Spain vs Germany UEFA Euro 2024 Quarter-Final Highlights | Mikel Merino's last-minute extra-time winner against Germany takes Spain into the Semi-Final

Spain beat Germany by 2-1 in the quarter-final of the UEFA Euro 2024 following Mikel Merino's 119th-minute strike to book their spot in the semi-final.

Abishek Goswami
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Merino wins the game at the death for Spain

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Spain beat Germany 2-1 in extra time to book their spot in the UEFA Euro 2024 semi-final. Dani Olmo scored the opener in the 51st minute to help Spain take the lead but Florian Wirtz changed the course of the game and took it to extra time by scoring a brilliant goal in the 89th minute. Mikel Merino then scored a header in the 119th minute to send La Roja in the semi-final of the 2024 Euros and they will meet either Portugal or France at the Allianz Arena on 10th July.

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Spain vs Germany: A brief highlight of the game

Olmoโ€™s strike put Spain 1-0 ahead in the 51st minute and they were cruising for the semifinals before Germany substitute 21-year-old Florian Wirtz scored an equalizer in the 89th minute, taking the game to extra time. Both sides had ample amount of chances throughout the ninety minutes but nothing could separate the teams.

As the match went into extra time, Merino scored a brilliant header in the 119th minute to secure victory and break the hearts of the German fans. Spain ended the game with 10 players following Carvajal's second yellow card, but they are through for the semis.

The hosts played one of their best tournaments in recent times. Their quarterfinal exit is far better in comparison to their group-stage exit at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.ย They were aggressive, and relentless and played the entire 120 minutes with their head held high in pride but the late winner from Merino sent them out of the tournament.

The winner of the Portugal vs France match will face Spain in the Semi-Final.

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  • Jul 06, 2024 00:20 IST
    First Semi-Finalist of Euro 2024

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:18 IST
    The Saviour

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:16 IST
    What a game!

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:14 IST
    A sad ending to Kroos' International career

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:11 IST
    Spain are through to the semi-finals

    Spain have done it. They are in the semi-final beating the hosts by 2-1 in extra time in Stuttgart.

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:10 IST
    Red Card to Dani Carvajal | 120+5'

    Carvajal picks his second yellow for his foul on Musiala and leaves the pitch.

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:07 IST
    What a chance! | 120+3'

    Fullkrug’s header off a cross from Muller goes wide by a fine margin. It was so close! 

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:02 IST
    Mikel Merino scores at the death for La Roja | 119'

    Olmo sent a perfect cross from the edge of the box towards Merino, who rose high up in the air and headed it into the back of the net. Heartbreak for the thousands of German fans in Stuttgart.

  • Jul 06, 2024 00:00 IST
    Nacho is down in pain | 115'

    Nacho collides with Wirtz and seems to have hurt his lower back.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:58 IST
    13th booking of the game | 114'

    Undav, on the Germany bench, has been booked.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:52 IST
    Rodri is booked | 110'

    Rodri is booked for his challenge on Muller.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:51 IST
    No Penalty | 107'

    Musiala’s shot hits Cucurella’s arm inside the box and Germany appeals for a penalty. The referee says no penalty as his arm was close to the body.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:49 IST
    Second half begins

    The second half of extra time begins in Stuttgart. It's all to play for in the last 15 minutes.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:48 IST
    The first half is over | Spain 1-1 Germany

    The first half of extra time is over and it's still 1-1 in Stuttgart.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:46 IST
    What a shot from Oyarzabal! | 103'

    Oyarzabal’s left-footed shot nestles past the far post. What a shot from the substitute!

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:42 IST
    Unai Simon saves another shot; Substitution for Spain | 102'

    Wirtz finds Musiala on the left and the latter cuts into the box before testing Unai Simon with a shot.

    Spain make their final change, as midfielder Fabian Ruiz who is injured is subbed off. Joselu comes on to replace him.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:40 IST
    Carvajal sees the yellow card | 100'

    Carvajal is booked for a foul on Musiala. If Spain go through, he will miss the game.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:38 IST
    Good clearance from Nacho | 98'

    Wirtz squares the ball for his forward in front of the goal but Nacho clears it.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:34 IST
    Neuer still doing his things

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:33 IST
    Wirtz sees the yellow | 94'

    Florian Wirtz, who scored the equalizer, is now booked for a challenge on Cucurella.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:30 IST
    The first half of the extra time begins

    Spain starts the extra time in Stuttgart. We are 30 minutes away from another penalty shootout.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:27 IST
    Substitution for Germany

    Anton replaces Havertz.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:26 IST
    Full time | Germany come close twice in the last minute

    Muller tries to slot home a cross from Kimmich but the ball just goes wide.

    That’s the end of regulation time. We are heading into the extra time! What a game we are witnessing here in Stuttgart!

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:20 IST
    Spain 1-1 Germany | 90'

    Four minutes of added time.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:18 IST
    Florian Wirtz scores the equalizer for Germany | 89'

    Wirtz finds the equaliser for Germany and the fans find their voice in Stuttgart. Kimmich headed the ball into the path of Wirtz, who rolled the ball into the corner. What a moment for the 21-year-old who had a sensational season with Leverkusen, and is now scoring goals in the quarter-final of the Euros.

    Florian Wirtz scores the equalizer for Germany

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:18 IST
    Another save from Unai Simon | 86'

    Kroos plays the ball into the box and Havertz tries a header but Unai Simon pushes it away.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:15 IST
    A mistake from Unai Simon but Havertz misses the golden opportunity | 84'

    Unai Simon makes a mistake in his distribution, kicking the ball straight to Havertz inside the box.

    The German forward tries to lob the keeper. The ball flows over the bar. It was a very close shot from the Arsenal forward.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:12 IST
    Unai Simon sees the Yellow Card | 82'

    The Spanish shot-stopper sees the yellow card for time-wasting.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:10 IST
    Substitution for Germany | 79'

    Muller is introduced and he replaces Tah.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:09 IST
    Double substitution for Spain | 79'

    Morata and Williams are subbed off. Oyarzabal and Merino are in for Spain. Morata gives the captain armband to Rodri before coming off the pitch.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:08 IST
    Fullkrug hits the post | 77'

    Fullkrug tries to strike the ball into the bottom corner following a perfect cross from Wirtz but loses his balance, as the ball hits the post. That was so close for the hosts to find the equalizer.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:06 IST
    Torres is booked | 74'

    Torres takes the free kick and sends it towards the top corner but Neuer keeps the ball out.

    As Germany tries to start a counter-attack through Wirtz, Torres is booked for his challenge on him.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:04 IST
    Mittelstadt sees the yellow for decent | 73'

    Mittelstadt brings down Torres on the right. But, his reaction was not up to the mark as he saw the yellow card.

  • Jul 05, 2024 23:02 IST
    Unai Simon to the rescue again for Spain | 69'

    The Spain keeper dives to his left to stop a powerful shot from Andrich from the edge of the box. It could have been the equalizer for Germany.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:57 IST
    Kroos gets the yellow card | 67'

    Toni Kroos takes the yellow card as he brings down Dani Olmo. It was coming.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:52 IST
    Substitution for Spain | 63'

    Ferran Torres replaces Lamine Yamal for Spain.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:52 IST
    Nothing comes out of Kroos' corner | 60'

    Wirtz’s shot from outside the box takes a deflection off Cucurella and goes out for a corner. Kroos puts the ball into the box from the set piece but it is cleared away.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:47 IST
    Double substitution for Germany | 57'

    Gundogan and Raum are subbed off. Fullkrug and Mittelstadt are on for Germany.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:41 IST
    Goal!!! | Dani Olmo finds the back of the net for Spain | 52'

    Yamal shows maturity as he squares the ball for Dani Olmo at the perfect time. Olmo just places the ball perfectly with his first touch and Neuer couldn't reach to the ball. Spain takes the lead early in the second half. 

    Dani Olmo rises high to celebrate the opener

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:39 IST
    What a chance for Spain! | 47'

    Lamine Yamal provides the pass to Morata who holds the ball and takes a shot which flies over the bar. Morata was claiming that he was being pulled from the back by Tah but the replay shows Tah had nothing to do with Morata's poor shot.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:36 IST
    The second half begins

    Spain kicks off the second half 

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:35 IST
    Double substitution for Germany

    Emre Can and Leroy Sane are subbed off. Florian Wirtz and Andrich are in for the Germans.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:34 IST
    Substitution for Spain

    Nacho replaces Le Normand ahead of the second half.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:32 IST
    Defensive excellence from Kimmich

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:32 IST
    Yamal magic in Stuttgart

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:31 IST
    Another masterclass performance from Fabian Ruiz

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:22 IST
    Half-Time | Spain 0-0 Germany

    Referee Anthony Taylor blows the whistle and it ends 0-0 at halftime between the two European heavyweights. Both teams had almost equal share of the possession. Spain created more danger with seven attempts at goal while Germany would consider themselves lucky that Kroos didn't see a red card after a poor tackle on Pedri so early on in the game.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:19 IST
    Comfortable for Neuer | 45'

    Yamal tries his luck from 25 yards out. The ball takes one bounce and then lands in the hands of Neuer at the goal.

    Lamine Yamal dominating the game

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:17 IST
    Williams is disappointed with his cross | 44'

    Williams finds some space to run down the left but his cross flies over everyone’s head in the box.

  • Jul 05, 2024 22:13 IST
    Olmo's strike is saved too | 38'

    Dani Olmo runs towards the box and unleashes a powerful shot from almost 25 yards out. Neuer dives to his left to stop the ball and succeeds.

    Spain vs Germany: Dani Olmo in action against Germany

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