Germany - Hungary

Europe: European Championship
Germany K. Havertz (66), L. Goretzka (84)
Allianz Arena2-2Attendance: 12.413
Hungary Á. Szalai (11), A. Schafer (68)

Leon Goretzka: 'I'm over the moon'

By Rune Gjerulff

Leon Goretzka was 'over the moon' after his late equaliser against Hungary sent Germany through to the Euro 2020 knockout stages.

Leon Goretzka.
Leon Goretzka.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Germany finished second in Euro 2020's Group F and will face England in the last-16 after Leon Goretzka's late equaliser helped them to a 2-2 draw with Hungary on Wednesday evening.

The Bayern midfielder replaced Ilkay Gündogan just shy of the hour mark and played a key role as he made it 2-2 in the 84th minute, much to the delight of home crowd at Allianz Arena in Munich.

Speaking after the game, the 26-year-old was overjoyed with the outcome, although he admitted that the performance could have been better.

"I'm over the moon. Luckily the ball fell at my feet, and then I just put it in," Goretzka told reporters and added:

"After we made it 1-1, it was a huge mistake by us to concede again straight afterwards. We should never allow this to happen if you want to achieve something at this tournament.

"But we don't have any doubts and are full of confidence. This game was very, very difficult. There were many obstacles that were had to overcome. It's great that we managed to do so in front of our own crowd."

1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Matthias Ginter ↩82
5Mats Hummels
2Antonio Rüdiger
6Joshua Kimmich
21İlkay Gündoğan ↩58
8Toni Kroos
20Robin Gosens ↩82
7Kai Havertz ↩67
19Leroy Sané
10Serge Gnabry ↩67
12Bernd Leno
22Kevin Trapp
9Kevin Volland ↪82
11Timo Werner ↪67
25Thomas Müller ↪67
3Marcel Halstenberg
15Niklas Süle
24Robin Koch
14Jamal Musiala ↪82
17Florian Neuhaus
18Leon Goretzka ↪58
23Emre Can
1Péter Gulácsi
7Loïc Nego
21Endre Botka
6Willi Orban
4Attila Szalai
5Attila Fiola ↩88
15László Kleinheisler ↩88
8Ádám Nagy
13András Schafer
20Roland Sallai ↩75
9Ádám Szalai (C) ↩82
12Dénes Dibusz
22Ádám Bogdán
11Filip Holender
17Roland Varga
23Nemanja Nikolić ↪88
24Szabolcs Schön ↪75
2Ádám Lang
3A. Kecskés
26Bendegúz Bolla
14Gergő Lovrencsics ↪88
18David Siger
19Kevin Varga ↪82

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