Spain Eliminates Germany from Euro Cup 2024

Merino Goal in 119th Minute Bounces Home Team in Quarterfinal

Spain is through to the Euro Cup 2024 semifinals off a 2-1 victory. In the dying seconds of extra time against Germany on Friday, Mikel Merino connected on a header from the center of the box to the left corner.

Just when it seemed penalties were looming, Mikel Merino rose to the occasion in the 119th minute. Latching onto a pinpoint cross from Dani Olmo, the midfielder sent a powerful header into the bottom left corner, sparking jubilation amongst the Spanish contingent.

The winners will play the survivor of the Portugal-France match later on Friday. That UEFA Euro semifinal match will take place on Tuesday. Portugal-Spain is a rematch of the 2016 final.

France enters the quarterfinal with Portugal as the Betting Odds favorite.

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Olmo Opens the Scoring

Dani Olmo opened the scoring for Spain in the 55th minute.

Spain was so close to going through to the semifinals in regular time. Then, Florian Wirtz knotted the score for Germany in the 89th minute, sending the Euro Cup 2024 quarterfinal to extra time.

Fans in Hamburg rejoiced

Soccer Betting News fans had to be upset no handball was called on this play. In betting odds, Spain was a slight favorite in the Euro Cup 2024 quarterfinal. Despite entering the Portugal clash as favorites according to betting odds, France cannot afford to underestimate their Iberian rivals. With both teams boasting world-class talent, the upcoming semifinal promises to be another nail-biting encounter.

Euro Cup 2024 semifinals: Wild Day in Germany

While football fans were glued to their screens, others across Germany prepared for a night of music. The city of Hamburg was buzzing with excitement as fans awaited a concert by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. It was a day that encapsulated the diverse passions that ignite during a major sporting event.

Spain will be head to head against France next Thursday, July 9th.

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