Germany Snatches Last-minute Draw With Switzerland, Tops Euro 2024 Group

Germany score late to draw with Switzerland (Germany/Euro 2024)

In a thrilling finale to their Euro 2024 group stage campaign, Germany secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw against a resilient Switzerland team. The match was decided in the dying moments of stoppage time, as substitute Niclas Füllkrug headed home a dramatic equalizer.

Germany’s coach, Julian Nagelsmann, praised his team’s courage and willingness to take risks, acknowledging that the draw felt like a win given the circumstances.

Germany at Euro 2024 (Germany/Euro 2024)

Switzerland impressed throughout, protecting a 28th-minute lead courtesy of Dan Ndoye’s clever volleyed shot. They came close to doubling their advantage, but a marginal offside ruling and a fine save by Manuel Neuer denied them.

The result ensured Germany finished top of Group A, with Switzerland securing second place. Hungary took third place with a stoppage-time winner against Scotland.

Germany’s late push for the equalizer was a testament to their determination and teamwork. Füllkrug’s goal was the culmination of a frantic scramble, with six players from both teams jumping for the ball. The draw was a fitting end to an intense match, with both teams giving their all.

Nagelsmann’s tactical decisions paid off, as his substitutes made a serious impact on the game. David Raum’s cross led to Füllkrug’s equalizer, and the coach’s willingness to take risks was rewarded.

Switzerland’s coach, Murat Yakin, was also impressed with his team’s performance, saying, “We have a certain standing which we worked hard for. We’re on a good path.”

The draw sets up an exciting round of 16, with Germany facing the runner-up in Group C in Dortmund on Saturday. Switzerland heads to Berlin to face the runner-up in Group B, likely Italy or Croatia. Both teams will be looking to build on their impressive performances in the group stage.