Tag: Euro 2024

Euro 2024: Spain Triumphs Over England to Claim European Championship
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Euro 2024: Spain Triumphs Over England to Claim European Championship

By Score More | July 14, 2024 BERLIN, GERMANY – Spain has been crowned the new European champions after a thrilling 2-1 victory over England in the Euro 2024 final at Berlin's Olympiastadion. Spain's victory was well-deserved, with the team showcasing their characteristic entertaining and impactful football. The match contrasted sharply with England's more defensive and pragmatic approach, despite the individual talent within their squad. First Half: Tactical Battle For the first 45 minutes, England, managed by Gareth Southgate, successfully nullified Spain's strengths. Phil Foden, typically a creative force, was deployed in a defensive role to shadow Rodri, Spain’s midfield anchor. This strategy disrupted Spain’s attacking flow, limiting their opportunities. Nico Williams was the on...
Euro 2024: Netherlands vs England, 1-2
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Euro 2024: Netherlands vs England, 1-2

By Score More England secured their spot in the European Championship final, three years after their previous appearance, with a late victory over the Netherlands. The winning goal for the Three Lions (1-2) came in stoppage time at 90+1 minutes, courtesy of substitute Ollie Watkins, whose precise shot found the back of the net. Despite scrutiny over Gareth Southgate's tactics, England marches into Sunday's final in Berlin, where they will face Spain. The first half witnessed a thrilling contest between two teams eager to attack without hesitation, as seen in previous Euro matches. Similar to the other semifinal, it was a lively affair with two goals and both sides hitting the woodwork twice. England and the Netherlands maintained their tactical formations and starting lineups from th...
EURO 2024: Spain Triumphs Over France (2-1) to Secure Spot in European Championship Final
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EURO 2024: Spain Triumphs Over France (2-1) to Secure Spot in European Championship Final

By Score More In the first semi-final of the European Championship, two teams eager for victory clashed on the field. Spain, showcasing the relentless drive that has made them the top team of the tournament so far, faced France, who, after a series of draws, narrow wins, and lackluster performances, rose to a level befitting a World Cup runner-up. This showdown between two footballing powerhouses of the old continent brought not only the spectacle of an unmasked Kylian Mbappé but also two teams unburdened by caution and more focused on attacking than defending. This approach, particularly by Spain, was a refreshing change in the tournament. Before Kolo Muani scored France's first goal by a French player in this European Championship from open play (following two own goals and a penalty ...
Euro 2024: Netherlands vs. Turkey, 2-1
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Euro 2024: Netherlands vs. Turkey, 2-1

By Score More Netherlands Secure Semifinal Spot with Hard-Fought Win Over Turkey The Netherlands have booked their place in the Euro 2024 semifinals with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Turkey this Saturday. The match, held at Berlin's Olympiastadion, saw a dramatic turnaround within five minutes, with Cody Gakpo emerging as the standout performer. Pre-Match Controversy The buildup to this match was marred by controversy. Merih Demiral, Turkey's star player in the round of 16 (scoring twice against Austria), was excluded from this match and the semifinals due to a gesture associated with the far-right Turkish organization, the Grey Wolves. Before the game, there were incidents in Berlin as Turkish fans attempted to replicate Demiral’s gesture, prompting police intervention. On the ...
Euro 2024: England vs. Switzerland, 1-1, 5-4 on Penalties
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Euro 2024: England vs. Switzerland, 1-1, 5-4 on Penalties

By Score More A tale of perseverance and strategy: England advances to the semifinals In what seemed like an antidote to good football, the English national team continued to apply their cautious strategy in Euro 2024, affecting even their adversaries. This afternoon, that antidote spread once more across the Düsseldorf Arena: Switzerland fought valiantly, showing glimpses of why they were one of the best teams in this European Championship, but ultimately fell in the penalty shootout, that cruel mistress of fate. Much like Portugal in 2016, England played conservatively, but with their immense talent, they always seemed likely to advance. They have now secured a spot in the semifinals. Southgate’s Strategy: Same Players, Different Approach Gareth Southgate met the expectations o...
Euro 2024: Portugal vs. France, 0-0, 3-5 on Penalties
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Euro 2024: Portugal vs. France, 0-0, 3-5 on Penalties

By Score More Hamburg, Germany – The beautiful game is as cruel as it is thrilling. Portugal faced off against World Cup runners-up France, showcasing courage and nearly securing victory. However, in football, history remembers not the valiant, but the relentless. In the penalty shootout, the French were flawless, whereas Portugal faltered, bowing out of Euro 2024 with a 3-5 loss on penalties. End of an Era The tears of Pepe, clinging to Ronaldo post-penalties, marked the end of an era for a generation that had the quality to go further. It was a poignant moment, symbolizing the close of a chapter filled with remarkable journeys and memories. A Bold Portuguese Performance Portugal dared to match their dreams against one of the tournament favorites. They played with courage and...
Euro 2024: Spain vs. Germany, 2-1, AET
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Euro 2024: Spain vs. Germany, 2-1, AET

By Score More Stuttgart, Germany – The opening of the Euro 2024 quarterfinals was marked by aggression, counterattacks, farewells, and uncertainty. What was anticipated as an early final lived up to its billing, but only from the second half onward. Spain emerged victorious thanks to goals from Dani Olmo and Mikel Merino. This match also marked the end of Toni Kroos's career at the age of 34. First Half: Physical and Tense Eight minutes into the match, with goal opportunities still far from materializing, Pedri left the field and the tournament due to a knee injury inflicted by veteran Toni Kroos. Despite his aggression, Kroos avoided a booking, leaving Spanish fans dismayed. The first half saw numerous fouls, physical confrontations, and yellow cards. Fifteen minutes in, Yamal ...
Euro 2024: Turkey Triumphs Over Austria with a 2-1 Victory
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Euro 2024: Turkey Triumphs Over Austria with a 2-1 Victory

Leipzig, Germany – In a thrilling Euro 2024 round of 16 match, Turkey secured a 2-1 victory over Austria, dashing the hopes of many who saw Austria as the surprise package of the tournament. The win, fueled by a stellar performance from Merih Demiral, sends Turkey into the quarter-finals where they will face the Netherlands. Austria's Strong Start Falters Austria entered the match with high expectations, having impressed with their attractive style of play throughout the tournament. However, it was Turkey who struck first in dramatic fashion. Just 57 seconds into the game, Merih Demiral scored the fastest goal of the knockout stage, and the second-fastest in Euro history, with a powerful header from a corner. This early blow set the tone for a high-paced and intense match. Austria...
Euro 2024: Netherlands Triumph Over Romania with a 3-0 Victory
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Euro 2024: Netherlands Triumph Over Romania with a 3-0 Victory

By Score More Munich, Germany – In a commanding display at the Allianz Arena, the Netherlands secured a 3-0 victory over Romania, advancing to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Despite a slow start and missed opportunities, Ronald Koeman's side ultimately demonstrated their superiority on the pitch. A Slow Start for the Favorites The match began with Romania showing unexpected dominance, pressing the Dutch defense and creating early chances, particularly through Dennis Man. The first ten minutes were tense, with the Dutch struggling to find their rhythm. However, the initial Romanian surge was short-lived. Key Performances Turn the Tide The Netherlands' breakthrough came from Cody Gakpo, whose deft movement and precision shot found the back of the net at the near post. Romanian...
Euro 2024: Portugal Edges Slovenia in Penalty Shootout After a 0-0 Stalemate
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Euro 2024: Portugal Edges Slovenia in Penalty Shootout After a 0-0 Stalemate

By Score More Frankfurt, July 1, 2024 — Some matches are remembered for the heroes they create, and last night in Frankfurt, Diogo Costa became one such hero. By saving three penalties from Slovenia, Costa secured his place among football's greats. After Ricardo's legendary performance against England, we now have Diogo Costa's memorable night in Frankfurt to cherish. He deserves a statue for his heroics! Portugal faced a tough challenge but ultimately prevailed over Slovenia in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw that lasted 120 minutes. This generation of Portuguese players, aiming to claim the European national football crown, must do better. The best takeaway from this night is that they are still in the tournament. Switching back to a 4-3-3 formation brought some improveme...