ANDn this Eurocup multinationals there are a team that plays with a slight ‘advantage’, that of playing in their stadium.England host Germany at Wembley in a match marked by its size in the round of 16. However, history does not ‘favor’ the whole of Gareth Southgate.
And is that England’s last win over Germany at Wembley dates from 1975, in a friendly that they took 2-0 with goals from Colin Bell and Malcolm MacDonald. Since then, both have played 7 matches in various competitions … and no sign of an English triumph in all of them. All this was preceded by four victories in the first five matches that both countries played in the emblematic English stadium.
In the middle of 2021, Germany has had two draws and five defeats since then, the last two friendlies being 0-0 (2017) and 0-1 (2013, with a goal from Mertesacker). A spectacular streak that they intend to stop now at a key moment in the Eurocup, where historically the faces have only been seen once: in the 1972 quarter-finalswhen Günter Netzer, who scored the second penalty goal, inspired the Federal Republic of Germany to a 1-3 win in the first leg at Wembley, with goals from Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller. The return leg ended scoreless, and the Federal Republic of Germany lifted the trophy for the first time.
To all this we must add that England have never overcome a Eurocup tie in 90 minutes (4 draws and 2 defeats), four of them ending on penalties with the English qualifying only once in this way: against Spain at Wembley in Euro 1996. Ahead will have a Germany that has reached at least the semi-finals in each of its last three editions of the European Championship. In fact, since the tournament escalated in 1996, the Germans have reached this round every time they made it past the group stage.
A good handful of statistics that England, in what will be their 300th match at Wembley, will want to throw away to continue dreaming and achieve the long-awaited Eurocup that he resists so much.
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