sport news Euro 2020: SEVEN classic clashes between England and Germany

sport news Euro 2020: SEVEN classic clashes between England and Germany
sport news Euro 2020: SEVEN classic clashes between England and Germany
England's finest hour, penalty-shootout agony (on more than one occasion) and Frank Lampard's 'ghost goal' at the World Cup... ahead of their last-16 encounter at Wembley, here are SEVEN classic encounters with the Three Lions' old rival Germany

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England will face Germany for an eighth time at a major tournament finals on Tuesday – more than any other nation.

Germany finished runners-up in the so-called group of death on Wednesday night and will be looking to give England a bloody nose at Wembley once again, 25 years on from Gareth Southgate's penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final. 

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And it doesn't make good reading for England at major tournaments, either – the Three Lions have not knocked Germany out of a tournament since the 1966 World Cup final. But ahead of their next chapter in a historic rivalry, Sportsmail takes a look back at their seven iconic clashes from years gone by.  

England have a week to prepare for their last-16 showdown with Germany at Wembley

England have a week to prepare for their last-16 showdown with Germany at Wembley

England 4-2 West Germany (AET) 1966 World Cup final

The finest hour of English football history came when Geoff Hurst netted the first and only hat-trick in a World Cup final. More than 32 million watched the game on TV, which is still a British record. 

Martin Peters scored England’s other goal at Wembley as Alf Ramsey’s side won after extra-time, with Kenneth Wolstenholme famously crying: ‘Some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over… it is now!’

England's finest hour came when they beat Germany 4-2 to win the World Cup final in 1966

England's finest hour came when they beat Germany 4-2 to win the World Cup final in 1966

West Germany 3-2 England (AET) 1970 World Cup quarter-final

England held a 2-0 lead on 50 minutes after goals from Alan Mullery and Martin Peters, but the Germans fought back in the Mexican city of Leon. 

Franz Beckenbauer and Uwe Seeler scored to take the game into extra-time, when Gerd Muller completed the turnaround on 108 minutes. 

Gordon Banks didn’t feature for the defending world champions due to an untimely bout of food poisoning. Peter Bonetti took his place in goal and did

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