They are going home. England prepare for a popular celebration at Wembley in the semi-final against Denmark. The “Three Lions” flew over Ukraine in the quarter-finals. Kane (2x), Maguire and Henderson put 4-0 on the scoreboard. Who can stop the European Championship madness in England now?
Ukraine – England in a nutshell
- key moment: This match was the ultimate proof of how important focus is on the spot. Ukraine was caught early in the first and second half, irresistible England do not look back.
- man of the match: Harry Kane has been criticized for not scoring a single goal in the group stage. After the two goals he scored tonight, only living legend Gary Lineker has scored more in England’s major tournaments.
- Special: Ukraine reached the quarter-finals of the tournament for the second time. At the 2006 World Cup, Italy, the later winner, was swept 3-0. Another good omen for the English language?
Ukraine-England summary (0-4)
Kane gives England a quiet first half
Especially not to give up cheap goals, Ukrainian national coach Shevchenko undoubtedly urged his players. However, Krivtsov in particular was still asleep for the first few minutes. Sterling was able to isolate Kane very easily in front of the goal with a ball inside and the striker did the rest.
Because of early 0-1, thrifty English can return to thrift mode. They let Ukraine wrestle with the ball and they didn’t get into any trouble. Yaremchuk could get past the Stones, but he couldn’t get past the pickford guard. He was eager to score his fifth clean sheet in the tournament.
On the other hand we saw some English flashes. Kane headed, Rice hit Buchan’s fist and Sancho couldn’t find a corner of the turn. Just before the break, there was some panic in England Sixteen, but that had no consequences. Shabarenko sent his plane a little wide.
Kane will open the result soon
Ukraine flooded after peace
While the first half started poorly for the Ukrainians, the second half started out quite disastrously. Maguire, Harry’s other useful, was allowed to head in a free kick without much of a hitch. After a few minutes, the score was 0-3 already hanging on the ropes. Kane nodded at close range Xu’s measured pass through Pushchan’s legs.
England seemed to want to make a statement after criticism of the harsh and somewhat restrictive football in this European Championship. After four matches at Wembley, the English also felt completely at home in the Roman Olympic Stadium. Boshan Kane was denied another hat-trick with a stunning save by a photographer, but he was hit in the ensuing corner. Substitute Henderson was happy with his debut for the national team.
At 0-4, the Three Lions got fed up. Some key players have been taken to the side as a precaution. Meanwhile, Ukraine rushed forward and approached the savior for the last time. Pickford, with his usual foul, hit a deep half-volley, but Yarmolenko could not punish this foul. For example, brilliant England ran smoothly to the semi-finals against Denmark.
Maguire: ‘Let’s hope it continues’
Harry Maguire (England): “It’s a great feeling. Reaching a semi-final in a row at a major tournament is a huge achievement. But of course we don’t want to stop there.”
“Now we have an important match ahead and this time we want to get past the World Cup finals. It’s great that we came here to win and the way we did it shows how far we’ve progressed as a team. Let’s hope it lasts!”
Harry Kane (England): “After the break we scored the second goal quickly and after that we managed to keep the ball well in the team. We are on the right track, but we haven’t achieved anything yet.”
“Wembley is now waiting for us. So far everything is going well and that gives us confidence, but we have a tough team against us with Denmark.”
“There are many players in this team who have already played the semi-finals and we know how painful it is not to qualify. We get the support of 60,000 spectators and we want to make them proud.”
England finished it all in the second half
Video: Ukraine says goodbye to the European Championship with the fans