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By The Numbers: EURO 2024 Quarter – Final Player Stats

The Last 8 of EUR0 2024 saw eight goals scored, with some standout players grabbing the headlines over the weekend.

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The Last 8 of EUR0 2024 saw eight goals scored, with some standout players grabbing the headlines over the weekend. There were late-goal and comeback heroes, while some players shone in the penalty shootouts. There was no joy for Cristiano Ronaldo, as his Portuguese side bowed out of the tournament after a penalty shootout defeat to France. Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe also fired blanks on Matchday 5, but at least they saw their sides progress. By The Numbers looks at some of the standout players from the Last 8.

Dani Olmo

In the seventh minute of Spain v Germany, Barcelona wonderkid Pedri came off as an injured substitute. His replacement was RB Leipzig’s 26-year-old midfielder Dani Olmo, and even he would not have imagined the role that he was going to play in this quarter-final. Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal have been the most talked about players for Spain at the EUROs, but Olmo proved to be the super sub in this game, delivering a goal and a late assist to send the Spanish through. He was later awarded the official Man of the Match award by UEFA.

4 – Olmo has been involved in four goals as a substitute at the EUROs (2 goals, 2 assists). Only Cesc Fàbregas (2G 3A) has a better tally among all Spanish players in the competition’s history.

Mike Maignan

As Kylian Mbappe and his team struggle to find the net, other players have stepped up. Mbappe has one penalty goal to show for his EURO efforts, while Les Bleus have two own goals outside of the new Real Madrid man. Despite a blunt attack, France have managed to get far in the tournament, thanks to a solid defence. Didier Deschamps’ three-man midfield has been pragmatic and helped limit opponents’ chances – France have conceded just one goal in five games (and that was a penalty). But goalkeeper Maignan remains the last line and chief organizer of this resolute defence.

94% – Mike Maignan has a 94% save percentage at the EUROs, the best of any keeper (minimum. 2 games played), and the best since Iker Casillas at EURO2012.

Bukayo Saka

Saka scored a late wonder goal on Saturday night to equalise for the English. But even without the goal, Arsenal’s star boy had already shown enough wizardry and was Man of the Match favourite early on. In the first half alone, Saka successfully dribbled past Switzerland’s Michel Aebischer four times in the first half, the most dribbles that one player has completed against another in a single match at the tournament. Saka would also add three shots (the most for England), and the aforementioned wondergoal. Later, he converted his penalty in the shootout helping England to a 100% success rate and exorcising some of the ghosts of EURO2020.

3 – Saka is the third English player to score a penalty in a major tournament shootout having missed one previously, after Stuart Pearce (1990-1996) and Steven Gerrard (2006-2012).

Other players

9+ – Stefan de Vrij scored the equalising goal for Netherlands vs Turkey, his first goal for his nation since 31 March 2015 (vs Spain), 42 internationals ago (over 9 years).

16 – Declan Rice has made 16 tackles at EURO2024, the second most of any player (Ferdi Kadioglu is the leader). However, it is the most by an England player in a EURO tournament since Steven Gerrard in 2012 (18).

0 – Jules Koundé and Bradley Barcola, both successfully converted their penalties in the penalty shootout, but had never taken a penalty in their professional careers before Friday night.


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