Bayern Munich internationals: Harry Kane winner fires England into Euro 2024 quarterfinals

England v Slovakia: Round of 16 - UEFA EURO 2024
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England are through to the quarterfinals of Euro 2024 after dramatic late goals from Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane helped them survive a massive scare against Slovakia.

The Three Lions were facing an embarrassing early exit from Euro 2024 at the hands of Slovakia on Sunday, but were rescued by a stunning overhead kick from Jude Bellingham in the 95th minute. Harry Kane then headed home the winning goal in the opening minute of extra time to help England reach the quarterfinals.

It was yet another below-par performance from England, who looked out of sorts for much of the opening 94 minutes.

Ivan Schranz had given Slovakia the well deserved lead in the 25th minute, and it appeared that we would be witnessing one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history. But Gareth Southgate’s side still managed to find a way, with the inspired Bellingham producing an incredible bicycle kick in the fifth minute of added time to bring England back on level terms.

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Extra time ensued, and Kane did not take long to put England in front. The Bayern Munich striker headed home from close range after a strong header from Ivan Toney to send the ball in his path. Kane’s goal completed a remarkable turnaround for England, and the deflated Slovakia weren’t able to find a way back into the game.

Harry Kane and co. were facing an early exit from Euro 2024, but will now turn their attention to a quarterfinal tie against Switzerland with the momentum of a dramatic comeback on their side.

Hosts Germany, meanwhile, will continue their Euro 2024 campaign with a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash against Spain. Luis de la Fuente’s side came from behind to defeat Georgia 4-1 on Sunday and set up a repeat of the Euro 2008 final.

Goals from Rodri, Fabian Ruiz, Nico Williams and Dani Olmo helped Spain claim the come from behind after an own goal from Robin Le Normand had given Georgia the shock lead.