Match programme cover
|Event||UEFA Euro 1996|
|After golden goal extra time|
|Date||30 June 1996|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Karel Poborský |
|Referee||Pierluigi Pairetto (Italy)|
The UEFA Euro 1996 Final was a football match played on 30 June 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1996. The match featured tournament favourites Germany, who knocked out hosts England in the semi-finals, and the Czech Republic, who had beaten France in their semi-final. This was the Czechs' first European Championship since the break-up of Czechoslovakia three years earlier. Both teams had qualified for the knockout stage from Group C of the tournament's group stage, with Germany winning 2-0 in the teams' earlier meeting. The match was also considered as a rematch of the UEFA Euro 1976 Final, which the predecessor of Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, beat the West Germans on penalty.
Germany won the final 2-1, with Oliver Bierhoff scoring the golden goal in the 95th minute. Bierhoff had earlier equalised in the 73rd minute after Patrik Berger scored a penalty for the Czech Republic on 59 minutes after Karel Poborský had been tripped.
|Germany||0-2||Match 1||Czech Republic||2-0|
|Group C runner-up
|Final standings||Group C winner
|France||0-0 (a.e.t.) (6-5 p)||Semi-finals||England||1-1 (a.e.t.) (6-5 p)|