Euro 2020: Daily Results (June 23) – Dramatic Group F Climax Sees Hungary Crash Out

  • Euro 2020 daily round-up.
  • Final group fixtures across Groups E and F.
  • Dramatic Group F conclusion sees Portugal squeeze through and Hungary crash out.

Wednesday signalled the end of the competition’s group stage and what a climax it was!

The two early kick-offs saw high-flying Sweden take on Robert Lewandowski’s Poland in a game that saw five goals as the Swedes ran out 3-2 winners.

Elsewhere, slow starters Spain thumped Slovakia 5-0 in a must-win game that saw Luis Enrique’s men narrowly qualify in second spot.

However, despite the earlier goal fests, it was the two later kick-offs that saw the Euros really come to life.

Dubbed ‘the group death’, Group F’s final round of fixtures saw all four teams eligible to qualify so long as the results went their way.

Favorites France faced Portugal and outsiders Hungary took on Joaquin Lowe’s Germany.

With three spots in the knockout rounds up for grabs, including one of four best-placed third slots, it was all to play for France, Portugal, Germany, and Hungary.

Shockingly, Hungary came within touching distance of pulling off the tournament’s biggest upset. After taking an early lead against Germany, all the pressure was suddenly on the DFB-Elf.

However, despite two goals in just one minute in the second half, it wasn’t to be for the Hungarians who eventually bowed out following a tense 2-2 draw.

Elsewhere, the same scoreline played out between France and Portugal after a brace from both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The group’s final standings now mean France, who finished top will face Switzerland in the Last 16, Germany will take on England, and Portugal will square off against Belgium.

German’s Late Showing Sets Up Mouth-Watering Wembley Tie Against England

Following their exceptionally late showing against Hungary, Germany, who narrowly qualified in second spot now know their Round of 16 fate.

The German’s 2-2 draw will now see them face Gareth Southgate’s England at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The game, which is likely to be the pick of the next round’s bunch, will be a re-run of Euros 96′ semi-final which also saw the Three Lions host Germany.

Germany’s first knockout match against England is scheduled to take place on June 29 and will kick-off at 14:00 ET.

Group E: Sweden vs. Poland

Location: Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg, Russia
Kick-off: 13:00 ET
Score: 3-2
Scorers: Emil Forsberg 2′, Emil Forsberg 59′, Robert Lewandowski 61′, Robert Lewandowski 84′, Viktor Claesson 90+3′

Group E: Slovakia vs. Spain

Location: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
Kick-off: 13:00 ET
Score: 0-5
Scorers: Martin Dubravka (OG) 30′, Aymeric Laporte 45+3′, Pablo Sarabia 56′, Ferran Torres 67′, Juraj Kucka (OG) 71′

Group F: Portugal vs. France

Location: Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
Kick-off: 16:00 ET
Score: 2-2
Scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo 30′, Karim Benzema 45+2′, Karim Benzema 47′, Cristiano Ronaldo 60′

Group F: Germany vs. Hungary

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Kick-off: 16:00 ET
Score: 2-2
Scorers: Adam Szalai 11′, Kai Havertz 66′, Andras Schafer 68′, Leon Goretzka 84′

Next Set of Fixtures (June 26)

Knockout Last 16: Wales vs. Denmark
Location: Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Holland
Kick-off: 13:00 ET

Knockout Last 16: Italy vs. Austria
Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Kick-off: 13:00 ET

Leah is a British sports writer who specialises in MMA and soccer betting. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing poker and listening to American Hip Hop.

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