MATCH checks out all the latest stories ahead of the European Championship taking place this summer!
NEUER v TER STEGEN!
Germany gaffer Joachim Low has a tough decision to make between Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen! Who would you choose in goal?
NEUER’S GOING NOWHERE!
- The Bayern goalkeeper isn’t just an epic shot-stopper, he’s also the captain and leader of this Germany team!
- He’s a couple of caps off reaching 100 appearances for his country – he’s a living legend of the game!
- He’s played in tons of major tournos and has a better record at saving penalties than Ter Stegen!
IT’S TER STEGEN’S TIME!
- The Barcelona goalkeeper is six years younger than Neuer and has way quicker reflexes!
- Neuer is known for his ability to play as a sweeper keeper, but Ter Stegen is just as good with his feet!
- He’s had another epic season for Barcelona and deserves the chances to play at a major tournament!
WHO ARE YA?
MATCH looks at the stars ready to make a huge impact at their first Euros!
Club: Real Sociedad
The Sweden star became the nation’s youngest-ever goalscorer back in 2017 and was dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic! He had a tough time after signing for Borussia Dortmund, but is finally starting to reach his massive potential at La Liga club Real Sociedad!
Another La Liga star, Bardhi is the highest-scoring foreign player in Levnate’s history and one of the best free-kick takers around! During the 2017-18 season, he was the deadliest set-piece taker alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi!
The Juventus is one a few players to have actually benefitted from the Euros benign postponed – he got a bad injury in January 2020 and only recovered last August, so he would’ve missed the whole tourno! Now the highly-rated young CB is looking back to his solid best!
Will any of these records be broken this summer?
7 – Portugal and Germany have progressed from the groups seven times!
0 – Austria have never won a game at the Euros in six attempts!
4 – No player has ever scored a four-goal haul at the Euros!
67 – The fastest-ever Euros goal took just 67 seconds!
5 – No side has ever won a game by more than five goals!
18 – Michel Platini’s fastest-ever hat-trick took just 18 minutes!