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Off the Pitch: Euro 2020 – Day 13

Thu 24 June 2021 | 15:30

Euro 2020 keeps on giving as there was even more excitement and drama yesterday. What happened, you ask? Follow us below as we take a look at everything that happened off the pitch on day 13 of Euro 2020.

Euro 2020 has been simply amazing so far, with so many thrilling moments, brilliant goals, so much joy and laughter and unfortunately so many horrible injuries. Yesterday we had eight remaining teams competing for a spot in the Round of 16. While Spain put 5 past Slovakia’s goal and


clutched a 3-2 victory against Poland, all eyes were on the clash between Portugal and France and the David versus Goliath battle, which saw the weaker


take on the Goliath himself, which was obviously Germany.

Portugal and France battled it out until the very last minute of the game, in which both teams scored an even number of two goals and had to settle for a 2-2 draw, with a total of three penalties being given during the whole process.

Even though Ronaldo made history during their draw against France, It was Hungary who caught the attention of the world as they managed to pull off yet another historic “win” as they drew 2-2 against the obviously stronger Germany. Now these events happened on the footballing pitch, but how about off it? Let’s take a look at everything that people talked about off the pitch.

Euro 2020 – Day 13 Review

Here is everything that happened on day 13 of Euro 2020.

The joint-top goal scorer in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo

just doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. He is used to breaking unreachable records and is once again on his way to break yet another historic record. For the time being, however, he’s tied with former Iran international Ali Daei as the all-time international top scorer in men’s football. Ronaldo will definitely be looking forward to his next international match as he has his eyes set on two goals.

One, bringing more success to his nation in Euros and maybe successfully defending their crown as the champions of Europe. Two, making sure he goes on top and surpasses Ali Daei as the all-time men’s international top scorer.

The political censor (part 2)

Stadiums and landmarks in


showed up big for their country as they all lit up in rainbow colors in support of Allianz Arena and of course the LGBTQ+ community. UEFA had banned Allianz Arena from lighting up in rainbow colors due to the gesture being considered a political move rather than a social one, as UEFA deemed it to be a direct response to Hungary passing a law prohibiting education at schools about homosexuality and gender change.

That’s why all the other stadiums and landmarks rushed to their stadium in Munich’s side as they all lit up in rainbow colors. Not only these landmarks, but also fans were donning rainbow colors during Germany’s clash against Hungary. Many football fans came to the stadium wearing rainbow-colored shirts, claiming that “football is for everyone”.

UEFA had previously opened investigations into

Bayern Munich

goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s case, who was previously accused of using the rainbow-colored captain’s armband as a political symbol rather than a supportive gesture. Of course UEFA later decided to drop the investigations as many voiced their concern over the organization’s lack of support for the LGTBQ+ community. Even the likes of Pernille Harder, world’s most expensive female footballer who plays for Chelsea, were outraged about UEFA’s decision and went on to post a series of Tweets, voicing their concerns.

The online sensation

Patrice Evra revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson jokingly threatened to sue him over his hilarious TikTok video. The Frenchman has turned into a bit of a sensation with his online shenanigans on TikTok, which is why he was bound to offend someone at some point. And who better than Sir Alex Ferguson himself, who was known to have a temper with his players during his managerial days.

Patrice Evra pretended to play the bagpipes in a recent video on TikTok, where he also danced around, turned backwards to the camera, raised his kilt and showed a plastic bottom, with the sentence ‘I love this game’ written on it. That’s why the former Manchester United boss lost his cool and jokingly said that he would sue Evra over his bizarre and hilarious clip.

The former France international spent eight years at

Manchester United

, where he enjoyed a couple of quite successful seasons under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson, which led to him and his team winning several trophies, including 5 Premier League titles, 3 EFL Cups, 4 Community Shields, the FIFA Club World Cup and probably most importantly, the 2007/08 Champions League title.

As a world-class left-back, Evra made a total of 379 appearances at United, scoring 10 goals and providing 41 assists in the process, while creating a solid wall at the back alongside Rio Ferdinand and the others.

The loving family

While footballers put all their effort into their game in Euro 2020, their significant others cheer them on either from the crowd or online at home. That is why Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez stole the limelight when she posted several pictures of herself supporting her significant other during his international duty.

The 27-year-old Argentinian model was seen sharing cute snaps of herself beside Cristiano Ronaldo’s eldest son Cristiano Jr. The two seem to have bonded pretty well as they enjoyed some time together supporting the man whom both love with all their hearts.




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