There were no winners in the prestigious fight between England and Scotland at the European Football Championship. The British rivals split 0-0 at Wembley Stadium in London. Desired English in Group D showed poor performance, outsiders Scotland met three Lions at eye level throughout the game and had a good chance to pick up more than one point.
Even in the first half the Scots were astonishing: England central defender John Stones blocked Adams (4th)’s first shot. On the other hand, after the Stones kicked the ball into a corner (11th), with a shot from the left, Bill Foton (18th) and Harry Kane with a diving header (29th) each missed a narrow goal, and each offside. First goalkeeper Save had to show England’s Jordan Pickford, who reduced the direct deficit to Scottish Steven O’Donoghue (30th).
The Three Lions came into the match with a high pull from the break: after a shot from Mason Mount had to be intervened for the first time by Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall (48th). But Scotland were also in danger, with a volley from Lyndon Dykes being destroyed by Reese James just before the goal line (63rd). A tropic attempt slipped Adams on foot, and the shot went from a sharp angle towards the goal (78th). England’s attacking performance in the final stages was disappointing as Gareth Southgate’s top-flight team could not go against the Scottish five-man chain.
In Group D, the England team will face a direct victory on the day of the last match against the Czech Republic, which will guarantee a draw improvement. Scotland need to win against Croatia to get a chance to reach the last 16.
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