A staggering 28 per cent of the goals scored at Euro 2016 have come after the 87th minute. TEAMtalk recalls each one…
Any fans planning to leave matches early to beat the traffic at Euro 2016 had better think again. From the opening 23 games of the tournament there have been no fewer than 13 goals scored in the 87th minute or later.
Here are those late, late strikes, just in case you missed them.
France 2 Romania 1
Dimitri Payet set the tone on opening night in Paris with an 89th-minute wonder strike to get the hosts off to a winning start.
England 1 Russia 1
Vasili Berezutski’s stoppage-time header cancelled out Eric Dier’s 20-yard strike and rescued a point for below-par Russia.
Germany 2 Ukraine 0
Bastian Schweinsteiger came off the bench in stoppage time and promptly volleyed Germany’s killer second from a counter-attack.
Spain 1 Czech Republic 0
Gerard Pique headed in an 87th-minute Andres Iniesta cross for Spain, finally breaking the resistance of their stubborn opponents.
Belgium 0 Italy 2
Graziano Pelle sealed Italy’s victory two minutes into stoppage time when he volleyed home Antonio Candreva’s cross following a swift break.
Austria 0 Hungary 2
Zoltan Stieber raced clear in the 87th minute and beat Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer with a cheeky lob to secure all three points.
France 2 Albania 0
France were frustrated by the minnows until substitute Antoine Griezmann struck in the 90th minute, before Payet grabbed an even later goal.
England 2 Wales 1
Daniel Sturridge burst into the Wales penalty area in stoppage time and threaded his shot inside the near post to settle the British derby.
Northern Ireland 2 Ukraine 0
The Irish survived six minutes of stoppage time in the best way possible, Niall McGinn doubling their lead to earn their first ever win at the Euros.
Italy 1 Sweden 0
Eder chased Giorgio Chiellini’s 88th-minute long throw to drive home from outside the area and secure Italy’s passage into the knockout stages.
Czech Republic 2 Croatia 2
Tomas Necid’s penalty came in added time – after referee Mark Clattenburg had stopped the game with four minutes remaining after several flares went off and fighting seemingly broke out among Croatia fans.
Iceland 1 Hungary 1
Birkir Saevarsson’s unfortunate own goal – he had no choice but to try and clear from inside his own goal area – denied Iceland victory as Hungary drew level in the 88th minute of their Group F tie.