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Highest-scoring days in Euro history

Sun 04 July 2021 | 14:30

World football has observed the greatest day in Euro history as a 20-year-old record was broken on 23 June in the Euro Cup this year for the number of 18 goals scored in it.

As Euro 2020 witnessed the highest and the second-highest number of goals (respectively 18 and 14 goals) scored in a single day in Euro history, it stirred up the memory of previous

highest scoring days in Euro cup football history

as well.

In this regard, we have come up with the top-6 record of the

highest-scoring days in Euro history

as it seems that as time goes by, the Euro Cup football Championship would never fail to build up tremendous excitement suffusing with a deluge of goals, record-breaking feats and unimaginable dramas.

Highest-scoring days in Euro history

Before providing further comprehensive insight into the highest scoring days in Euro cup football history, let's have a fleeting glimpse of all top-6 records.

  • 23 June 2021: 18 goals (four games)

  • 28 June 2021: 14 goals (two games)

  • 21 June 2000: 14 goals (four games)

  • 18 June 1996: 13 goals (four games)

  • 6 July 1960: 12 goals (two games)

19 June 1996: 12 goals (four games

)

23 June 2021: 18 goals (four games)

Group E:

Slovakia

0-5

Spain

Sweden

3-2

Poland

Group F:

Germany

2-2

Hungary

Portugal

2-2

France

On the most prolific day in EURO finals history, among the contests of Group E and F, the number of 18 goals were scored to break the record of 14 goals in a single day in the list of the

highest-scoring days in Euro history

.

Precisely as saying, it was on June 23 2021, when 4 teams encountered in the group stage of Euro 2020, while at least 2 goals were scored in each of the four games.

In the encounters of Group F also referred to as Group of Death,

Hungary

managed to hold 3-time Euro Cup champions Germany to a draw. Hungary defended solidly and on 10 minutes, Sallai dropped off to cross brilliantly, while Szalai sent a diving header skidding past Neuer.

Afterwards, on 66 minutes Havertz headed home after that Peter Gulasci came for Joshua Kimmich’s free-kick and missed his punch.

Besides, when Szalai put a ball in between Leroy Sane and Mats Hummels, Andras Schafer burst among them so as to score Hungary's second goal. But

Germany

breathed a sigh of relief when Goretzka drew them level at 84 minutes.

At the same time, the encountering of the world champions France and Portugal resulted in a 2-2 draw. As Cristiano Ronaldo scored 2 goals, equaling Ali Daei's record for the most international goals of 109 and cancelled out Karim Benzema's double therfore led Portugal to advance to the round of 16.

In the meantime, Emil Forsberg's double, including his second-fastest goal in EURO history was cancelled out by two Lewandowski goals before Claesson scored in added time in their 3-2 triumph over Poland. Meanwhile, Spain grabbed its biggest triumph at the finals over Slovakia 5-0 as well.

28 June 2021: 14 goals (two games)

Round of 16:

Croatia

3-5

Spain

(aet)

France

3-3

Switzerland

(pens: 4-5)

Just five days following the

greatest day in EURO history

, in the knockout stage another record of the highest scoring days in Euro Cup football history was set with the involvement of two games that took identical turns inside 90 minutes.

In the match between

Croatia

and Spain, as the goaler Unai Simón misjudged Pedri's long-distance back pass, Croatia took the lead. But with the scoring of Sarabia, the sides were level at the break.

Yet Spain went 3-1 up with just 13 minutes left, as Azpilicueta headed in his first international goal and Torres scored their goal.

However, it was the ecstatic performance of Croatia's substitutes Mislav Oršić and Mario Pašalić who stroke in the last five minutes to lead the game to extra time. But at the end of the day, the goals of Álvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal secured

Spain

's victory.

In the meantime, in the match of France vs Switzerland, although Les Blues had conceded a goal early on, they reached 3-1 after Paul Pogba's scorcher as well as Karim Benzema two scorings, while 15 minutes of regulation time was already left.

But lately, when Swiss staged fight-back, Haris Seferovic put away his second goal and Mario Gavranovic's goal took the game into extra-time.

Then owing to the poor results of 30 minutes of extra time, the match went to penalties when Sommer dived to his right to make the save against Mbappe'a unsuccessful kick and therefore it was led to Switzerland's 5-4 victory in the shoot-out.

21 June 2000: 14 goals (four games)

Group C:

Yugoslavia

3-4

Spain

Slovenia

0-0

Norway

Group D:

Denmark

0-2

Czech Republic

France

2-3

Netherlands

In one of the other highest-scoring days in Euro history, the same amount of 14 goals were scored but this time in just 3 games in as much as the encounter of Slovenia and

Norway

was ended up into a goalless draw.

To make this date, the greatest day in Euro history as well, the match of Yugoslavia 3-4 Spain played a major role. Although Spain was in desperate need of a victory, they trailed 3-2 behind their opponents who were reduced to ten men after Slaviša Jokanović's was dismissed in the 63rd-minute.

Yet they managed to net twice in the added time with the scorings of Gaizka Mendieta and Alfonso Pérez for his second in the game.

Besides,

Netherland

beat France 3-2 as they came from behind twice for a victory to led them above France in Group D. Quite spectacularly for both sides Christophe Dugarry and Patrick Kluivert exchanged early strikes but David Trezeguet brought back France's lead.

Then Frank de Boer's free-kick made the result 2-2, yet Boudewijn Zenden put away the last goal of the match for the Netherland which made the fans to have barely returned to their seats.

Moreover, in the match of Denmark vs the Czech Republic, both nations showcased a performance with much commitment and tremendous drive to such a way that hung it in the balance for an hour.

Yet the Czech Republic grabbed the triumph 2-0 as Vladimir Smyser put away two goals for them in the minutes of 64 and 67.

18 June 1996: 13 goals (four games)

Group A:

Scotland

1-0

Switzerland

Netherlands

1-4

England

Group B:

France

3-1

Bulgaria

Romania

1-2

Spain

Being placed in the same group of this Euro Cup, both

France

and Spain required just a victory to progress to the next round. In case of any sides defeat, Bulgaria would have qualified.

But it did not take place because France defeated Bulgaria 3-1, while Spain beat Romania 2-1 so as to take part in making this day one of the highest-scoring days in Euro history.

In the encounter of France and

Bulgaria

, Laurent Blanc put France in front in the first half while Luboslav Penev's own goal doubled their lead to 2-0.

However, just Stoichkov's scoring was not enough to change the results especially when Patrice Loko scored France third goal in the final minute.

Also in the match of Romania vs Spain, Javier Manjarín's scored an 11th-minute opener for Spain while Florin Răducioiu equalised the results just after the half-hour. Yet, Guillermo Amor scored in the 84th minute and secured Spain's progress.

In the meantime, the contest between Scotland and Switzerland were ended up at 1-0 in the light of Ally McCoist's last ever goal for Scotland.

At the same time, in one of the highest-scoring days in Euro history, England fairly showed their best ever EURO performance so as to defeat the Netherlands 4-1. Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham scored for England.

Although in the first half just Alan Shearer scored a penalty for England, fans could not get enough of their performance after the interval when Teddy Sheringham scored in either side of Shearer's second goal.

Yet the substitute Patrick Kluivert came on to play a dramatic rescue act, while his scoring appeared to be a sort of consolation for the Netherlands.

6 July 1960: 12 goals (two games)

Semi-finals:

France

4-5

Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia

0-3

USSR

One of the

highest-scoring days in Euro history

coincides with the opening day of the time when the first edition of the Euro Cup competition was introduced in 1960. On this day, the straight semi-finals were played between France and Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia and USSR.

Although France had grabbed 3-1 and 4-2  triumphs in their last four ties, three goals in five minutes, two from Dražan Jerković, drove Yugoslavia into the final. Most amazingly, the game is still assumed to be the highest-scoring EURO match of the Euro tournament.

But at first, nobody predicts it to be such a prolific competitive game in as much as just early blows had been traded until France went 2-1 upright before half-time.

France doubled its advantage twice to head 4-2 with a quarter of an hour left, yet, three goals in five minutes from Yugoslavia terrifically smashed them.

Milan Galic, Ante Zanetic, Tomislav Knez and Drazan Jerkovic were the players who found the net for Yugoslavia. While, Jean Vincent, Francois Heutte (2) and Maryan Wisnieski were the ones who put away goals for France.

In the meantime, the USSR took benefit of a less intense contest, as Valentin Ivanov put away two goals for them. Moreover, Viktor Ponedelnik scored their third goal of the game and four days later he succeeded to score the extra-time winner in the final as well. So the USSR beat Czechoslovakia very easily with a 0-3 result.

19 June 1996: 12 goals (four games)

Group C:

Russia

3-3

Czech Republic

Italy

0-0

Germany

Group D:

Croatia

0-3

Portugal

Turkey

0-3

Denmark

It seems that two days in Euro 1996 hold the records of the highest-scoring days in Euro history. While 18 June 1996 with the amount of 13 goals was already discussed, now is the turn of its next day in which 12 goals were netted in four games, but actually better say three games on the ground of the fact that the match of

Italy

vs Germany, ended up to a goalless draw.

However, that was enough for Italy to take them through along with Germany in light of Russia's deficit. In the highest-scoring game of this day as of the encounter of Russia and the Czech Republic, Jan Suchopárek and Pavel Kuka scorings sent the

Czech Republic

competing into a two-goal lead yet it endured just for half a time.

In so far as Russia launched a jaw-dropping fightback when Aleksandr Mostovoi and Omari Tetradze drew them level. Afterwards, Vladimir Beschastnykh's scoring put them in front just when five minutes already remained.

Eventually, Substitute Vladimír Šmicer found the back of the net while just 2 minutes were only left so as to send the Czech Republic through to the quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth.

Besides, Portugal progressed into the quarter-finals with an easy 3-0 victory over already-qualified Croatia. Luís Figo was first to put away a goal after just four minutes, while João Pinto scored the second in 33 minutes and Domingos found the target lately.

Denmark also grabbed a 3-0 triumph over Turkey, in a match that was goalless at half-time, but then Brian Laudrup found the net twice on either side of Nielsen's scoring to the end of making this day the last part of our

highest-scoring days in Euro history

.

 

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