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The UEFA Euro 1996 Final was a football match played on 30 June 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1996. The match featured tournament favourites Germany, who knocked out hosts England in the previous round, and the Czech Republic, playing in only their first European Championship since the break-up of Czechoslovakia. Both teams had qualified for the knockout stage from Group C of the tournament's group stage, with Germany winning 2–0 in the teams' earlier meeting.

UEFA Euro 1996 Final
Euro1996matchprogramme.jpg
Match programme cover
EventUEFA Euro 1996
After golden goal extra time
Date30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchKarel Poborský (Czech Republic)[1]
RefereePierluigi Pairetto (Italy)[2]
Attendance73,611[3]
1992
2000

Germany won the final 2–1, with Oliver Bierhoff scoring the golden goal in the 95th minute.[4] Bierhoff had earlier equalised in the 73rd minute after Patrik Berger scored a penalty for the Czech Republic on 59 minutes after Karel Poborský had been tripped.[5]

Contents

Route to the finalEdit

Czech Republic Round Germany
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Germany 0–2 Match 1   Czech Republic 2–0
  Italy 2–1 Match 2   Russia 3–0
  Russia 3–3 Match 3   Italy 0–0
Group C runner-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Germany 3 7
2   Czech Republic 3 4
3   Italy 3 4
4   Russia 3 1
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group C winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Germany 3 7
2   Czech Republic 3 4
3   Italy 3 4
4   Russia 3 1
Source: UEFA
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
  Portugal 1–0 Quarter-finals   Croatia 2–1
  France 0–0 (a.e.t.) (6–5 p) Semi-finals   England 1–1 (a.e.t.) (6–5 p)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Czech Republic  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Report
Attendance: 73,611[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
GK 1 Petr Kouba
SW 5 Miroslav Kadlec (c)
CB 15 Michal Horňák   47'
CB 3 Jan Suchopárek
CM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
CM 13 Radek Bejbl
CM 19 Karel Rada
RW 8 Karel Poborský   88'
AM 14 Patrik Berger
LW 7 Jiří Němec
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
FW 17 Vladimír Šmicer   88'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
 
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer   69'
CB 14 Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer   63'
RWB 19 Thomas Strunz
LWB 17 Christian Ziege   91'
DM 21 Dieter Eilts   46'
AM 8 Mehmet Scholl   69'
AM 10 Thomas Häßler
CF 18 Jürgen Klinsmann (c)
CF 11 Stefan Kuntz
Substitutions:
MF 3 Marco Bode   46'
FW 20 Oliver Bierhoff   69'
Manager:
Berti Vogts

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Donato Nicoletti (Italy)
Tullio Manfredini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

Match rules

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Full Statistical Info on Euro '96". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "UEFA EURO 1996 - History - Czech Republic-Germany". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Jones, Ken (1 July 1996). "Vogts' triumph over adversity". The Independent. Independent Print. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Germany 2 Czech Republic 1". Impromptunic. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Germany Wins Euro 96 With a 'Golden Goal'". New York Times. 1 July 1996. Retrieved 19 September 2013.

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