Win 4-0, Three Lions to Euro 2020 Semifinal


England stepped into the semifinals of Euro 2020 steadily after thwarting the resistance of Ukraine. The Three Lions won 4-0

The Ukraine vs England duel in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals was held at the Stadio Olimpico, Sunday (4/7/2021) early morning WIB. England closed the first half with a 1-0 advantage thanks to Harry Kane’s goal.

In the second half, England added three more goals. Interestingly, all three goals were created through headers.

Harry Maguire scored early in the second half to double England’s lead. Kane and Jordan Henderson then added goals for England.

Qualifying for the semifinals, England will face Denmark on July 7. Denmark had already qualified for the semifinals after winning 2-1 over the Czech Republic, Saturday (3/7/2021) night WIB.

The course of the match

England had taken the lead quickly when the game had only been running for four minutes Raheem Sterling who pierced from the left then released a through ball which was completed perfectly by Harry Kane in the penalty box.

England then comfortably controlled the game. Meanwhile, Ukraine occasionally strikes back.

Kyle Walker’s error in passing the ball gave Ukraine a chance to counterattack. It was Roman Yaremchuk who cut the ball and then dribbled it into the English penalty box. Despite being escorted by John Stones, Yaremchuk was still able to fire a shot towards goal with his left foot. But Jordan Pickford can still block the ball.

England got a free kick on the left following a foul on Sterling. Luke Shaw sent the ball into the penalty area which Kane met with a header, but the ball still bounced over the Ukraine crossbar.

Declan Rice snatched the ball gag outside the penalty box. Ukraine goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan can still parry the ball.

British attack again has not produced results. Jadon Sancho fired a shot from inside the penalty box after receiving a pull bait from Luke Shaw. But Sancho’s kick was still leading to Bushchan.

At the beginning of the second half, England scored again quickly. Two minutes after the second half of the match began, Harry Maguire scored against Ukraine to double England’s advantage.

This goal came from a free kick that England got following Serhiy Sydorchuk’s foul on Kane. Shaw, who became the executor, sent the ball into the penalty box which Maguire continued with a header.

England made Ukraine more immersed by scoring the third goal in the 50th minute. Kane once again got his name on the scoreboard to give England a 3-0 lead. Shaw’s cross was met by Kane with a header from close range.

Winning three goals did not make England slack. Kane spread the threat against Ukraine with a left-footed volley that headed into the top right corner of the Ukraine goal. But Bushchan can still parry the ball.

England added the advantage in the 63rd minute. Mason Mount’s corner was met by Jordan Henderson’s header. Liverpool’s midfielder was able to escape from the control of the Ukrainian defenders and head the ball freely.

Ukraine tried to reply through Makarenko’s shot from outside the penalty box. Pickford anticipated the ball well and parried it.

Not many chances were created by both teams in the remaining game time. The 4-0 score for England lasted until the match was over and they qualified for the semifinals of Euro 2020.


Ukraina: Georgi Bushchan; Illia Zabarnyi, Sergey Krivtsov (Tsygankov 36 ‘), Mykola Matvyenko; Oleksandr Karavaev, Serhiy Sydorchuk (Makarenko 65 ‘), Mykola Shaparenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Vitalii Mykolenko; Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk

Inggris: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw (Trippier 65′); Declan Rice (Henderson 57′), Kalvin Phillips (Bellingham 65′); Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling (Rashford 65′); Harry Kane (Calvert-Lewin 73′)

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