Europeans 2021, England-Croatia 1-0 with Sterling’s goal

England’s European Championship opens with a win. At Wembley the National Team of the ‘Three Lions’ beat Croatia 1-0 in the opening match in Group D thanks to the goal scored in the 57th minute by Sterling. Great start to the race for the hosts, at 5 ‘Sterling verticalizes for Boden who leaves from the edge a tracer that takes the inside of the pole before exiting the mirror of the goal. Three minutes after Phillips ‘powerful shot from the center-area, Livakovic blocks with his fists. At 55’ Modric’s shot from outside controlled by the goalkeeper. Two minutes later the game was released, Sterling served in the area by Phillips with a surgical right overtaking the Croatian goalkeeper from the height of the spot. Shortly after lunging on the left of the English, Kean at the far post is anticipated by a breath by Gvardiol. At 65 ‘Croatia shows up, Brozovic’s shot blocked by a defender, Rebic throws himself on the ball with the ball wide. A minute later a free kick from the edge for the English with Mount touching the crossbar. In the 75th minute he headed into the area for the rushing Sterling, the volley was high. Rebic came out, inside Petkovic. Previously, Brozovic was released for Vlasic and Brekaro for Kramaric. Among the English ranks out Kane for Bellingham and Foden for Rashford. Perisic’s cross shot from long range, Pickford blocks in a high grip. Croatia plays the Pasalic card for Kovacic. After 4 minutes of recovery the Italian referee Orsato whistles the end of the hostilities. The classification of group D, awaiting Scotland-Czech Republic tomorrow, sees England at the top with 3 points, Croatia to zero.

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