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UEFA Euro 1996 Final
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EventUEFA Euro 1996
Date30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchKarel Poborský (Czech Republic)
RefereePierluigi Pairetto (Italy)
Attendance73,611
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The UEFA Euro 1996 Final was a football match played on 30 June 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1996. The match featured tournament favourites, Germany, who knocked out hosts England in the previous round and Czech Republic, playing in only their first European Championship since the break-up of Czechoslovakia. Both teams had qualified for the knockout stage from Group C of the tournament's group stage, with Germany winning 2–0 in the teams' earlier meeting.

Germany won the final 2–1, with Oliver Bierhoff scoring the golden goal in the 95th minute. Bierhoff had earlier equalised in the 73rd minute after Patrik Berger scored a penalty for Czech Republic on 59 minutes after Karel Poborský had been tripped.

Route to the final

Czech Republic

Group stage 9 June 1996 (1996-06-09) Germany Germany.png 2–0 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Manchester  
17:00 Ziege Soccerball 26'
Möller Soccerball 32'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 37,300
Referee: David Elleray (England)
Group stage 14 June 1996 (1996-06-14) Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 2–1 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Liverpool  
19:30 Nedvěd Soccerball 5'
Bejbl Soccerball 35'
Report Chiesa Soccerball 18' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 37,320
Referee: Antonio López Nieto (Spain)
Group stage 19 June 1996 (1996-06-19) Russia Flag of Russia Good One.gif 3–3 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Liverpool  
19:30 Mostovoi Soccerball 49'
Tetradze Soccerball 54'
Beschastnykh Soccerball 85'
Report Suchopárek Soccerball 5'
Kuka Soccerball 19'
Šmicer Soccerball 88'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 21,128
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Quarter-final 23 June 1996 (1996-06-23) Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 1–0 Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal Birmingham  
18:30 Poborský Soccerball 53' Report Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 26,832
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)
Semi-final 26 June 1996 (1996-06-26) France Flag of France.png 0–0
(5–6 pen)
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Liverpool  
16:00 Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 43,877
Referee: Leslie Mottram (Scotland)
    Penalties  
Zidane Soccerball shad check
Djorkaeff Soccerball shad check
Lizarazu Soccerball shad check
Guérin Soccerball shad check
Blanc Soccerball shad check
Pedros -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Kubík
Soccerball shad check Nedvěd
Soccerball shad check Berger
Soccerball shad check Poborský
Soccerball shad check Rada
Soccerball shad check Kadlec

Germany

Group stage 9 June 1996 (1996-06-09) Germany Germany.png 2–0 Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Manchester  
17:00 Ziege Soccerball 26'
Möller Soccerball 32'
Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 37,300
Referee: David Elleray (England)
Group stage 16 June 1996 (1996-06-16) Russia Flag of Russia Good One.gif 0–3 Germany.png Germany Manchester  
15:00 Report Sammer Soccerball 56'
Klinsmann Soccerball 77'90'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Group stage 19 June 1996 (1996-06-19) Italy Flag of Italy.gif 0–0 Germany.png Germany Manchester  
19:30 Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 53,740
Referee: Guy Goethals (Belgium)
Quarter-final 23 June 1996 (1996-06-23) Germany Germany.png 2–1 Croatia.png Croatia Birmingham  
15:00 Klinsmann Soccerball 20' (pen.)
Sammer Soccerball 59'
Report Šuker Soccerball 51' Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 43,412
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)
Semi-final 26 June 1996 (1996-06-26) Germany Germany.png 1–1
(6–5 pen)
England.png England London  
19:30 Kuntz Soccerball 16' Report Shearer Soccerball 3' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 75,862
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)
    Penalties  
Häßler Soccerball shad check
Strunz Soccerball shad check
Reuter Soccerball shad check
Ziege Soccerball shad check
Kuntz Soccerball shad check
Möller Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Shearer
Soccerball shad check Platt
Soccerball shad check Pearce
Soccerball shad check Gascoigne
Soccerball shad check Sheringham
-Soccerball shade cross Southgate

Match

Details

30 June 1996 (1996-06-30)
19:00 BST
Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 1–2
(a.e.t.)
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Attendance: 73,611
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto (Italy)
Berger Soccerball 59' (pen.) Report Bierhoff Soccerball 73' Soccerball 95'
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Czech Republic
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Germany
GK 1 Petr Kouba
SW 5 Miroslav Kadlec (c)
RB 15Michal Horňák Yellow card 47'
LB 3 Jan Suchopárek
RM 4 Pavel Nedvěd
CM 13Radek Bejbl
LM 19Karel Rada
RW 8 Karel Poborský Sub off 88'
AM 14Patrik Berger
LW 7 Jiří Němec
CF 9 Pavel Kuka
Substitutions:
FW 17 Vladimír Šmicer Sub on 88'
Manager:
Dušan Uhrin
CZE-GER 1996-06-30
GK 1 Andreas Köpke
SW 6 Matthias Sammer Yellow card 69'
CB 14Markus Babbel
CB 5 Thomas Helmer Yellow card 63'
RWB19Thomas Strunz
LWB17Christian Ziege Yellow card 91'
DM 21Dieter Eilts Sub off 46'
AM 8 Mehmet Scholl Sub off 69'
AM 10Thomas Häßler
CF 18Jürgen Klinsmann (c)
CF 11Stefan Kuntz
Substitutions:
MF 3 Marco Bode Sub on 46'
FW 20Oliver Bierhoff Sub on 69'
Manager:
Berti Vogts

Man of the Match:
Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)

Assistant referees:
Donato Nicoletti (Italy)
Tullio Manfredini (Italy)
Fourth official:
Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

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