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Daily Euro 2020 Thread: The semifinals are in sight for England

Are the Three Lions finally coming into form?

England v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The criticism has been higher than ever for England during Euro 2020, even though the team advanced from the group stage without allowing a single goal. That level of performance was unlikely to be enough to take down Germany in the Round of 16, but the Three Lions were up for the task, putting in a pair of goals in the last quarter of the match to move on.

Harry Kane finally got on the scoresheet, heading in the second goal to lock up the win. The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been a popular target among pundits recently, but he has bought himself some breathing room after his important contribution. We have seen in the past that it sometimes just takes one goal to get the striker really going.

England now gets a date with Ukraine, who got by Sweden in extra time last round. It has not been the most impressive run thus far from Ukraine, with a 1-0-2 group stage record somehow enough to advance to the knockout rounds, but at this point in the competition all bets are off. The path is beginning to open up for England, but we have still yet to see a complete 90-minute performance from the squad. Maybe that changes today.

Czech Republic vs. Denmark

  • 12:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm UK
  • ESPN (USA), ITV 1 (UK)
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Ukraine vs. England

  • 3:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm UK
  • ABC (USA), BBC One (UK)
  • Harry Kane