GORETZKA RESCUES BAYERN AT EURO 2020
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka scored a crucial goal as he rescued Germany from an embarrassing group stage exit at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The Bayern Munich player came off the bench to rescue a point for his team and the point was more than enough to prolong the stay of the Germans at the tournament. His goal ensured that Germany recorded a 2-2 draw with Hungary.
Bayern Munich midfielder Goretzkamissed the start of the tournament as a result of injury and manager Joachim Low would have been delighted with his return to the matchday squad. He made his first appearance as a second half substitute in the 4-2 victory over Portugal in the Germans’ second group game and the Bayern Munich midfielder was also a second half substitute against Hungary. Goretzka came on for the surprisingly ineffective IlkayGundogan on 58 minutes and he went on to play a big role for his team on the way to salvaging the point that took three-time winners Germany into the last 16.
Chelsea forward Kai Havertzbroke the Hungarian resolve after netting the equaliserfor Germany on 66 minutes only for the Germans to concede immediately after getting back into the game thanks to Andras Schafer. The difference between the two goals was two minutes as that was all it took for the joy of the German fans in Munich to be extinguished.
Hungary were on course to make an unlikely appearance in the round of 16 with a 2-1 lead before the aforementioned Goretzka struck six minutes from time to rescue a draw for his team. The Germans were far from convincing against their opponents at the Allianz Arena in Munich but they did just enough to book their place in the knockout stage as the team in second place in the most difficult group at the Euro 2020 tournament.