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Germany U21 1-0 England U21

Both England and Germany have qualified for this summer's European Championships finals in Poland

England were outclassed in a friendly defeat by Germany in Wiesbaden as preparation for this summer's European Under-21 Championship continued.

Nadiem Amiri's strike from the edge of the box wrong-footed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to open the scoring on Friday.

England's best chance fell to Alfie Mawson, but the Swansea defender's weak shot was easily saved after Nathaniel Chalobah sliced an acrobatic volley.

Jack Stephens could also have levelled, but Julian Pollersbeck saved well.

The Southampton defender then latched on to a deep free-kick inside the area late on, only to miscue his attempt from close range.

However, it was the hosts who dominated possession, with Wolfsburg midfielder Max Arnold - capped at senior level by Germany - impressing before he was substituted.

The 22-year-old went close to doubling the lead before the break with a long-range effort that Sunderland keeper Pickford watched wide.

Pickford gave an assured performance after conceding the goal, saving well on several occasions to keep the deficit at one.

Aidy Boothroyd's side are in friendly action again on Monday, when they visit Denmark.

They kick-off their finals campaign against holders Sweden on 16 June, with Slovakia and hosts Poland also in their group.


Germany U21

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 12PollersbeckSubstituted forSchwäbeat 45'minutes
  • 21JungBooked at 66mins
  • 4Stark
  • 15KempfBooked at 82mins
  • 2WeiserSubstituted forToljanat 39'minutes
  • 18AmiriSubstituted forÖztunaliat 45'minutes
  • 5Ginter
  • 10ArnoldSubstituted forPhilippat 68'minutes
  • 3Gerhardt
  • 7MeyerSubstituted forHabererat 68'minutes
  • 9SelkeSubstituted forKehrerat 86'minutes


  • 1Schwäbe
  • 13Toljan
  • 16Akpoguma
  • 17Philipp
  • 19Haberer
  • 20Öztunali
  • 22Henrichs
  • 23Vlachodimos
  • 25Mukhtar
  • 27Kehrer

England U21

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Holgate
  • 5Stephens
  • 6Mawson
  • 3Chilwell
  • 4Chalobah
  • 8WinksSubstituted forSwiftat 72'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 58'minutes
  • 10BakerBooked at 25mins
  • 11Murphy
  • 9Abraham


  • 12Gomez
  • 13Gunn
  • 14Hughes
  • 15Holding
  • 16Hause
  • 17March
  • 18Swift
  • 19Woodrow
  • 20Loftus-Cheek
  • 21Grealish
  • 22McQueen
  • 23Walton
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Germany U21 1, England U21 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany U21 1, England U21 0.

  3. Post update

    Janik Haberer (Germany U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (England U21).

  5. Post update

    Niklas Stark (Germany U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tammy Abraham (England U21).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Baker (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Murphy.

  8. Post update

    Corner, England U21. Conceded by Matthias Ginter.

  9. Post update

    Matthias Ginter (Germany U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England U21).

  11. Post update

    Corner, England U21. Conceded by Niklas Stark.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (England U21) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany U21. Thilo Kehrer replaces Davie Selke.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Baker (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by John Swift.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Davie Selke (Germany U21).

  16. Post update

    Mason Holgate (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Stephens (England U21) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Baker with a cross following a set piece situation.

  18. Booking

    Marc-Oliver Kempf (Germany U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Oliver Kempf (Germany U21).

  20. Post update

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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