EURO 2020 Matchday 3 Stats Round-Up
Wales lose 1-0 but finished in the 2nd place from Group A and are through to the Round of 16; Italy finished as Group A leaders. Ethan Ampadu was sent off in the 2nd half leaving Wales down to 10 men. Matteo Pessina scored for Italy in first half. Veratti and Belotti all missed shots. Chris Gunter also missing a header from a Daniel James corner for Wales.
Memphis Depay’s opener sent the Dutch boys on their way to a 3-0 victory over North Macedonia. With Wijnaldum scoring twice in seven minutes before Darmo Churlinov’s goal was disallowed due to off-side. Netherlands go through to the next round with Austria, who beat Ukraine 1-0. Ukraine will wait to see if they finish as one of the best third-placed teams. North Macedonia’s tournament is over.
Scotland were knocked out of Euro 2020 on Tuesday after falling to a 3-1 defeat against Croatia at Hampden Park. Steve Clarke’s side got off to a bad start and went behind courtesy of Nicola Vlasic in the 17th minute. He fired a shot from a cushioned header past David Marshall to put his side ahead. But they appeared to recover and Hampden went wild when Callum McGregor struck in the 41st minute of the game. It was not to be, though, with Luka Modric’s outside of the boot effort from outside the Scotland area hitting the back of Marshall’s net. Croatia then confirmed their place as Ivan Perisic flicked home a header from a corner.
Spain claimed the biggest win of the tournament with a 5-0 thrashing of Slovakia in their final European Championship Group E match on Wednesday to finish second in the group and set up a last-16 clash with Croatia in Copenhagen. Goals from Aymeric Laporte, Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres and two own goals from Martin Dubravka and Juraj Kucka sealed Spain’s progress to the knockout stages.
- 91 – Andras Schäfer’s goal for Hungary came just 91 seconds after Kai Havertz had equalised for Germany.
- 3 – Portugal v France is the first game in the history of the European Championships to see three penalties scored (excluding shootouts).
- 33y 186d – Karim Benzema is now the oldest player ever to score more than once in a major tournament match for France (World Cup/EUROs), overtaking Zinedine Zidane (31y 356d) v England at EURO 2004.
- 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first European player in World Cup and European Championship history to score a combined 20 goals across the two competitions.
- 5 – Bukayo Saka’s five completed take-ons are the joint-most by an English teenager at a major tournament since we have full data for the EUROs (1980) and World Cup (1966), equalling Raheem Sterling in 2014 vs Uruguay and Michael Owen in 1998 vs Argentina.
- 11 – Scotland have been eliminated at the group stages in all 11 of their appearances at major tournaments (EUROs & World Cup).
- 1 – Callum McGregor is the first Scottish player to score at the EUROs since June 18th 1996, when Ally McCoist scored against Switzerland. Scotland had gone 46 shots without scoring in the competition.
- 2 – Denmark are the first team in European Championship history to reach the knockout stages of the competition having lost their first two group stage games.
- 4 – Denmark have scored 4+ goals in a match at a major tournament for the first time since the 1998 World Cup, in a 4-1 victory vs Nigeria.
- 6 – There have already been six own goals scored at #EURO2020, double that of any previous edition of the European Championship.
- 7 – Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, no player has been involved in more major tournament goals for Russia than Artem Dzyuba (4 goals, 3 assists).
- 2 – Memphis Depay has become just the second Dutch player to both score and assist a goal in a game at both the European Championships and World Cup, after Wesley Sneijder.
- 20y 279d – Ethan Ampadu has become the youngest player in European Championships history to be shown a straight red card, aged 20 years and 279 days.
- 6 – No player has scored more major tournament goals for Switzerland than Xherdan Shaqiri, who has just whipped in his sixth across World Cup (4) and European Championship (2) matches (level with Josef Hügi).
- 18 – Italy and Wales’ last encounter was 18 years ago, in a European Championship qualifier back in September 2003. On that day, Filippo Inzaghi scored his one and only hat-trick with the Italian national team (4-0).