Euro 2020: Germany set up England last 16 clash after 2-2 draw with Hungary

German players celebrate their second goal. (Euro2020 Twitter)
German players celebrate their second goal. (Euro2020 Twitter)

Munich - Leon Goretzka rescues the four-time world champions in Munich

By Reuters

Published: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12:53 AM

Last updated: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 1:08 AM

A late Leon Goretzka goal salvaged a 2-2 draw for Germany against Hungary on Wednesday night, in a whip-saw contest that sets the Germans up for a June 29 match against England at Wembley.

Hungary looked like they would shock Germany and send them out of the tournament after Adam Szalai’s diving header in the 11th minute opened the scoring.

Kai Havertz drew Germany level in the 66th minute but Hungary retook the lead seconds after the re-start when Andras Schafer ran past the defenders and headed the ball into the net.

But with coach Joachim Loew throwing on substitutes to gain the point needed to progess to the last 16, Goretzka’s strike provided Germany with the late life-line.

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