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That's all, folks 👋

2021-06-29T22:00:01Z

Cheers for sticking with us today through all the fun and madness! What a way to wrap up the Euro 2020 last-16 stage with two fantastic showings from our final quarter-finalists, England and Ukraine. We'll be back on Friday for more action, this time between Italy vs Belgium and Switzerland vs Spain. Grab your popcorn!

See you soon!

Ukraine score latest ever Euros winner

2021-06-29T21:53:47Z

Scored at 120:37, Artem Dovbyk's goal for the Ukraine is the second-latest goal in European Championship history.

He's behind Semih Senturk against Croatia in 2008 (clocked at 121:01 minutes). Dovbyk's goal sets the record for the latest match-winning goal in the tournament, overtaking Michel Platini's last-minute winner against Portugal in 1984 (at 118:53).

Scenes from the Ukraine team

2021-06-29T21:43:24Z

They're still celebrating on the pitch with their supportings, dancing and hugging and being all-around very merry.

Coach Andriy Shevchenko looks particularly emotional.

No top-scorer prize for Forsberg...

2021-06-29T21:42:36Z

The Swedish midfielder bows out of the tournament with four goals, just one shy of Ronaldo's leading total of five.

He very well could have added more to his tally this evening, having struck the woodwork against Ukraine twice (!), but still managing to score the equaliser. It wasn't to be, though, and Sweden go home while Ukraine anticipate their quarter-final match-up against England.

A winner scored in the 121th minute!

2021-06-29T21:37:21Z

What is it with the Euros this year? It's been total and utter madness in the round of 16 so far, and long may it continue through to the quarter-finals and beyond.

Here's how your quarter-finals shape up:

🇧🇪 Belgium vs Italy 🇮🇹

🇨🇭 Switzerland vs Spain 🇪🇸

🇺🇦 Ukraine vs England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

🇨🇿 Czech Republic vs Denmark 🇩🇰

FT: Sweden 1-2 Ukraine (AET)

2021-06-29T21:34:59Z

Well, that's that. England will face Ukraine in Rome in the quarter-finals, after Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1 in the final minute of stoppage time of extra-time in the very last round of 16 match.

Whew. Take all that in!

Heartbreak for Sweden

2021-06-29T21:32:33Z

Poor Sweden, who have defended staunchly since going a man down, only for it all to fall apart in the last possible minute.

Artem Dovbyk is the hero for Ukraine. Andriy Shevchenko is ecstatic on the sidelines.

GOAL!!!! Sweden 1-2 Ukraine

2021-06-29T21:31:39Z

GOAL!!!! Artem Dovbyk heads home with just two minutes of stoppage time left to play!

What a great delivery from Zinchenko into Dovbyk, who puts it into the back of the net in brilliant fashion.

Helander clears the danger

2021-06-29T21:29:40Z

Mykola Matviyenko crosses the ball into the box, but it's safely chested away by Filip Helander, with Robin Olsen collecting the ball.

We're just a minute or two away from penalties. Whew.

Actually, we're three minutes away - as the ref has just signalled for three minutes of added time.

Ukraine with a shot, wide

2021-06-29T21:27:09Z

Malinovskywith a shot now that's ultimately wide of the goal.

Sweden are defending with their lives here, down to 10 men and not conceding a goal since Danielson's departure. Yet.

Berg down injured

2021-06-29T21:23:28Z

Oh dear – now it's Marcus Berg who's down on the ground with an injury. Ukraine are really struggling here, too. Their bodies look shot and tired, and understandably so.

Ukraine fluff their chance!

2021-06-29T21:22:41Z

Nice bit of trickery from Serhiy Sydorchuk as he plays it into Alexander Karavaev, before the ball gets cleared.

Dovbyk over the bar - but it's offside!

2021-06-29T21:20:55Z

That was a tight call, but how did he miss that?! He was through and clear on goal with nobody around him, just 1 v 1 against Robin Olsen, but his shot was nowhere near the target.

First half of extra-time ends without a goal

2021-06-29T21:13:33Z

No goals scored in extra-time yet, but Sweden have had a man sent off (Danielson).

We've got 15 minutes left to play, and if a winner still isn't scored by then, we're headed into penalties, just 24 hours after Switzerland vs France's historic one...

Krivtsov needing treatment

2021-06-29T21:12:08Z

The Ukrainian is forced to limp off the pitch. Playing an additional 30 minutes looks to be getting to the players – it's so physically gruelling.

Forsberg with a shot, well over the crossbar

2021-06-29T21:10:39Z

Because, as Hilary Duff says, "Why Not"?

Ukraine win their first corner!

2021-06-29T21:07:01Z

Yes. Their first-ever corner of the game. In the 115th minute.

While Sweden have had six.

😳

2021-06-29T21:06:25Z

The game has shifted...

2021-06-29T21:05:20Z

Sweden were on the front-foot before that red card, with Forsberg twice hitting the woodwork (although Ukraine also had their own chances). This red card will obviously shift the tide dramatically, but will Ukraine be able to take advantage of Sweden being a man down?

Red card for Danielson

2021-06-29T21:01:49Z

Oh dear! The Swede is forced to leave the pitch in extra-time after his tackle. Sweden are now down to 10 men.

Biesiedin now needs aid to leave the field.

That's the first red card in Euro 2020!

VAR checks for red card!

2021-06-29T21:00:33Z

VAR is currently checking a red card after a reckless challenge from Marcus Danielson on Artem Biesieden. The referee is having a look for himself now...

We're now in extra-time

2021-06-29T20:53:50Z

Reminder that whoever wins this game, be it through extra-time or penalties, will face England in Rome on Saturday.

Sweden 1-1 Ukraine

2021-06-29T20:48:46Z

Yup. We're into extra-time.

Here we go!

Two added minutes...

2021-06-29T20:46:23Z

... Looks like we're headed into extra-time.

Sweden shot blocked!

2021-06-29T20:45:18Z

Dejan Kulusevski on the attack again, but it's blocked safely.

Less than 10 minutes to find a winner!

2021-06-29T20:39:33Z

If the score remains level after 90 minutes, then we head to extra-time and (potentially) penalties.

Augustinsson injured on the field

2021-06-29T20:38:32Z

The Sweden defender is receiving medical treatment now, and is going to be replaced imminently. He's subbed off for Pierre Bengtsson.

Mikael Lustig is also off for Emil Krafth.

Double ouch!

2021-06-29T20:34:49Z

Forsberg hits the post - AGAIN!

2021-06-29T20:25:24Z

Man oh man oh man. What an incredible effort that was from the Sweden man, which had plenty of dip and curl. It would've been the perfect goal, if not for it hitting the crossbar. That means he's hit the woodwork twice already today! He should've had two goals to his name!

Olsen saves from Yarmolenko

2021-06-29T20:22:49Z

Andriy Yarmolenko was free in the Sweden box, and it was plenty accurate – but straight at Robin Olsen. He needed to do better!

Buschan makes a crucial save!

2021-06-29T20:22:10Z

The Ukraine goalkeeper makes an excellent block from Dejan Kulusevski's effort that had plenty of power and pace.

Isak with a huge chance!

2021-06-29T20:16:08Z

The ball falls beautifully to Alexander Isak, who admittedly did look a bit offside, but his shot is achingly wide. What a chance that would've been.

Now Forsberg hits the post

2021-06-29T20:12:50Z

Now it's Sweden's turn to hit the post, just seconds after Ukraine get their effort denied by the woodwork! What a run that was by Alexander Isak to provide Emil Forssberg with the chance. That would've been his fifth goal this tournament!

Ukraine hit the post!

2021-06-29T20:11:23Z

CLOSE! Serhiy Sydorchuk hits the post with an almighty CLANG. Robin Olsen had no chance of saving that. Sweden get a chance to breathe!

Sweden's new 🐐?

2021-06-29T20:09:43Z

Emil Forsberg is now the first player to score four goals at a single Euro tournament.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in total at European Championships!

No Zlatan... yes party! 🇸🇪

2021-06-29T20:04:05Z

Emil Forsberg has become the first Swedish player to score in three major tournament appearances in a row since Kennet Andersson at the 1994 World Cup.

Andersson also remains the only Swedish player to score goals more at a single tournament than Forsberg's four strikes so far (he managed five).

Back underway in the second half!

2021-06-29T20:01:02Z

Will we find a winner in regular time?

HT: Sweden 1-1 Ukraine

2021-06-29T19:47:27Z

It's been a cracking half with two excellent goals. We've got another half left, and potentially extra-time and penalties if it stays the same (eek!). The winner of tonight's game gets to face England in Rome for the quarter-final.

May the Forsberg be with you 🪐

2021-06-29T19:46:35Z

Emil Forsberg is now on four goals in the Euro 2020 top-scorer race, equal with Patrik Schick and Karim Benzema (who can't better his tally).

He's one goal away from equallying Ronaldo's number (five)!

GOAL!!!! Sweden 1-1 Ukraine

2021-06-29T19:44:18Z

GOAL! Sweden have equalised through Emil Forsberg, who now has four goals to his name in Euro 2020 so far!

What a goal that was – it was a piledriver from outside the box that takes a minor deflection, but there was only one destination. Game on!

Activity in the Sweden box

2021-06-29T19:40:27Z

There was a hopeful cross put in by Sebastian Larsson, but it doesn't go anywhere meaningful and Ukraine manage to clear. Sweden have still been pretty decent despite going a goal down.

Yarmolenko over the bar

2021-06-29T19:33:07Z

That was a decent effort from the Ukraine striker to double the lead, but it flies over the bar. What a half this has been!

Larsson's shot punched away

2021-06-29T19:30:31Z

What a hit that could've been from Sebastian Larrson! It's a great free-kick from outisde of the box, but George Buschan makes a great save.

GOAL!!! Sweden 0-1 Ukraine

2021-06-29T19:29:09Z

Ukraine are in front! Oleksandr Zinchenko with an excellent hit into the roof of the net. Robin Olson has no chance, with the kind of power and strength that ball has. What a pass that was from Andriy Yarmolenko!

Isak with a shot – just wide!

2021-06-29T19:20:03Z

Sweden are looking lively this first half, with Isak getting a powerful shot away after a good surge forward. It's just wide to the right of the post, but it was a good chance.

Emil Forsberg for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot?

2021-06-29T19:17:56Z

It might've sounded crazy before the tournament, but as the last-16 matches come to a close with all its surprise knockouts, it could very well be a possibility! Forsberg has three goals to his name so far, and Cristiano Ronaldo has five. Ronaldo, of course, can't better his tally, as Portugal were unceremoniously knocked out by Belgium.

Can Sweden do it? 🇸🇪

Olsen makes a great shot!

2021-06-29T19:12:06Z

It's Robin Olsen with a great save for Sweden, coming to the rescue after Roman Yaremchuk takes a shot at goal. The Sweden goalkeeper's had a mighty impressive tournament!

Shaparenko goes for goal

2021-06-29T19:10:37Z

It was a half-hearted attempt from Ukraine at the last minute, with Mykola Shaparenko optimistically aiming for the goal - but it's way off target.

Sweden with a shot!

2021-06-29T19:07:50Z

Ukraine are sitting deep in these opening few minutes, with the Swedes getting a handful of shots away. Emil Forsberg passes the ball to Dejan Kulusevski, whose shot is blocked.

Underway at Hampden Park for Sweden vs Ukraine!

2021-06-29T19:00:58Z

Here we go...

The winner this evening gets to play England.

🗣 Southgate: 'We had to go about it in the way we believed'

2021-06-29T18:53:49Z

Gareth Southgate to BBC One on the lineup: “You know you change the shape, you pick certain personnel in place of others and if it goes wrong you’re dead. We had to go about it in the way we believed. We wanted aggressive pressure all over the field and we felt that to match them up was the right way of doing that.

"We felt that speed in behind Harry would cause them problems. I thought that Bukayo and Raheem really created that jepoardy in behind their backline right from the start. We also defended brilliantly and our goalkeeper was immense. It was a tremendous performance.”

🗣 Southgate: 'It was as good an atmosphere as I can remember in Wembley'

2021-06-29T18:48:02Z

Gareth Southgate tells BBC One: “I just thought it was a brilliant afternoon. We talked about bringing enjoyment to the nation and afternoon’s like that are what it’s all about. The players were absolutely immense right through the team. The fans were as well - only 40,000 but it was as good an atmosphere as I can remember in Wembley. We played exteremely well, I think we deserved the win but I’ve had to say to them straight away.

“Look, I’m the party pooper, because if we don’t capitalise on Saturday now then it doesn’t count for anything.”

🗣 Low: 'We hoped for more'

2021-06-29T18:42:43Z

Joachim Low: "It is a disappointment for all of us. We hoped for more, the faith in the team was absolutely there. We had two great chances, but unfortunately we didn't score any goals. We're sorry we're out of the tournament.

"But we've worked hard for the past four weeks, and everyone has pulled along well. I can't blame anyone. I am sorry that the great enthusiasm at home is now gone. The disappointment weighs heavily. An hour or two has to pass before you address a few words to the team.

"All players are utterly disappointed, so are we. We have a lot of young players who will learn from it. At the home European championships in 2024, some will be at their absolute top level, also in terms of experience."

🗣 Sterling: 'Scoring for your country is always special'

2021-06-29T18:27:13Z

Raheem Sterling tells the BBC: “We knew we needed to put a big performance in against a very good German side and I thought we done that today. Scoring for your country is always special and it’s definitely a special moment for me.

“I celebrated and for half a second I thought ‘Don’t let it be offside’. I’m really happy it went in and I’m really happy we got the win.”

He then forgets Kalvin Phillips' name!

🗣 Kroos: 'We lacked effectiveness'

2021-06-29T18:22:19Z

Toni Kroos to magentatv: "It was a very even game until the goal. Both teams neutralised each other. Maybe we lacked effectiveness. We progressed from a difficult groub but this is very disappointing now."

🗣 Havertz: 'Bitter evening'

2021-06-29T18:16:53Z

Kai Haverts tells magentatv: "We had some chances after the goal against but we didn't convert them. Bitter evening. We are all in one boat we are an unity. England don't have a bad team. When you go out in the round of 16 it is disappointing, of course.

Can they do it? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

2021-06-29T18:06:18Z

What a moment for Kane

2021-06-29T17:54:22Z

With the goal, Harry Kane has now equalled Wayne Rooney for goals scored at major tournaments for England with seven. Only Gary Lineker with 10 and Alan Shearer with nine have more. 

Kane also has now scored 30 goals for England under Gareth Southgate. In England history, only Gary Lineker scored more under a single manager (35 under Bobby Robson).

FINAL: England 2 - 0 Germany

2021-06-29T17:52:22Z

England have done it! 

It won't erase all of the painful losses of the past, but it's a start! Goals from Sterling and Kane, a few big misses from Germany and England are heading to the quarter-final round.

'Football's coming home!'

2021-06-29T17:47:43Z

The famous song is echoing around Wembley as Germany start to throw everything forward.

Mats Hummels, for example, has taken up a spot as a centre-forward. 

Subs incoming

2021-06-29T17:45:04Z

Lots of substitutes now. Henderson coming on for Rice, who has run all over the place today. Sane and Can, meanwhile, are on for Germany. 

GOAL KANE!

2021-06-29T17:43:12Z

AND IT'S 2-0 TO ENGLAND!

The party is starting in London is Kane FINALLY finds his goal. Shaw gets the ball out to Grealish on the left, and the Aston Villa man whips it into the centre of the box. Kane is able to get a slight touch to direct it towards goal, all but sealing England's quarter-final place. 

Muller's Euro nightmare continues

2021-06-29T17:41:48Z

With that miss, Thomas Muller has still never scored at the Euros.

He's made 15 appearances and taken 31 shots, including two today. 

Muller fired wide!

2021-06-29T17:38:39Z

England completely fall asleep and Muller breaks in all alone on goal. 

The Bayern man pushes it just wide, though, as all of England can exhale.

Rice hyping up the fans

2021-06-29T17:37:36Z

Rice has been just about everywhere today, and now he's playing the role of hype an.

The West Ham man gestured towards the crowd to stand up and get loud as England look to protect this 1-0 lead. 

No tournament goals, no problem

2021-06-29T17:36:36Z

Heading into the Euros, Raheem Sterling hadn't scored for England at a major tournament. He now has all three of their goals this summmer.

GOAL STERLING!

2021-06-29T17:33:00Z

ENGLAND HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD!

A fantastic attacking sequence from England, with Kane working the ball out wide to Grealish, who then finds Shaw. The Man Utd fullback whipped in a low cross, leaving Sterling with just a tap-in to give England the 1-0 lead in the 76th minute. 

 

Trippier down for England

2021-06-29T17:31:35Z

Tripper down and receiving treatment after what looks like a leg injury.

James warming up for England, but it appears Trippier will stay on and give it a go. 

Yellow card for Gosens

2021-06-29T17:29:22Z

The Germany defender hacks down Trippier in the 72nd minute, earning a yellow for his efforts.

And those coming off

2021-06-29T17:25:50Z

Gnabry comes on to replace Werner while Grealish takes over for Saka.

First subs coming on

2021-06-29T17:23:55Z

Looks like it's Grealish for England and Gnabry for Germany!

More subs warming up

2021-06-29T17:23:24Z

Some options on the bench for England

2021-06-29T17:18:38Z

Havertz and Werner link up for a chance

2021-06-29T17:15:10Z

The former plays the latter through. Almost like they play for the same club or something!

Kane down injured

2021-06-29T17:14:04Z

Kane goes down with an apparent knee issue, but after some time down, seems okay to continue. 

Havertz nearly does it!

2021-06-29T17:06:01Z

An absolute rip from Havertz three minutes into the second half, but Pickford is equal to it. An incredible save from the England goalkeeper, who pushes it up over the bar. 

Second half is underway!

2021-06-29T17:03:04Z

Scoreless through the first half, and here we go with the second 45. 

What would Haaland do?

2021-06-29T16:59:10Z

Safe to say we know what Erling Haaland would do if he were in Gareth Southgate's waistcoat.

HALFTIME: England 0 - 0 Germany

2021-06-29T16:47:50Z

A lively, but tight, half. A few chances either way, but no breakthrough just yet. A very tense game so far, as we all expected. 

What a clearance by Hummels!

2021-06-29T16:47:06Z

Sterling drives at the defence and the ball is looped up to Kane in the chaos. Before he can get a shot, though, Hummels slides to push it away, ending England's best chance of the day. 

Yellow card for Phillips

2021-06-29T16:46:01Z

Phillips with a orange card-level tackle. Given a yellow card for his efforts, and may be a little fortunate it isn't worse. 

Some celebrities in attendence

2021-06-29T16:43:43Z

David Beckham seated next to Ed Sheeran. To be a fly on the wall...

Dangerous set piece coming for England

2021-06-29T16:42:56Z

Kane finally gets on the ball and Goretzka takes him down. Free-kick coming about 25-30 yards out.

A decent start for Werner

2021-06-29T16:34:49Z

HUGE save for Pickford!

2021-06-29T16:32:50Z

Werner gets through and Havertz finds him, but Pickford gets down to keep it out. A warning shot from Germany!

Just two touches for Kane so far

2021-06-29T16:31:40Z

Furthering that Maguire-Kane point, only two touches so far for the Tottenham star. Safe to say England would want him being a bit more involved than that!

England on the front foot

2021-06-29T16:30:58Z

Last 10 minutes or so have been all England, even if there's been little in terms of end product. Some decent crosses, but it's been Harry Maguire, not Harry Kane, that has seemingly had more influence in the attack. 

Great delivery from Trippier

2021-06-29T16:26:46Z

Fantastic free-kick from Trippier, forcing Kimmich to head it out for a corner. 

England growing into the game a bit

2021-06-29T16:24:24Z

After a nervy start with several bad giveaways, England have grown into the game a bit more over the last 15 or so minutes. Have had a bit more of the ball, playing out of the back, moving things around. 

Save Neuer!

2021-06-29T16:16:30Z

Good play from Sterling, who curls a shot towards the far corner. Neuer with a typical Neuer-like save, pushing it away from a corner. Maguire wins the header, but Neuer snags this one too.

Germany clear

2021-06-29T16:14:26Z

Maguire wins the header as the ball is nearly looped over everyone, but Germany clear with ease.

Dangerous free kick coming from England

2021-06-29T16:13:47Z

Saka gets past Kroos before Rudiger sends him absolutely flying. Free kick for England over near the corner flag. 

Free-kick is blocked

2021-06-29T16:10:09Z

Germany play the free-kick short to Havertz, who takes a rip straight into the England wall.

Yellow card for Rice

2021-06-29T16:08:52Z

A yellow card for Rice, who drags down Goretzka as he breaks through on goal. Fortunately for Rice, Walker was just getting back, sparing him a potential sending off. 

A slightly nervy start for England

2021-06-29T16:07:08Z

Germany seeing a lot of the ball with England sitting back. England with a bit of possession before Rice gives it away

Walker heads it away

2021-06-29T16:03:45Z

Chance for Germany in the third minute as Kimmich fired a cross to the back post, but Walker is there to head it away. 

Kickoff and we're underway!

2021-06-29T16:01:03Z

Both teams take the knee before kickoff and we're now underway.

Here. We. Go.

National anthems are over!

2021-06-29T15:57:48Z

God Save the Queen just wrapped up and we're almost ready to get going!

'Southgate has been watching Musiala since he was 10'

2021-06-29T15:50:52Z

Jamal Musiala is with the German team today, but there was always a chance that he could have ended up in Gareth Southgate's squad instead.

His former school coach has revealed that Southgate was always an admirer, having watched the now-Germany starlet since he was a youngster.

Read the full story on Goal!

Low on Werner's inclusion

2021-06-29T15:45:05Z

Germany boss Joachim Low, speaking to ARD about Timo Werner's inclusion: "We need depth up-front today and Timo Werner offers a lot of qualities there. He has tremendous pace and can hurt defences that way."

Big day coming for the Chelsea man?

Euro 2020 Top 100 Timo Werner
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England and Germany at Wembley

2021-06-29T15:32:53Z

Today's game will be the 13th meeting between England and Germany at Wembley.

After winning four of the first five, most importantly the 1966 World Cup finale, England haven't won any of the last seven.

A look at the scenes outside of the stadium

2021-06-29T15:27:45Z

Our own Nizaar Kinsella is at Wembley, where fans have been congregated for hours.

Some big names left out of the England XI

2021-06-29T15:22:51Z

No Grealish. No Foden. No Mount. No Sancho, No Rashford.

Southgate will have plenty of firepower on the bench if needed!

Saka joins elite company

2021-06-29T15:16:05Z

By starting today, Bukaya Saka becomes only the third teenager to start a knockout round game for England at a major tournament?

The other two? Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. Decent company!

Welcome to the matchday blog!

2021-06-29T15:10:28Z

As if yesterday wasn't exciting enough, there are two more games on tap today, including one of the most highly-anticipated of the tournament so far.

First up is the main event as England look to finally earn some measure of revenge against their rivals Germany in a clash of heavyweights.

And then, once that's over, there will still be one more game to finish off the Round of 16 as Sweden and Ukraine will look ahead and see potential Cinderella runs if they can earn the win today.