Spain secured their spot in the last 16 of Euro 2024 with a scintilating performance against defending champions Italy in Gelsenkirchen.They had countless chances and were dominant but won thanks to an own goal by Riccardo Calafiori in the second half.
Portugal booked their place in the last 16 as group winners at Euro 2024 following a routine victory over Turkey in Dortmund. Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva opened the scoring midway through the first half, striking first time past goalkeeper Altay Bayindir after Nuno Mendes’ cross from the left was deflected into his path.
A calamitous own goal doubled Portugal’s lead when defender Samet Akaydin failed to look up before passing it back to Bayindir, who could not prevent the ball from rolling into his own net.
Samet Akaydin scores own goal trying to pass back to the keeper Their team sealed the win when Cristiano Ronaldo unselfishly teed up Bruno Fernandes for a tap-in to make it 3-0 before an hour was played.
Luka Jovic scored a 95th-minute equaliser as Serbia grabbed a last-gasp draw against Slovenia at Euro 2024.
England wasted the chance to secure their place in the Euro 2024 knockout stages as Group C winners as they were fortunate to take a draw from a dismal display against Denmark in Frankfurt.
Gareth Southgate’s side would have topped Group C with a win after the earlier draw between Slovenia and Serbia – but were ultimately grateful for a point from a disorganised, shambolic mess of performance.
Harry Kane scored in his fourth successive major tournament to give England an 18th-minute lead but, as so often under manager Southgate, this was the signal for them to shrink into their shell to allow Danish domination. Denmark got the equaliser they deserved when Morten Hjulmand struck a thunderous 25-yard equaliser after 34 minutes.
Two late goals gave Austria a hard-fought win that boosted their hopes of reaching the last 16 at Euro 2024, but Poland became the first nation to be nocked out.This result, followed by France’s draw with the Netherlands later on Friday, meant Poland will finish bottom of Group D even if they win their final game.
It was Austria who struck first, when Gernot Trauner rose at the near post to head home Phillipp Mwene’s cross. Poland were struggling to get out of their own half at that point but quickly improved and began pushing for an equaliser.
It arrived after 30 minutes, when a cross from the right was not properly cleared, and although Jan Bednarek’s shot was blocked, Krzysztof Piatek was first to the rebound to fire low into the net.
Marko Arnautovic’s dummy allowed Christoph Baumgartner time and space to advance to the edge of the area, before he coolly slotted past Wojciech Szczesny.
Austria’s victory was sealed a few minutes later. With Poland pouring forward in search of an equaliser, Marcel Sabitzer ran clear and although he was brought down by Szczesny, Arnautovic converted the resulting penalty.
Roman Yaremchuk scored a crucial winner for Ukraine as they came from behind to beat SlovakiaThe Valencia striker had been on the pitch for 13 minutes when he gave his side the lead. A brilliant touch allowed him to delicately nudge the ball past Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka into the bottom left corner from six yards out.
Ivan Schranz scored after 17 minutes to put Slovakia in front, with his second goal in as many games, before Ukraine came back to seal a huge victory.
Shaparenko equalised for Ukraine in the 54th minute, sweeping home from close range following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross, before Yaremchuk made sure of three priceless points ten minutes from time.
Kevin De Bruyne inspired Belgium to the first Euro 2024 victory they desperately required with a virtuoso display in a thrilling victory over Romania in Cologne. Belgium were under pressure in Group E after losing their opening game to Slovakia, but responded with an outstanding attacking display to illustrate exactly why they are rated among the favourites in Germany. In a magnificent, colourful atmosphere, Youri Tielemans’ low drive put them ahead after 73 seconds, setting the platform for Belgium to create a host of chances.
Romania managed to keep them at bay, Belgium and De Bruyne were not to be denied, and Manchester City’s midfielder made the game safe when he poked home from close range after 79 minutes – leaving the group on a knife-edge as all four teams have three points.
Substitute Saba Lobjanidze wasted a golden chance for Georgia with the final kick of the game as the debutants claimed a first ever point in a major tournament with a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic.
Georgia, the lowest-ranked side in the tournament, took the lead in first-half stoppage time when striker Georges Mikautadze slotted in from the penalty spot.
But the Czech Republic – quarter-finalists three years ago – were by far the more dangerous side throughout and finally replied when Patrik Schick turned in after substitute Ondrej Lingr hit the post. Substitute Niclas Fullkrug scored a late equaliser for Germany as they rescued a draw with Switzerland to top Group A.
The Swiss thought they were going through to the last 16 as group winners after an early goal from Dan Ndoye until Fullkrug headed in the equaliser.
There was an outburst of celebration from home supporters behind the goal as Germany maintained their unbeaten start to Euro 2024.
It was a blow to Switzerland, who had defended resolutely for more than 90 minutes but they still progress to the knockout stages.
Scotland crashed out of Euro 2024 as Kevin Csoboth’s 100th-minute winner earned Hungary a stunning late victory. The Scots, who could still have held faint hopes of the last 16 with a draw, were stung on the counter-attack means Steve Clarke’s side, who did not register a shot on target, finish on one point and once again fail to make it out of a group .

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