The Netherlands had looked good during the tournament in the group stages. However, things were made very difficult for them in the round of 16 when de Ligt saw red for a deliberate handball, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
The decision was initially a yellow card, but after the referee was advised to take a second look on the screen, he upgraded his card decision to a red.
That allowed the Czechs to attack more freely and be a lot more patients with possession. The game swung in to the Czech’s favour who took full advantage.
The deadlock was opened following a fine set piece, that had obviously been worked at on the training ground and the second was a breakaway down the left hand side, with a cut back ball for Schick to calmly finish to pick up his fourth goal of the tournament. The Netherlands crash out while the Czechs keep their Euro dreams alive.
27th June – Group B winners v 3rd in Group A,D,E or F
Belgium v Portugal 20:00 (Seville)
Belgium 1-0 Portugal
Scorers – T. Hazard 42′
This match had the potential to be an absolute thriller. However, it wasn’t. The game was pretty much a stalemate, bar a fine strike from Thorgan Hazard.
Portugal were probably the better team on the night. They had more of the ball and the more frequent attacks, but never really put too much pressure on Belgian Keeper Courtois.
Ronaldo had a very quiet game. He had one free kick in the game that required a parry, but other than that, had very few chances. The Belgian defence and midfield did a good job of cutting off the supply to him.
Kevin De Bruyne hobbled off after having his ankle swept from him, which was worrying for the Belgium team, but at least they managed to get through. Good hold up play from Lukaku was followed by a fine strike from Hazard from outside of the box.
The ball moved in the air one direction, then the other and that was enough to wrong-foot Rui Patricio, who could do nothing but watch the ball crash past him in to the centre of the goal. Belgium then saw the game out professionally, sending the defending champions packing.
28th June – 2nd in Group D v second in Group E
Croatia v Spain 17:00 (Copenhagen)
Croatia 3-5 Spain (AET)
Croatia – Pedri 20’ (OG), Orsic 85’, Pasalic 90’+2
Spain – Sarabia 38’, Azpilicueta 57’, Ferran Torres 77’, Morata 100’, Oyarzabal 103’
A fantastic match that saw the scoring opened up with a back pass that was mis-controlled, sending the ball trundling in to the back of the Spanish net.
Spain then piled on the pressure, which paid off, as they drew level and took full control of the game with a two goal cushion deep in to the second half.
Croatia did not give up, and fought right until the bitter end. Hopes of a revival were achieved when Orsic bundled home from close range and that revival was confirmed in injury time following a super cross and an equally good header that found the bottom corner.
The game went in to extra time and the Croatian legs started to look tired. Spain were the more energetic and more clinical as two goals in three minutes during the first half of extra time was enough to put the game to bed and to see Spain progress to the quarter finals.
28th June – Group F winners v 3rd in Group A, B or C
France v Switzerland 20:00 (Bucharest)
France 3-3 Switzerland
(Switzerland win 4-5 on pens)
France – Benzema 57’, 59’, Pogba 75’
Switzerland – Seferovic 15, 81’, Gavranovic 90’
This match was just as entertaining as the earlier game involving Croatia and Spain. France failed to turn up to the party in the first half and were punished for it, going in at the break one down, thanks to a powerful Seferovic header.
Early in the second half Switzerland were awarded a penalty, which Lloris saved, diving low down to his right. That save seemed to lift the French team and minutes later scored through Benzema to reset the scoreline.
Switzerland were shell shocked and France took full advantage when Benzema scored another just two minutes after that. Pogba then gave France a two goal cushion with a great curling shot from outside of the box that looped in to the top right corner of the net.
It looked at this point like there was only going to be one winner, but Switzerland kept their belief. Similar to Croatia, they fought and fought to get the ball up the pitch and to put men in the box. Seferovic scored with his head once more with ten minutes to go to give the Swiss a fighting chance.
Gavranovic then showed superb composure to twist and turn on the edge of the box and then fire a shot low in to the corner of the goal to see the game in the extra time.
Both teams huffed and puffed, but neither were able to open the other up and the match went to penalties. Nine penalties found the back of the net before Mbappe stepped up to take the final penalty of the original slotted ten.
Mbappe tried to lift the ball in to the top right corner of the goal, but failed to put it enough in to the corner. Sommer guessed the right way and with an upward outstretched arm, parried the ball away from his net. He then waited frantically for the confirmation the save was a legal one and once it was, jubilation ensued from the Swiss nation.
29th June – Group D winners v 2nd in Group F
England v Germany 17:00 (London)
England 2-0 Germany
Scorers – Sterling 75’, Kane 86’
England eject that last remaining team from the Group F, group of death, out of the tournament.
The game was a rather dull affair during the first half, with neither team really creating any clear cut chances. It was a weird team selection made by Gareth Southgate and something needed to change to get England more on to the front foot.
The catalyst for that change was Jack Grealish coming off the bench. He was involved in the build up for Sterling’s third goal of the tournament and then directly assisted Harry Kane late in the match to give Germany no chance of catching up.
29th June – Group E Winners v 3rd place in Group A,B,C or D
Sweden v Ukraine 20:00 (Glasgow)
Sweden 1-2 Ukraine
Sweden – Forsberg 43’
Ukraine – Zinchenko 27’, Dovbyk 120’+1
This match was an entertaining game to watch for 80 minutes. A goal from a good left footed strike by Zinchenko midway through the first half meant Sweden had to then push for the equaliser.
A deflected shot from outside the box gave Sweden that leveller, as well as Forsberg’s fourth goal of the tournament.
The match continued with a good pace as both teams then went out to try to gain the advantage. With ten minutes remaining, both teams shut up shop a little, knowing full well a mistake at this stage could cost them dearly.
The match then went in to extra time, which turned out to be a bit of a farce. Players started dropping like flies.
Danielson was sent off after clearing the ball and having his clearing leg walked in to. There was no malice in the challenge, but it looked very bad on the replays and once the ref checked the screen, he upgraded his original yellow card decision to a red.
After that cramps and fake injuries chewed up almost all of Extra time. However, with 5 minutes left, the Ukraine appeared to have picked up a second wind and new lease of life. They seemed to realise they had a good chance of beating the ten men of Sweden. They pushed forward and got their reward as Dovbyk headed home in extra time of extra time to break Swedish hearts.
2nd July – Quarter final 1 17:00
2nd July – Quarter final 2 20:00
3rd July – Quarter final 3 17:00
3rd July – Quarter final 4 20:00
6th July – Semi Final 1 20:00
7th July Semi Final 2 20:00
11th July – Final 20:00
Golden Boot odds
We’ve included here anyone priced up at 50/1 or below. Here’s the odds one week before the tournament begins.
Harry Kane 🏴 37/5
Romelu Lukaku 🇧🇪 15/2
Kylian Mbappe 🇫🇷 23/2
Cristiano Ronaldo 🇵🇹 29/2
Karim Benzema 🇫🇷 9/1
Memphis Depay 🇳🇱 20/1
Ciro Immobile 🇮🇹 25/1
Antoine Griezmann 🇫🇷 25/1
Robert Lewandowski 🇵🇱 25/1
Alvaro Morata 🇪🇸 30/1
Timo Werner 🇩🇪 30/1
Serge Gnabri 🇩🇪 39/1
Ferran Torres 🇪🇸 40/1
Eden Hazard 🇧🇪 50/1
Burak Yilmaz 🇹🇷 50/1
Euro 2020 Goalscorer table
|Patrik Schick||Czech Republic||4|
|Kevin De Bruyne||Belgium||1|
|Goran Pandev||North Macedonia||1|
|Ezgjan Alioski||North Macedonia||1|
|Irfan Can Kahveci||Turkey||1|
|Tomas Holes||Czech Republic||1|