Everyone recommended him to Southgate. Experts and fans. José Mourinho also called on the coach of the Three Lions to pit the key player Aston Villa Grealishe, for whom Citizens is offering a record transfer amount, against the Czechs.
The coach of the English took the advice and after twelve minutes he praised the decision.
Grealish, who replaced Mount, who had been quarantined with Chilwell, was the architect of the home team’s leading goal.
The European Football Championship, which was originally scheduled to be played a year ago, it starts on June 11 and ends on July 11. EURO is hosted by eleven countries, the Czech national football team is in group D together with England, Croatia and Scotland. The championship finale is played at the legendary Wembley.
Of course, he benefited from the space that the Czech defense offered him, but he sent the center to Sterling great. And the smallest player on the field also had enough and enough freedom to aim accurately and score with his head.
The squinting team paid for the embarrassing, timid, and most importantly very passive start of the match naturally. Especially when he didn’t take the first warning too seriously, when Sterling escaped the defenders in the 2nd minute, he rebounded Vaclík, but only hit the stick.
He woke up only when Vaclík kept him alive at another huge chance for the English. Kane, so criticized, playfully got rid of Kalas with a handle, but the left hand of the Czech goalkeeper intuitively shot against the ball and set off.
The Czechs continued to lose only by a goal and before the first half hour was up, they also started playing. Holeš Pickford’s shot pushed hard and forced him to hit the corner, but eight minutes later the home goalkeeper just watched as Souček fired in a huge chance next to the left post of his goal.
⏰ RESULT ⏰
🇨🇿🆚🏴 Sterling goal seals top spot for England in Group D
Who stood out? 🤔#EURO2020
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 22, 2021
“In any case, it was a much better performance than the Three Lions than against the Scots. Grealish, Saka, Sterling and Kane are still on the move, taking turns at the front and causing problems for the Czechs, “former English representative Chris Waddle commented for the BBC for the first forty-five minutes and added:” But they can’t shut down and not let their opponents into play either, because the Czech team he has confirmed several times that he is a threat to Pickford. “
After changing sides, however, the game lost its drive and spark. The home team was comfortable with a one-goal lead, so they placed emphasis on a secure defense and patiently waited for the opportunity for possible attacks. The Czech team equalized the game with increased activity, but did not get into a more serious shooting, let alone goal opportunity.
The English did not, however, although the penalties were probably demanded in the 68th minute. After the standard situation, Maguire fell at the age of sixteen with Bořil’s contribution.
However, it was one of the few moments that brought excitement in the second half. Of course, except for Henderson’s goal four minutes before the end, which, however, did not apply to the previous offside.
🏴 Bukayo Saka named Star of the Match after an electric display in attack for England 🌶️
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 22, 2021
The match thus calmly resulted in a close but well-deserved victory for the English, which was enough for them to be primate in the table.
In the end, the Czech national team finished in third place in the group, as Croatia defeated Scotland 3: 1 in a parallel match and skipped the team in Šilhavý’s table. This means waiting for the opponent and the venue and the date of the round of 16, which will be decided by Wednesday’s matches in groups E and F. Both Budapest and Glasgow are in the game.
The English, on the other hand, will play the fourth match of the championship at Wembley, where they will play against the second team from Group F. on Tuesday, June 29.
|European Football Championship:|
|Group D (London):|
|Czech Republic – England 0: 1 (0: 1)|
|Branka: 12. Sterling. Judges: Dias – Tavares, Soares – Pinherio (video, all Portugal). ŽK: Bořil. Attendance: 19,104 (limited number).|
|CR: Vaclík – Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Bořil – Souček, Holeš (84. Vydra) – Masopust (65. Hložek), Darida (65. Král), Jankto (46. Ševčík) – Schick (65. Pekhart). Coach: Squinting.|
|England: Pickford – Walker, Stones (79. Mings), Maguire, Shaw – Rice (46. Henderson), Phillips – Saka (84. Sancho), Grealish (8. Bellingham), Sterling (67. Rashford) – Kane. Trenér: Southgate.|
|About the match Croatia – Scotland|
|Table of shooters of the European Football Championship:|
|3 – Schick (Czech Republic), Ronaldo (Portugal), Wijnaldum (Netherlands), Lukaku (Belgium),|
|2 – Yaremchuk, Jarmolenko (both Ukraine), Immobile, Locatelli (both Italy), Shaqiri (Switzerland), Depay, Dumfries (both Netherlands), Poulsen (Denmark), Sterling (England), Perisic (Croatia),|
|1 – Meunier, T. Hazard, De Bruyne (all Belgium), Weghorst (Netherlands), Lainer, Gregoritsch, Arnautovic, Baumgartner (all Austria), Moore, Ramsey, C. Roberts (all Wales), Pandev, Alioski (both Northern Macedonia) ), Guerreiro, Jota (both Portugal), Lewandowski, Linetty (both Poland), Gosens, Havertz (both Germany), Insigne, Pessina (both Italy), Embolo, Seferovic (both Switzerland), Pohjanpalo (Finland), Škriniar (Slovakia) ), Forsberg (Sweden), Vlašič, Modrič (both Croatia), Griezmann (France), Fiola (Hungary), Morata (Spain), Kahveci (Turkey), Damsgaard, Christensen, Mähle (all Denmark), Mirančuk, Dzjuba (both Russia), McGregor (Scotland).|