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Man City stars help Spain reach last 16 of Euro 2020

24 Jun 2021
Ferran Torres

Aymeric Laporte and Ferran Torres score in 5-0 win against Slovakia while Kai Havertz nets as Germany progress

Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte and Ferran Torres scored as Spain triumphed 5-0 against Slovakia to reach UEFA Euro 2020's round of 16. 

The UEFA Euro 2012 champions were initially frustrated as Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saved a penalty by former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, but Slovakia's No 1 then scored an own goal as he failed to turn a looping ball over his crossbar with 30 minutes gone. 

Laporte made it 2-0 with a header, while the centre-back's Man City team-mate Torres added a fourth with a clever flick within a minute of his introduction as a substitute. 

Spain secured second spot in Group E and a meeting with Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic's Croatia in the last 16 on 28 June.

Havertz helps Germany through

Chelsea attacker Kai Havertz netted his second goal of UEFA Euro 2020 as Germany twice fought back to draw 2-2 against Hungary. 

Starting alongside Blues team-mate Antonio Rudiger and Man City's Ilkay Gundogan, Havertz headed in from close range to make it 1-1 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup winners. 

Germany secured second place in Group F with their draw, meaning they will take on a host of Premier League stars as they meet Group D winners England at Wembley Stadium on 29 June. 

Pogba assists France progress

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba provided an assist for Karim Benzema as France drew 2-2 with Portugal in a battle of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 champions. 

Pogba's pinpoint pass teed up France's second goal as the point earned them top spot in Group F and a knockout tie against Switzerland on 28 June.

Portugal did enough to claim a last 16 place as one of the four best third-place finishers, with a superb save from Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Rui Patricio denying Pogba a winning goal.

The holders will meet Belgium in the last 16, with Portugal's Ruben Dias coming up against his Man City colleague Kevin De Bruyne as a combined total of 18 Premier League players fill their UEFA Euro 2020 squads.

See: All the PL players in UEFA Euro 2020 squads

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