Lightning, thunder and storm for Germany in opposition to Denmark | Euro 2024 Germany | EUROtoday

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Under thunder, lightning and torrential rain that stopped the match for half an hour, a swish Germany obtained the higher of a Denmark that was decided, supported by their goalkeeper Schmeichel till the second half. Luis de la Fuente's Spain already is aware of that in the event that they beat Georgia on Sunday they must face the hosts in Stuttgart.


Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, David Raum (Benjamin Henrichs, min. 79), Antonio Rüdiger, Nico Schlotterbeck, Toni Kroos, Jamal Musiala (Florian Wirtz, min. 80), Robert Andrich (Emre Can, min. 63), Leroy Sané (Waldemar Anton, min. 87), Ilkay Gündogan (Niclas Füllkrug, min. 64) and Kai Havertz


Kasper Schmeichel, Joachim Andersen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Christensen (Jacob Bruun Larsen, min. 80), Joakim Mæhle, Alexander Bah (Victor Kristiansen, min. 80), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Thomas Delaney (Christian Nørgaard, min. 68) , Christian Eriksen, Rasmus Højlund (Jonas Wind, min. 80) and Andreas Skov Olsen (Yussuf Poulsen, min. 68)

1-0 min. 52: Kai Havertz. 2-0 min. 67: Jamal Musiala

Referee Michael Oliver

Yellow playing cards

Joachim Andersen (min. 56), Joakim Maehle (min. 59)

The first storm to interrupt free was Germany, which began off with a storm. With Andrich alongside Kroos, Gündogan freed up and Raum, Kimmich, Musiala and Sané attacking the flanks, the German gamers matched their preliminary assault with the flashing lightning bolts that cut up the darkish clouds that have been threateningly approaching within the litany of the Westfalenstadion roof.

Within 1 / 4 of an hour, Germany had a aim disallowed from a nook by Scholotteberg for a earlier deal with by Kimmich and Schmeichel Jr. recalled these nights when his father, Peter, made himself appear unbeatable. He flew previous a tough shot from Kimmich, headed a poisoned ball previous Havertz and volleyed it nicely throughout the aim line. Germany was a whirlwind and its enthusiastic followers cheered with delight because the lightning turned to thunder. The first one which broke sharp and sharp did certainly shock the followers. It coincided with the reducing of the revolutions of the steamroller that Germany had been for 1 / 4 of an hour.

Jamal Musiala scores the second goal for Germany.
Jamal Musiala scores the second aim for Germany.Thilo Schmuelgen (REUTERS)

An extended cross ball from Andersen to Eriksen turned it into a really advantageous maneuver. Cradling the ball with the surface of his boot additionally helped him move Rüdiger and stitch a shot that the Madrid heart again was in a position to deflect as a consequence of his fast response. The play gave solution to a Denmark that set the tempo higher in opposition to a shocked Germany. The duel entered a valley zone of excessive tempo and little artillery whereas the sky darkened and lit by thunder was already selecting the roof of the coliseum. A storm was approaching and it was unleashed with a torrential downpour that compelled the referee to cease the match within the thirty fifth minute. The deluge grew to become biblical with two waterfalls that fell from the corners of one of many covers as an image for the posterity of this Eurocup. The gamers and the refereeing workforce disappeared by the mouth of the locker room to take shelter from the storm whereas only some courageous individuals among the many public didn’t run in direction of the lined stands or in direction of the vomitories. There, through the half hour that the sport was stopped, the followers of each groups took the chance to fill up on beer whereas the suitable pastry chef sounded over the stadium's public tackle system. Life is Life from Europe.

With no signal of the thunderstorm within the sky and the clouds already squeezed to the restrict, the match resumed. Germany wished to repeat their preliminary cyclone and Havertz headed in an excellent Raum roller. Of course, Schmeichel's chest was completely positioned. Denmark responded with a dizzying transition after a nasty move from Sané. Eriksen made it educational with a primary contact that despatched Delaney operating to face on the sting of the world and help the courageous Hojlund. The latter, who compelled some extent, may barely get his boot below the ball for a chip that Neuer deflected.

Danish players Kasper Schmeichel and Christian Eriksen after the match and being eliminated from Euro 2024.
Danish gamers Kasper Schmeichel and Christian Eriksen after the match and being eradicated from Euro 2024.Wolfgang Rattay (REUTERS)

The break introduced one other punishing Germany, which was startled when centre-back Andersen pounced on a free ball from a nook and beat Neuer with a low left-footed shot. The VAR declared him offside and he was doubly penalised for the following play. A cross from Raum hit him on the hand. The referee didn’t see it, however the video referee did. Havertz didn’t forgive. The aim unleashed the second storm of German soccer. Havertz himself, with that stride as elegant because it was highly effective, twice confronted Schmeichel. As a category participant that he’s, he tried to complete with refined touches that went simply huge. It was Musiala who arrange the decisive second aim. It was in a kind of sequences that the brand new paradigm encourages when the workforce making an attempt to play out from the again breaks the strain with a move that crosses the strains and finds the free man able to run into the open area. Musiala didn’t fail. Spain, if it could deal with Georgia, ought to take notice.

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