U21 European Championships | Semi-final | England lose to Germany on penalties

England were denied a place in the final of the European Championship after suffering defeat to Germany on penalties in the semi-finals.

Julian Pollersbeck saved Nathan Redmond’s spot-kick to deny the Young Lions a meeting with finalists Spain at Krakow.

In normal time, Germany took the lead in Tychy, Poland through a Davie Selke header after half an hour. England fought back well, however, and found an equaliser minutes later through Demarai Gray.

Tammy Abraham then turned the game on its head after the break, putting Aidy Bothroyd’s side ahead for the first time in the match, but Germany evened the game up to take it to extra time – Felix Platte heading home mid-way through the second half.

Penalty shoot-out – England 3-4 Germany

  • 0-1: Maximilian Arnold scores penalty (Germany)
  • 1-1: Lewis Baker scores penalty (England)
  • 1-1: Yannick Gerhardt misses penalty
  • 1-1: Tammy Abraham misses penalty
  • 1-2: Maximilian Philipp scores penalty
  • 2-2: Ben Chilwell scores penalty
  • 2-3: Max Meyer scores penalty
  • 3-3: James Ward-Prowse scores penalty
  • 3-4: Nadiem Amiri scores penalty
  • 3-4: Nathan Redmond misses penalty

A sad day for Bothroyd’s England side, as they bow out at the semi-finals of the competition without even losing the game in normal time.

Published by Crippy

Sports journalist who is an avid football fan, enjoys debunking transfer rumours, loves to write pieces on players out in the cold and takes a large amount of pride getting a predicted XI 100% correct.

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