Germany advances to the last 16 with a draw with Hungary
Germany snatched their ticket to the European Cup final at the last minute, by drawing with Hungary 2-2, thanks to a goal by substitute Leon Goretzka, on Wednesday, in Munich, in the last third round of Group F competitions. The Germans will meet England at Wembley Stadium on June 29. Hungary seemed to be on its way to surprise Germany and oust it from the tournament, after he advanced with a flying header from Adam Salai in the 11th minute. Kai Haverts equalized the score for Germany in the 66th minute, but Hungary took the lead again seconds after play resumed when Andra Schäfer ran past the defenders to head the ball into the net. But after Germany coach Joachim Loew brought on the bench to collect the point he needed to qualify for the last 16, Goretzka scored to save Germany’s face in the last minutes. After France secured the first group cards without playing thanks to the results achieved on Monday in the other groups, Germany joined them on Wednesday with a very difficult draw with Hungary, which they advanced twice, before Goretzka said the decisive word in the 84th minute. France finished the group at the top with five points, after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with defending champions Portugal, which ensured its qualification among the best third-placed teams.