Biggest Euro 2020 Moments So Far
This year’s European Championships has been outstanding from a neutral’s perspective, and still we have so much to come! We thought we would do a quick recap of the biggest moments of the tournament so far.
That Goal from Patrik Schick
You know which one we’re talking about. This 50-yard goal has solidified itself in Euros history as one of the best efforts we’ve ever seen. So, the scene was set; Scotland V Czech Republic at Hampden Park, the national stadium of Scotland. This was Scotland’s chance to get some points on the board, which they would inevitably need.
After an unlucky deflection, Patrik Schick was through on goal when just after the halfway line he curls one into the net lobbing the Scottish keeper in process, scoring from 50 yards, giving us a Euros memory we won’t be forgetting any time soon. The Czech Republic’s campaign is still going strong, and they look a good team going into their quarter-final match against Denmark on July 3 at 17:00 BST.
England V Germany
We couldn’t create this list without mentioning England, specifically the game against Germany in the last 16. In the end England were too much for the Germans to handle, with the game finishing up 2-0. Raheem Sterling in fine form once again, and Harry Kane finally getting that elusive goal he’s been looking for.
This is a moment that will live within the England fans for the ages. This being the first time England have beaten Germany in a knockout tournament for 55 years, could this be the year it’s truly coming home? England play Ukraine on July 3 at 20:00 BST.
By far the most outstanding part of the tournament so far happened on a fateful night at the National Arena in Romania. The stage was set; France V Switzerland, with pundits expecting an easy win by France, however, this was not the case. After taking the lead early Switzerland saw themselves with a penalty, Rodriguez stepped up and it was an easy save from Hugo Lloris.
Fast forward four minutes and Karim Benzema had multiple moments of brilliance, and Switzerland were 2-1 down. After a stunning goal from Paul Pogba in the 75th minute, the game looked over. Fast forward to 90 minutes and it’s 3-3, France had let it slip. After a colourful extra time period, the teams couldn’t be separated, penalties it had to be. After 9 stunning penalties, Kylian Mbappe, France’s star talent and the youngest man in their squad, steps up. The score stands at (5-4) to Switzerland on penalties, Mbappe must score. His great penalty was saved by Yann Sommer.
The current world champions had been knocked out by Switzerland in the last 16, in a game that will stay with football fans around the world forever.
These are some of the biggest and most memorable moments from Euro 2020 so far, if you’re wondering what you’re going to do once the euros have finished, you can always play some football-themed slots at Las Vegas Casino to keep you in the footballing mood.