Top 3 Peak Moments of the week: Kroos rescues Germany, Young England make history, El Tigre strikes

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    #1 England make history with Panama thrashing

    Gareth Southgate’s young Lions blew the Canal Men away 6-1 to see them reach the last-16 and more importantly make history by recording their biggest ever win at the competition. A Harry Kane hat-trick, John Stones brace and Jesse Lingard stunner saw the Three Lions break a 16-year record set in 2002 when they defeated Denmark 3-0. The Panamanians made history of their own too, as they netted their first ever goal at the tournament courtesy of Felipe Baloy.
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    #2 Radamel Falcao opens his account at grand showpiece

    Having missed out on Colombia’s campaign four years ago due to an ACL injury, Falcao was a man on a mission this time around. El Tigre may have fired blanks in his nation’s opening game against Japan as they fell to a 2-1 defeat, but the Monaco forward wasn’t to be denied against Poland as he finished with aplomb to send his side 2-0 up in a game they eventually won 3-0. The comprehensive win sees Colombia stay in contention to secure passage into the Round of 16.

     

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    #4 Late Toni Kroos strike saves the defending champions

    Having made the initial error that led to Sweden taking the lead against his Germany side, Toni Kroos would have wanted to atone for his mistake to prevent Die Mannschaft from being the third successive defending champion to not make it past the group stage. After Marco Reus found the leveller a few minutes after the restart and Joachim Low’s side pressed to no avail, the Real Madrid man wasn’t to be denied as he found a late, late winner from a well-taken free-kick for the shorthanded Germans – who had Jerome Boateng sent-off – and prevent an early upset.