Match Reports

A Modern Analysis of Classic Games From the Past


Stewart Flaherty

A native of Middlesbrough, England, and a 2004 graduate of Loughborough University with a master’s degree in sport psychology. Flaherty has accumulated extensive experience in the men’s game, serving as both Head and Assistant coach at the Collegiate, USL League Two and youth levels. Currently working with an Ivy League NCAA Division 1 Men’s soccer program.


England vs Spain – Match Report

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 1 England 0 – 0 Spain (England win 4-2 on Penalties) Wembley Stadium, London Saturday 22nd June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) England advanced to the semi finals of Euro 96 with a nerve wracking and somewhat fortunate victory over Spain at Wembley Stadium.  After a scoreless, but not uneventfulContinue reading “England vs Spain – Match Report”

Romania vs Spain – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group B – Match Round 3 Romania 1 – 2 Spain Elland Road, Leeds Tuesday 18th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Spain qualified for the quarter finals of Euro 96 in dramatic fashion courtesy of an 84th minute game winning goal from Guillermo Amor.  The result, accompanied by Bulgaria’s 3-1 defeatContinue reading “Romania vs Spain – Match Report”

Croatia vs Denmark – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group A – Match Round 2 Croatia 3 – 0 Denmark Hillsborough, Sheffield Sunday 16th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Croatia produced an emphatic performance to stun the reigning European champions and qualify for the knockout stages with a 3-0 win over Denmark. Striker Goran Vlaovic was rewarded for his matchContinue reading “Croatia vs Denmark – Match Report”

Italy vs Russia – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group C – Match Round 1 Italy 2 – 1 Russia Anfield, Liverpool Tuesday 11th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) 1994 World Cup finalists Italy began their campaign with a fixture against Russia in Group C.  Italy finished second to Croatia in qualifying group 4, but secured their place in theContinue reading “Italy vs Russia – Match Report”

Holland vs Scotland – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group A – Match Round 1 Holland 0 – 0 Scotland Villa Park, Birmingham Monday 10th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Netherlands entered the tournament as somewhat of an enigma, being installed as one of the bookmakers’ favorites despite a tough qualifying campaign. The Netherlands finished second in Group 5 behindContinue reading “Holland vs Scotland – Match Report”

Denmark vs Portugal – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group B – Match Round 1 Denmark 1 – 1 Portugal Hillsborough, Sheffield Sunday 9th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Portugal and Denmark opened their respective Euro 96 campaigns with an entertaining 1-1 draw played out at Hillsborough. Portugal topped their qualifying group by six clear points, and had seen similarContinue reading “Denmark vs Portugal – Match Report”

Germany vs Czech Republic – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group B – Match Round 1 Germany 2 – 0 Czech Republic Old Trafford, Manchester Sunday 9th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) The Czech Republic opened their tournament campaign with a tough fixture against Germany.   Germany entered the tournament off the back of a successful qualifying campaign, topping a group thatContinue reading “Germany vs Czech Republic – Match Report”

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