Yesterday’s Fixtures – 16. June17th Jun 2016 |
We had to wait for longer than expected, but now things are starting to get wild, for sure! The big one yesterday was Northern Ireland defeating Ukraine 2-0. This means that Ukraine is the first team in the competition that has no chance of reaching the next stage. They have zero points, with Poland and Germany having four and Northern Ireland now having three. This means that they can’t catch up with Poland or Germany, and that Northern Ireland will take the top spot if they both end on three points. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, have very good chances to reach the round of 16.
Poland-Germany was expected to be a cracking game, but it ended with a 0-0, which was kind of a surprise in itself, although a boring one. This game will be remembered best for bad attacks and wasted opportunities. Poland’s striker Arkadiusz Milik missed two great opportunities – one with a bad header and one where he simply missed the ball trying to shoot.
We had a British match-up between England-Wales that was a lot more fun again. Wales took the lead after a good free kick by Gareth Bale, but it could also be said to be a mistake by England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Englishmen then managed to turn the tables, and we had some wonderful scenes after Daniel Sturridge’s goal deep into additional time. Group B might get the most exciting last round.