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By Shamoon Hafez

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    Spain become record-equalling five time European U21 champions by edging past Germany.

    Have a read of the report

    Plenty of football to come next week including the Africa Cup of Nations and a rather important semi-final in the Women's World Cup.

    Until then.

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    Spain 2-1 Germany

    The Spain players are dancing in front of their supporters.

    The Germany player are in a huddle, with boss Stefan Kuntz giving a pep talk to his beaten kids.


    Spain 2-1 Germany

    All over.

    Spain hold on to gain revenge for exactly two years ago by beating Germany in the Euro U21 final.

    The subs and staff pour onto the pitch.

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    Spain 2-1 Germany

    Mikel Merino cracks a shot over for Spain.

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    Spain 2-1 Germany

    But it is Spain who pump a free-kick forward.

    Germany need to go the length of the pitch.

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    Spain 2-1 Germany

    90 seconds remaining.

    Germany trying to get forward.


    Spain 2-1 Germany

    THREE minutes to Spain to hold out, three for Germany to take the game to extra-time.

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    Spain 2-1 Germany

    Heading into injury-time, can Germany stage a remarkable turnaround?

    They have a corner which is swung in by Marco Richter but headed away well.

  9. GOAL - Spain 2-1 Germany

    Nadiem Amiri


    Germany are back in it with two minutes remaining.

    The impressive Nadiem Amiri rockets one from 30 yards into the roof of the net.

    The replays show it takes a nick off the head of Spain defender Jesus Vallejo and goalkeeper Antonio Sivera had no chance.

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    Spain 2-0 Germany

    The Spanish fans are dancing in the crowd, the Germany supporters not so.


    Spain 2-0 Germany

    Spain goalkeeper Antonio Sivera booked for time wasting.

  12. CLOSE!

    Spain 2-0 Germany

    Germany striker Luca Waldschmidt looks like he will stay on seven goals for the tournament, missing out on the outright record.

    He is played a pass by sub Lukas Nmetcha but on the stretch stabs his effort wide of the goal.


    Spain 2-0 Germany

    Some of the football Spain have played today has been incredible.

    They work the ball patiently, Daniel Olmo picking out Carlos Soler on the edge of the box, but the Valencia man's lofted shot rattles the crossbar.

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    Spain 2-0 Germany

    Into the final 10 minutes, Spain have this one wrapped up unless Germany can make an unlikely comeback.


    Spain 2-0 Germany

    Player of the tournament?

    Fabian Ruiz gets an excellent ovation as ex-Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino replaces him.

    Meanwhile, Manchester City's Lukas Nmetcha - a former England youth international - takes the place of Maximilian Eggestein.

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    Spain 2-0 Germany

    On this occasion, Borja Mayoral overplays it.

    Dani Ceballos plays his Real Madrid team-mate through on goal, but he decides to cut it back for Carlos Soler, whose shot is blocked.

  17. CLOSE!

    Spain 2-0 Germany

    Superb football from Spain, this is gorgeous stuff.

    Fabian Ruiz plays a one-two with sub Borja Mayoral and is in on goal, but screws his shot wide of the far post.

    His right foot not as potent as his left.

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    Spain 2-0 Germany

    That record goal for Germany striker Luca Waldschmidt continues to evade him.

    He thrashes a left-footed shot which goalkeeper Antonio Sivera parries, but then gathers at the second attempt.

    Bit of a butter fingers that keeper.


    Spain 2-0 Germany

    A change for each side.

    West Ham's Pablo Fornals is replaced by Borja Mayoral for Spain, while Levin Oztunali makes way for Marco Richter for Germany.


    Spain 2-0 Germany

    20 minutes remaining, big ask for Germany to turn the game around now.

    Clever foul from Spain defender Unai Nunez, bringing down Nadiem Amiri and taking a yellow card for the team.