July 14th, 2024

Wirtz’s last-gasp equalizer sends Germany and Spain into extra time in Euro 2024 quarterfinal

By Daniella Matar, The Associated Press on July 5, 2024.

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) – Florian Wirtz’s last-gasp equalizer has sent Germany and Spain to extra time tied at 1-1 in their European Championship quarterfinal on Friday.

Spain was on the verge of eliminating the host of a major tournament for the first time in 10 attempts after substitute Dani Olmo’s strike early in the second half.

Olmo came on for a tearful Pedri in the eighth minute – the fastest replacement in Euros history – after the Spain youngster suffered from a couple of hefty challenges.

In a late onslaught, Nico Füllkrug hit the post before the leveler from fellow substitute Wirtz.

A number of players from both sides were booked and will be suspended if their team reaches Tuesday’s semifinal against Portugal or France.

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AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

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