Germany will face England in the last 16 of Euro 2020 after twice coming from behind to knock Hungary out of the tournament. Adam Szalai had given Hungary a shock lead before Leon Goretzka made it 2-2 six minutes from the end. Germany finish second in Group F and will now meet Gareth Southgate’s England at Wembley next Tuesday (17:00 BST).
HUNGARY SUFFER HEARTBREAK
In an uncommon match, Germany was minutes from making a humiliating early leave when midfielder Goretzka, on as a substitute, adjusted in the 84th moment with a low completion from 16 yards to send Hungary out.
Not many external Hungary will have allowed Marco Rossi’s side any opportunity of progressing subsequent to losing 3-0 to holders Portugal in their initial gathering game.
In any case, they followed up a gutsy 1-1 draw against title holders France with a trained exhibition to give the home fans in the Allianz Arena an alarm.
They opened the scoring after Roland Sallai’s amazing long-range leave picked behind his skipper Szalai to beat Manuel Neuer with a jumping header.
Chelsea’s Havertz leveled with a header following a blunder by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi yet Germany fans were all the while celebrating when Schafer’s fearless header before Neuer, who had come surging off his line, set Hungary back in front.
At that stage, Hungary was going into the last 16, and Germany was set for an early exit before Bayern Munich’s Goretzka acted the hero to break Hungarian hearts – and set up a mouth-watering match against England.
That match will restore recollections of when the two countries met in the semi-finals of Euro 96 – Germany winning a punishment shootout at Wembley to deny the Three Lions a spot in the last.