Germany bowed out of UEFA Euro 2020 after losing their last-16 tie to England 2-0, in Joachim Löw's final game as head coach.
As it happened
GERMANY ARE OUT
England advance to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. Joachim Löw's 15-year tenure as Germany head coach ends in defeat.
Musiala replaces club-mate Müller. The 18-year-old wins his fifth senior international cap against the nation he represented up to and including U21 level.
NOW OR NEVER
Can was stripped and ready when that second England goal went in. Leroy Sane is also on - Germany need to get the ball to him, and fast!
GERMANY WITH A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB
Serge Gnabry loses possession on the halfway line. Shaw pushes on and finds Grealish, who crosses for Kane to send a stopping header past Neuer from close range. Germany need two goals in the final four minutes, or they're going out.
Hummels pings a ball over to Havertz, who immediately looks for Gosens, but it's too close to Pickford in the England goal.
What. A. Chance. Havertz sends Müller through on the England goal. With the white shirts tracking back, he has just enough time to pick his spot, but can't find the target from 18 yards.
Maguire concedes a free-kick on the edge of the England area. Thomas Müller steps up, but can only find the top of the England wall. Germany need a spark...
Raheem Sterling puts England ahead. He starts the move, before laying the ball off for Kane and continuing his run. Grealish feeds Shaw, who crosses into the six-yard box, where Sterling side-foots beyond Neuer. Germany trail - just as they did against Portugal and Hungary...
There's a stoppage in play as England's Kieran Trippier goes down after stretching to clear. Looks like he's going to try and run it off, though...
GOSENS ON A BOOKING
Germany's left-sided defender catches Walker late. He'll have to watch his step now...
Bayern's Serge Gnabry is on for Timo Werner, who caused England problems with his pace in the final third. England introduce Jack Grealish, with Bukayo Saka making way. Sancho looks on from the sidelines...
It's Havertz and Werner linking up again for Germany. The latter slips the ball into the channel for his Chelsea teammate, but Turbo Timo's low cross is swept clear.
SANCHO WARMING UP
Jadon Sancho is one of a handful of England players going through a pretty heavy warm-up routine. Could we be about to see the Dortmund winger?
Manuel Neuer claims a routine cross from Raheem Sterling. The ball was intended for Harry Kane, who was being well marshalled by Mats Hummels. He's been brilliant so far today, the Dortmund veteran.
THIRTY TO GO
Still no goals at Wembley. If it stays this way after 90 minutes, we'll need extra-time - and possibly penalties - to settle matters.
Sterling tries to work an opening on the edge of the Germany area, but it's nicked away from him and the visitors can break. Havertz leads the charge, before feeing Werner to his left. His shot deflects behind off Maguire, though.
Goretzka and Kroos patiently work an opening for Kimmich down the Germany right. He swings a cross over for Gosens, who can't make the desired connection and Pickford is able to punch clear.
Germany play keep-ball as Kroos shifts the ball out to Gosens. Havertz takes on a rasping first-time shot from just inside the England box, forcing a flying save from Pickford. What a hit that was!
England's central midfield pairing of Rice and Phillips are both on yellow cards. Germany centre-back Matthias Ginter is also on a booking.
HERE WE GO!
No changes at the start of the second half, the tie finely poised at 0-0...
No goals, but chances at either end, with the best of them falling to Timo Werner.
Germany don't clear their lines as Sterling drives into the box. Kane picks up the loose ball and side-steps Neuer, before having his pockets picked by Hummels on the stretch. The goal was gaping - that was a sensational recovery challenge.
TIME ADDED ON
Really late from Phillips on Kroos - no question about the booking. Just the 60 seconds of additional time at the end of a captivating first half...
HUMMELS TO THE RESCUE
Goretzka concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position, left of centre. Trippier clips a cute ball into the six-yard box for Harry Kane, who would have been in for a free header but for Mats Hummels. The Dortmund defender stoops in, under pressure from England's No.9, to head clear.
GINTER DOES HIS JOB
England work the ball up to Sterling, who tries to roll Ginter - but the Germany and Gladbach sentry is having none of it. Superb defending.
Almost an opening goal made in the Bundesliga as former Leverkusen talent Havertz threads a ball through to Leipzig club-record scorer Werner. He takes the ball in his stride, but his shot is blocked by the on-rushing Pickford.
KIMMICH THE CREATOR
Brilliant from Joshua Kimmich following a sustained spell of England pressure. The Germany man cuts the ball back onto his left foot and drifts over a teasing cross that evades everyone, including the leaping Robin Gosens at the far post.
Matthias Ginter pulls back Kieran Trippier, the Gladbach man collecting a booking that would rule him out of the quarter-finals. Kimmich heads the free-kick behind for a corner that's worked back into the danger zone at the second attempt. Maguire wins it, but fails to test Neuer.
HUMMELS ON GUARD
Neuer is forced to vacate his goal to clear. England work the ball back into the attacking third, but Mats Hummels reads it well and steps in before Sterling can think about testing the back-tracking Neuer.
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Raheem Sterling shifts into a central position and takes aim, but Manuel Neuer's footwork is excellent and he dives to beat it away. The Germany skipper is equal to Harry Maguire's effort from the ensuing corner, too.
Kai Havertz lumps a diagonal ball up to Robin Gosens, but it's overcooked. The Germany left-wing-back ran riot against Portugal, remember. England still can't get a foothold.
INTO THE WALL
It's laid off to Havertz, who drives low into the England wall. Germany on top right now.
Goretzka drives forward, before having his heels clipped by Declan Rice on the edge of the England area. Toni Kroos & Co. are plotting their next move, with Kai Havertz also hovering over the dead-ball...
Plenty of boos from the partisan home crowd, which tell you Germany are seeing plenty of the ball...
GORETZKA HAS A GO
Jordan Pickford makes the first save of the contest, shoveling up a Leon Goretzka strike from range. England don't want to let the Bayern man size up too many efforts like that.
An England free-kick comes to nothing, allowing Germany to press into opposition territory for the first time. Joshua Kimmich's cross is put behind, but Toni Kroos' ensuing corner comes to nothing.
ALL FOR ONE
Every single player takes a knee at kick-off as Germany get the ball rolling, a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs...
England are in their home strip of all-white; Germany are head to tow in black. Kick-off's imminent..
Barnstorming atmosphere at Wembley, despite it being around half capacity. Germany's anthem is greeted by boos, save the 1,800 visiting fans in attendance, who give it their all. England's 'God Save the Queen' follows.
MEMORIES OF 1996 AND 2010
When Germany won their third Euros in 1996, beating England on penalties in the last four, Thomas Müller was only six. Fourteen years on, the self-titled "Raumdeuter" (space interpreter) scored two and assisted another as Die Mannschaft romped to a 4-1 win over the Three Lions in the 2010 FIFA World Cup last 16. "It was the first tournament that I was really aware of, but even then it was a close result," he recalled. "We won against England in 2010 - that has nothing to do with Tuesday, but it might give some of you a good feeling. We were hoping to play better against Hungary, but now it's a knockout game. Our success depends on us working together, but that's one of the Germany team's strengths. We're looking forward to it."
THE SANCHO FACTOR
Bundesliga fans will be baffled to see Jadon Sancho on the England bench for the fourth straight game. The 21-year-old enjoyed yet another record-breaking season in a Dortmund shirt in 2020/21, producing double figures for goals and assists for the third year in a row whilst surpassing the 100-game mark in the Bundesliga. What's more, his tournament-leading six goals and five assists helped BVB win the DFB Cup - his first major trophy since joining the club from Manchester City as a 17-year-old.
BELLINGHAM DESTINED FOR GREAT THINGSEngland substitute Jude Belligham has made running the show from midfield at the highest level look like child's play in recent months, breaking all manner of records during his debut season with Dortmund. The youngest DFB Cup winner, UEFA Champions League knockout-round goalscorer and UEFA Euros debutant is celebrating his 18th birthday today - will he be celebrating come full-time?
Germany played all three of their group games at Munich's Allianz Arena, but today's fixture is taking place at Wembley Stadium, with 43,000 fans expected - only 1,800 of them Germany supporters.
GERMANY'S ACE IN THE HOLEJamal Musiala was the catalyst for Goretzka's equaliser last time out with a trademark weaving run. The 18-year-old stepped off the bench to make history as German football's youngest player to feature in a major tournament, seven months after making his debut for the England U21s. The former Chelsea youngster became the subject of an international tug-of-war, before declaring for Germany in March and earning a spot in Löw's 26-man Euro squad - just reward for a breakout pro season totalling seven goals and one assist in 39 competitive appearances for Bayern. And get this: he once scored four goals in one game at Wembley...
THE STORY SO FAR
Germany came through the 'Group of Death' as runners-up behind France. Joachim Löw's side lost their opener to the eventual Group F winners, but thumped Portugal 4-2 in Munich, before battling back to get the point they needed to advance against Hungary. England topped Group D on five points, a pair of 1-0 wins over Croatia and surprise quarter-finalists Czech Republic sandwiching a goalless draw with Scotland.
MORE ON THOSE TEAMS
Leon Goretzka makes his first start of the finals, after scoring a late leveller from the bench against Hungary. Ex-VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, a UEFA Champions League winner with Chelsea this past season, also gets the nod, while Thomas Müller returns to the starting XI following a knock. Serge Gnabry makes way, Germany's top scorer of the post-2018 cycle joining former England youth international and Bayern Munich teammate Jamal Musiala on the bench. Leroy Sane also drops out. Defender Kieran Trippier is in for midfielder Jack Grealish in the only change from England's win over the Czech Republic. Borussia Dortmund duo Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho are among the substitutes.
Leno, Trapp, Halstenberg, Volland, Gnabry, Musiala, Süle, Neuhaus, Sane, Gündogan, Can, Koch
Neuer (c) - Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger - Kimmich, Goretzka, Kroos, Gosens - Havertz, Müller, Werner
Ramsdale, Johnstone, Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Mount, Foden, James, Bellingham
Pickford - Walker, Stones, Maguire – Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw – Sterling, Kane (c), Saka
Welcome everyone to our coverage of today's massive UEFA Euro 2020 last-16 clash between England and Germany at Wembley.
Sancho has been in blistering form for Borussia Dortmund this year, contributing eight goals and the same number of assists in 15 Bundesliga matches in 2021, as well as top scoring in the DFB Cup as BVB lifted the trophy on the back of his brace in the final. However, the 21-year-old is yet to start for England at this summer’s Euros, only featuring for the final six minutes of their Group D win over the Czech Republic. It goes without saying that the winger will be chomping at the bit to play against so many of his teammates and league rivals from the last four seasons. Fellow Dortmund prodigy Jude Bellingham is also an option from the bench for Gareth Southgate after he became the then youngest player in European Championship history, aged just 17 years, 11 months and 21 days, when he came on in the first game against Croatia. He also featured as a sub as England secured top spot in Group D and a fourth fixture at Wembley with that 1-0 win over the Czechs, following a goalless draw with Scotland.
Germany looked destined for an early exit with 10 minutes remaining of their group stage before a Leon Goretzka thunderbolt earned the three-time European champions a 2-2 draw with Hungary and second place in Group F, behind France and ahead of holders Portugal, whom they beat 4-2. Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Müller had also come off the bench as Die Mannschaft pushed to save themselves. His exclusion had been a precautionary move due to a knee complaint, but the Raumdeuter – who was Man of the Match after scoring a brace when Germany last played England at a tournament in 2010 – is restored to the starting XI alongside Kai Havertz but without Serge Gnabry, who has six goals on his last two competitive visits to London. 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw – in his final tournament as Germany boss – has settled on a 3-4-3 formation in front of captain and goalkeeper Neuer, with Joshua Kimmich the right wing-back. Goretzka replaces Ilkay Gündogan in midfield. The winner of this classic footballing fixture will play either Sweden or Ukraine in Rome in the quarter-finals.
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- Sancho has amassed 50 goals and 58 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund since moving to Germany in 2017.
- Jamal Musiala represented England from U15 to U21 level before declaring for the country of his birth and making his senior Germany debut against Iceland in March.
- The Bayern attacker became the youngest player to appear at a major tournament for Germany when he came off the bench last time out against Hungary.
- Neuer and Müller are the only players in either squad who played the last time Germany faced England at a tournament, winning 4-1 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup 11 years and two days prior.
- That victory in Bloemfontein was the only time Die Mannschaft have beaten the Three Lions inside 90 minutes at a World Cup or Euros, but they have ultimately progressed in four out of seven encounters (D1, L2).
- Germany haven’t lost to England at Wembley since March 1975, including the semi-final of Euro 1996 when they won on penalties en route to earning their third European crown. The Three Lions have never contested the final of the Euros.
England: Pickford - Walker, Stones, Maguire – Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw – Sterling, Kane (c), Saka
Subs: Ramsdale, Johnstone, Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Mount, Foden, James, Bellingham
Coach: Gareth Southgate
Germany: Neuer (c) - Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger - Kimmich, Goretzka, Kroos, Gosens - Havertz, Müller, Werner
Subs: Leno, Trapp, Halstenberg, Volland, Gnabry, Musiala, Süle, Neuhaus, Sane, Gündogan, Can, Koch
Out: Klostermann (hamstring)
Coach: Joachim Löw