Harry’s Heroes took on the best of Europe in Euro Having a Laugh but what were their results throughout the series and who won the Germany rematch?
Thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak this year and subsequent lockdown, football has been in desperately short supply.
As a result, fans have been left watching matches in the Belarussian Premier League or the newly restarted German Bundesliga.
Now though, ITV have a series that will quench fans’ thirst for football while also featuring some noteworthy names.
Harry’s Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh is a follow-up to 2019’s The Full English and sees Harry Redknapp and his team of former England stars embark on a European tour, culminating in a highly-anticipated rematch against Germany.
But just how did Harry’s Heroes fair in their string of European fixtures?
Harry’s Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh on ITV
Harry’s Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh arrived on ITV at 9pm on Monday, May 18th.
Episodes 2 and 3 quickly followed suit on May 19th and 20th respectively.
The three-episode series follows Harry Redknapp and a team of former England stars as they go on a tour across Europe, culminating in a hotly-anticipated fixture against a team of German legends.
Not only that but we catch a glimpse of what life is like as an ex-footballer, something which has helped shine a light on some of the struggles that a selection of the players have gone through in the years since their footballing careers ended.
Results throughout the series
Obviously, the crux of the series are the various matches that Harry’s Heroes took part in but just how did they get on across the three-episode series.
Metz 3 – 1 England
The first match of the European tour came against the Metz veterans team, one of the best in the world.
Alongside star player Robert Pires, they’ve never lost a match and maintained that record against Harry’s heroes.
Nudists 5 – 5 England
The second match to feature in episode 1 was a much more eye-widening affair as Harry’s Heroes took on a team of Parisian nudists in a five-a-side fixture.
Despite the obvious distractions, the England veterans found themselves in the lead but two late goals led to a high-scoring 5-5 draw.
San Marino 3 – 5 England
Episode 2’s match against San Marino began as you’d expect. England raced off into an early lead but tired legs allowed the hosts to come back into the match. Luckily for Redknapp’s team, the five-goal lead was just too much for San Marino.
David Seaman even put some past demons to bed as his clean sheet remained intact for more than seven seconds, a noteworthy achievement after San Marino scored the fastest ever international goal against him in 1993.
Who won the England v Germany rematch?
In 2019’s The Full English, England managed to repeated the 1966 World Cup final score to beat Germany 4-2.
In 2020’s Euro Having a Laugh, the England-Germany match was a much closer encounter.
- England won the match 1-0.
But the only goal of the game didn’t arrive until there were just seven minutes remaining.
Both teams hit the crossbar and while Germany had the majority of the chances, England had the better opportunities and arguably should have doubled their lead when Kevin Philips and Teddy Sheringham were through on goal.
Harr’y Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh concluded on May 20th, 2020 but the three-episode series is available to stream via ITV Hub.