The Knowledge | The curious case of the seven-match goals trend at Euro 2024

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“As of Monday morning, with seven games completed in Euro 2024, no game has had more goals than any of the earlier games. Is this the longest such run at the start of a major international tournament?” asks Artie Prendergast-Smith.

As of Monday afternoon that run ended at seven matches when Romania put three unanswered goals past Ukraine. But we still thought seven matches wouldn’t be hard to beat. We were wrong. We underestimated what a quirky run of results Euro 2024 has delivered.

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