Sunday June 9, 2013 Group Stage: Group B Finished Netanya Municipal Stadium

Germany U-21 0 - 1 Spain U-21

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  1. Euro U21 - Spain oust Germany with Morata winner

    Euro U21 - Spain oust Germany with Morata winner

    Alvaro Morata struck late on as Spain reached the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Germany. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Germany U-21
    • Spain U-21
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 1-0 win for Spain. They are through to the last four.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Can is penalised for a foul on Thiago Alcántara. Germany look to be done for this match and this tournament.
    • 87' Isco departs to be replaced by Ignacio Camacho.
    • 85' Can is booked for a late challenge on Thiago.
    • 84' GOAL! Morata opens the scoring for Spain. Strong surging run into the box and he manages to outwit Leno to squeeze the ball home. A 1-0 lead late on for Spain.
    • 83' Muniain replaces Tello for Spain.
    • 81' Koke concedes a free-kick for a foul on Volland. And he picks up a booking for that effort.
    • 80' Rüdiger takes over from Rudy for Germany. One goal now might settle this match either way.
    • 78' Morata heads over the bar from Asier Illarramendi's corner. Decent effort, but just a couple of yards too high.
    • 76' Tello tries to cut into the Germany box, but he slides to the ground at the key moment.
    • 74' Some fine play by Illarramendi. Decent run and shot, but the ball spins a couple of yards wide.
    • 72' Going to be another booking here as Lasogga is shown a yellow card for a foul on Bartra.
    • 70' Change coming for Spain as Rodrigo departs to be replaced by Morata for the defending champions.
    • 69' Can takes over from Rode for Germany.
    • 67' Thiago knocks the ball wide from Illarramendi's corner. Inches away from the opening goal.
    • 66' Germany fortunate to have 11 men on the pitch after that challenge.
    • 65' Rode with a late tackle on Thiago. That should have been a second yellow card and a red card.
    • 64' Germany look to break at the other end, but Spain do enough to make up the ground with Volland looking to break at speed.
    • 63' Frantic stuff in that Germany box as Leno makes three saves blocking at the feet of Rodrigo and Berridi Inigo Martinez.
    • 62' Pierre-Michel Lasogga replaces Herrmann for Germany.
    • 61' Thiago with the free-kick into the box, but Volland is back to make the clearance.
    • 60' Isco showing some nifty footwork before he is taken out late by Holtby.
    • 58' Leno spills the ball in the centre of his goal from Moreno's cross before collecting at the second attempt. Tello then drags a shot wide of goal. Spain looking for this opening goal.
    • 57' Herrmann has been booked for pulling back Montoya after he had sped down a flank.
    • 55' Asier Illarramendi with a blistering hit that drifts a couple of yards wide of the goal. What a hit that was. Fine stuff from him.
    • 54' Some willing play by Tello down Spain's right flank. Really asking questions of that German defence.
    • 53' Rodrigo nods the ball wide in the middle from the cross. Was under pressure from a white shirt.
    • 52' Isco fails to pick up before Thiago drives a shot well over the bar from distance. Should probably have done better with the finish.
    • 51' Another Spain pass through the middle doesn't hit the mark as Leno is quickly off his line to collect.
    • 50' Spain keeping the ball at the back before trying to move through Germany which they do.
    • 49' Hector Moreno has a dash at goal from 25 yards. Plenty of power on the shot, but leaning back as the ball drops a couple of yards over.
    • 48' Illarramendi concedes a free-kick for a foul on Rode, but the ball back with De Gea seconds later.
    • 47' Spain, England and the Netherlands boasted the meanest defence in qualifying, conceding just three goals apiece en route to Israel. Spain yet to concede in these finals.
    • 46' Spain get the action off and running then in this second half.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the break. 0-0 at half-time. All to play for in the second period.
    • 44' Rode has been booked for a late foul on Isco from behind.
    • 43' Looks like 0-0 at the break then here. A pretty enjoyable first period with both sides committed to chasing goals.
    • 41' Thiago Alcántara finds himself flagged for offside.
    • 39' Hermann comes up with a shot, but De Gea on hand to make the save.
    • 38' Montoya comes up with a brilliant cross. Rodrigo meets it, but Ginter is there to make the block by throwing his body in front of the ball.
    • 37' Superb hit from Clemens. Ball curls inches wide of De Gea's right hand post. Stunning effort.
    • 36' Hector Moreno wins the ball in the air with a no-nonsense header. Germany then come again on the counter.
    • 35' Rudy with the corner. Spain clear before Hermann can't get a free hit at the cross from Clemens. Better stuff from Germany.
    • 33' Herrmann with a decent run down a flank. And he earns Germany a corner here. What will come from this?
    • 31' Thesker makes a solid clearance at the heart of the German defence. Needed to be well placed to get that one out.
    • 29' Herrmann with the effort from Volland's cutback, but a Spanish defender just does enough to make the block. Germany dangerous on the break.
    • 28' Rodrigo concedes a free-kick for a foul on Thesker.
    • 27' Tello is deemed to be in an offside position after setting off too soon.
    • 26' Fine play by Rodrigo. Germany struggling to track down his movements in the forward areas.
    • 25' Rodrigo goes beyond Leno in the Germany goal, but the finish is not there as he knocks the shot into the side netting.
    • 23' Rudy then brings down Isco before Spain again go from side to side to retain possession.
    • 21' Koke penalised for a foul on Rudy. We remain at 0-0. Spain look to build from deep.
    • 20' Spain probably deserve to be ahead enjoying more possession with Germany restricted to a couple of free-kick chances.
    • 19' Thiago so unfortunate to see a shot hit the post and spin to safety with Leno beaten.
    • 18' Germany doing well to block the run of Isco, but Spain continue on the attack here.
    • 17' Clemens whips the free-kick a couple of yards over the bar from 22 yards. So near, yet so far. Not sure if De Gea was overly concerned.
    • 16' A free-kick chance for Germany after Koke pushed Volland to the ground. Real chance here.
    • 15' Jantschke with the throw-in for Germany after Montoya failed to collect the ball deep in the opposition half.
    • 14' Volland just fails to keep the ball in out wide. Spain can pick up deep in their own half.
    • 13' Julen Lopetegui, the Spain U21 coach, making his feelings known from the touchline. His side once again begin to fraternise with possession.
    • 12' First goal in this match is going to prove so important to this match you would have to suggest.
    • 11' Tello fails to keep the ball in out wide. Germany enjoying some better moments after Spain's early possession play.
    • 10' Holtby drives the effort at goal, but De Gea is down quickly to his right to make the stop.
    • 9' Illarramendi takes out Holtby with a late challenge. Germany have a free-kick chance from 25 yards.
    • 8' Koke with his latest shot at goal. Ball wide after some neat attacking play by Thiago. Spain dominant early on.
    • 7' Ginter forced to knock the ball out of play. Taking no chances under pressure.
    • 6' Moreno concedes a free-kick for a foul on Volland. Plenty of meaty challenges flying in out there.
    • 5' Ball breaks to Koke, but he thumps a shot a couple of yards over the bar from distance. Fairly got hold of that shot, but ball was always rising.
    • 4' Hector Moreno sees his run down a flank cut out by the unflinching figure of Sorg. A fine piece of defending by him.
    • 3' Koke tries to bend a shot beyond Leno in the Germany goal, but that is an easy enough take for the keeper.
    • 2' Moreno concedes a free-kick for a foul on Herrmann. Spain taking their time to amble out of their own half at the moment. In no rush to go anywhere with it.
    • 1' Off we go then with these two football powerhouses.
    • 19:25 Teams out for the national anthems and we are almost ready to go here.
    • 19:20 Julen Lopetegui (Spain coach): "Germany play at the very highest level and their players have a lot of quality. They are versatile and they have players who are at some of the biggest teams in Europe."
    • 19:15 Rainer Adrion (Germany coach): "If we manage to stop their attacks and switch to attack immediately, then Spain are vulnerable. We need to exploit the spaces in midfield, but will also require precision with our final passes."
    • 19:10 TEAMS: Germany: Leno, Jantschke, Thesker, Ginter, Sorg, Rudy, Rode, Holtby, Herrmann, Clemens, Volland. Subs: Baumann, Horn, Sobiech, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Rudiger, Funk, Can, Polter, Lasogga. /// Spain: De Gea, Montoya, Bartra, Inigo Martínez, Moreno, Illarramendi, Koke, Thiago Alcántara, Isco, Rodrigo, Tello. Subs: Mariño, Nacho, Muniesa, Álvaro, Carvajal, Camacho, Sarabia, Morata, Muniain, Álvaro Vázquez.
    • 19:05 Netherlands are top of the group having taken six points from two games. They just demolished Russia 5-1. Spain have three points and Germany zero so far.
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    • 19:00 Hello and welcome to our coverage of the European Under-21 Championship clash between Germany and Spain. It promises to be a cracker in Netanya.
  • Summary

    • 85' Can is booked for a late challenge on Thiago.
    • 84' GOAL! Morata opens the scoring for Spain. Strong surging run into the box and he manages to outwit Leno to squeeze the ball home. A 1-0 lead late on for Spain.
    • 74' Some fine play by Illarramendi. Decent run and shot, but the ball spins a couple of yards wide.
    • 72' Going to be another booking here as Lasogga is shown a yellow card for a foul on Bartra.
    • 63' Frantic stuff in that Germany box as Leno makes three saves blocking at the feet of Rodrigo and Berridi Inigo Martinez.
    • 57' Herrmann has been booked for pulling back Montoya after he had sped down a flank.
    • 55' Asier Illarramendi with a blistering hit that drifts a couple of yards wide of the goal. What a hit that was. Fine stuff from him.
    • 44' Rode has been booked for a late foul on Isco from behind.
    • 37' Superb hit from Clemens. Ball curls inches wide of De Gea's right hand post. Stunning effort.
    • 29' Herrmann with the effort from Volland's cutback, but a Spanish defender just does enough to make the block. Germany dangerous on the break.
    • 25' Rodrigo goes beyond Leno in the Germany goal, but the finish is not there as he knocks the shot into the side netting.
    • 19' Thiago so unfortunate to see a shot hit the post and spin to safety with Leno beaten.
    • 3' Koke tries to bend a shot beyond Leno in the Germany goal, but that is an easy enough take for the keeper.
    • 19:10 TEAMS: Germany: Leno, Jantschke, Thesker, Ginter, Sorg, Rudy, Rode, Holtby, Herrmann, Clemens, Volland. Subs: Baumann, Horn, Sobiech, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Rudiger, Funk, Can, Polter, Lasogga. /// Spain: De Gea, Montoya, Bartra, Inigo Martínez, Moreno, Illarramendi, Koke, Thiago Alcántara, Isco, Rodrigo, Tello. Subs: Mariño, Nacho, Muniesa, Álvaro, Carvajal, Camacho, Sarabia, Morata, Muniain, Álvaro Vázquez.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Germany U-21

    Manager: Rainer Adrion

  • Spain U-21

    Manager: Julen Lopetegui

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.7 5
      Defenders
      5.6 6
      5.3 6
      5.5 6
      5.5 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out82′ 5.9 6
      Yellow Card Substitution Out70′ 5.7 6
      7.2 7
      Strikers
      6.1 6
      Yellow Card Substitution Out64′ 6.7 6
      5.5 6
      Subs
      Substitution In64′ Yellow Card 3.3 6
      Substitution In82′ 2 6
      Substitution In70′ Yellow Card 4.2 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.1 7
      Defenders
      6.2 7
      5.4 7
      5.8 7
      Yellow Card 5.8 7
      Midfielders
      5.6 7
      Yellow Card 6.3 7
      5.7 7
      Strikers
      Substitution Out85′ 5.3 7
      Substitution Out89′ 6.7 7
      Substitution Out73′ 5.8 7
      Subs
      Substitution In89′ 6.8 6
      Substitution In85′ 5.8 6
      Substitution In73′ Goal 8.5 8

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  1. Germany: no players from Turkey,Africa,Poland: NO win­ !!

    From Fat Tony, on Mon 10 Jun 17:27
  2. looks like it's Morata with the late winner again.

    From Not Unknown, on Sun 9 Jun 21:16
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    spain good to watch but final ball no good

    From , on Sun 9 Jun 20:15
  4. england- played 2 lost 2

    From giant, on Sun 9 Jun 19:36
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    Go Germany !!

    From Mike, on Sun 9 Jun 16:27
  6. What time is the England game?

    From Brucie, on Sun 9 Jun 15:55
  7. Vamos La Roja!

    From Brucie, on Sun 9 Jun 15:52
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