England reached the Euro 2020 final after defeating Denmark in an engrossing game of football. Gareth Southgate’s side was on a mission to travel one step further than any England side has done since the 1966 World Cup final win against West Germany, and they finally achieved the long-cherished goal as they came from behind to beat Denmark after extra time.
In front of 66,000 fans and in a frenzied, thunderous atmosphere this newer Wembley has not experienced before, it was an unforgettable night for English football that will lead them into their first major final since 1990 when Bobby Robson’s team lost 2-0 to West Germany in Rome.
The moment that made England reach Euro 2020 Final:
England’s comeback was complete when Jordan Pickford saved from Marcus Berg and the game went into penalties. Fernandes, who scored in extra time to bring England level at two goals apiece, stepped up first for his side before scoring confidently with a strong strike past Schmeichel. Denmark then won their fourth consecutive penalty shootout against an English team, as Jens Stryger Larsen made no mistake in beating Pickford after going second-to-last on home soil. The final kick ended brilliantly by Kieran Trippier – but it may have been too easy of a chance that he could miss himself if needed.
It’s been 55 years since England have reached a major final after their win against Denmark in Euro 2020 last four, but the long wait has finally come to an end. England decided to take a risk and captain Kane ended the game with his side coming from behind after additional time after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Maehle.
The supporters were ecstatic as they got closer to satisfying their goal of reaching victory at Wembley after enduring many nervous moments throughout the long ten-minute penalty shootout. England’s long and tortuous history was not without obstacles, as Kane missed an awful penalty by Schmeichel – but the rebound fell to his feet for him to score.
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