Good morning, Fear the Wall! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
It was an eventful weekend in the EUROs, with most the tournament’s major favorites featuring across three days. On Friday, England stumbled to a 0-0 draw against Scotland, their bitter historical rivals. Manager Gareth Southgate’s decision not to play Jadon Sancho has been met with much consternation from Bundesliga fans around the world. While Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling are both great players, it’s hard to imagine that Southgate couldn’t find some way to fit Sancho into his plans.
If England disappointed on Friday, tournament favorites France didn’t do any better against Hungary. After surrendering an early goal that sent the packed crowd at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest into a frenzy, France fought back and equalized via a goal from Antoine Griezmann.
Interestingly enough, even though France’s draw against Hungary is arguably just as surprising as England’s draw against Scotland, I haven’t seen anybody freaking out about France’s chances in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Germany absolutely fricking pasted Portugal. BVB’s star left back Raphael Guerreiro didn’t cover himself in glory, becoming the second of the club’s defenders this tournament to surrender an own goal.
In other matches, Spain dropped points again after a masterclass in poor finishing from Alvaro Morata clashed with a Robert Lewandowski goal to produce a 1-1 draw against Poland. The Italians continued their strong tournament with a 1-0 win against Wales. Turkey, who everyone is now claiming was somehow a “Dark Horse” to do well, continued their disastrous EURO 2020 with a 3-1 loss to Switzerland.
Jadon Sancho: Rumors and Rumors but Nothing Concrete
With so much interest in a possible move to Manchester United by Jadon Sancho, it’s hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t. As far as I can tell, what we do know for sure is that BVB’s front office has set an asking price of around €90-95 million plus various bonuses, as reported by Ruhr Nachrichten. It also appears that Manchester United has made at least one official offer. I’ve seen conflicting rumors about the amount of money they offered to pony up, with some claiming that the offer was close to BVB’s valuation, and others claiming the offer was far off.
Whatever the final offer ends up being, it does look more and more like the clubs are approaching an agreement. At this point, I highly doubt that Sancho will ever play again for BVB.
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Which result surprised you the most this weekend?