Germany draws late on, but Spain scores in extra time to eliminate hosts

Germany draws late on, but Spain scores in extra time to eliminate hosts

In a thrilling final, Spain beat Germany in extra time, with a goal in injury time; Toni Kroos’ retirement confirmed

In a big game on the afternoon of this Friday, the 5th, the Spain won the Germanyvalid for the quarter-finals of the 2024 European Championship. The goal scored by Dani Olmo seemed to give an easy victory, but Wirtz tied in the last minutes and took the match to extra time. In extra time, little happened until Mikel Merino appeared alone in the area and put his country in the semi-finals.

Despite the excitement at the end of the match, the first half was not the same, with many fouls, cards and the game being stopped by the referee. Even so, both teams had opportunities to open the scoring. The first to scare the opposing defense was Kai Havertzafter good crossing of Kimmicharrived heading and Unai Simon appeared well to prevent the goal.

The end of the half saw the most dangerous Spanish play, which was more present in the attacking field during the period. It was a play by Dani Olmo on the left to finish and force New palm away, making the score zero until half-time.

Promising greater excitement in the second half, Spain did not take long to deliver the fatal blow, counting on a beautiful play by Lamine Yamal on the right, which led to the marking until Dani Olmo arrived at the edge of the area. The Spanish number 10 did not need more than one touch to put the ball in the corner of the goal and open the scoring.

Moment of Spain’s first goal – Getty Images

After that, Germany tried to put on pressure, having new chances, mainly with Havertz and Fullkrugwasted, until the ‘shower’ inside the area paid off. In the 88th minute, he received a header from Kimmich and hit it first time to make it all even, and take the decision to extra time.

Extra time was not very exciting, unlike the last minutes of normal time, but one move was enough to decide everything and make the place in the semifinals even more deserved. Mikel Merino appeared in the area, in the 119th minute, and guaranteed Spain’s place in the semifinals of the European Championship. Opponent comes from the clash between France and Portugal.

Source: sportbuzz

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