Spain Takes on Germany in the European Championship U21 FinalPublished June 30, 2017 by Florin P
Spain starts with the first chance against Germany in the European Championship U21 Final after a dazzling display in the semifinal (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Spain made short work of Italy in the semifinals of the European Championship U21 and are ready for the final act. They take on Germany who came at the tournament with a stellar track record, but is struggling to return to form. They had a hard time defeating England in the semifinals and were lucky to advance at penalties. For the first time at this event, the Germans will start as underdogs and for a good reason.
Stellar Lineup for Spain at the EC U21
Right from the start, it was obvious that Spain will have a good shot at winning the European Championship U21. They brought the very best players, including some that have tremendous experience at the highest level. Their performance was amazing throughout the tournament, but these key players shined the brightest in the semifinal against Italy.
Saul Niguez is the player that will spend most time in the spotlight, after scoring a hat-trick against Italy. He will be hard to contain by Germany’s stiff backline, who struggled even against the less talented England. Spain will need to win the match in regulation time though, because otherwise they lose their edge in extra time and at the penalty shootout.
Germany’s Winning Streak Ended Abruptly
Germany’s Under 21 football team came to Poland with an amazing record, having won 10 consecutive official games. It was the match against Italy that brought that winning streak to a screeching halt, but nobody was concerned. They were already qualified to the next stage and took the match lightly.
Against England, Germany was on the verge of defeat and showed surprising weakness in the backline. Defenders will have an even more difficult task at containing the offensive threat posed by Spain and they are likely to fail. bet365 Sports offers odds of 9/10 on Spain Under 21 to win the European Championship U21 Final in regulation time.