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Germany U21 1-0 England U21

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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.

Line-ups

Germany U21

  • 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

Substitutes

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

England U21

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

Substitutes

  • 12Gomez
  • 13Gunn
  • 14Hughes
  • 15Holding
  • 16Hause
  • 17March
  • 18Swift
  • 19Woodrow
  • 20Loftus-Cheek
  • 21Grealish
  • 22McQueen
  • 23Walton
Referee:
Roi Reinshreiber

Match Stats

Home TeamGermany U21Away TeamEngland U21
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Germany U21 1, England U21 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (England U21).

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

Foul by Tammy Abraham (England U21).

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.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Matthias Ginter.

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

Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England U21).

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Niklas Stark.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Germany U21. Thilo Kehrer replaces Davie Selke.

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

Foul by Davie Selke (Germany U21).

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Marc-Oliver Kempf (Germany U21).

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

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

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (England U21).

Attempt missed. John Swift (England U21) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Davie Selke (Germany U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mason Holgate (England U21).

Attempt saved. Jack Stephens (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Jeremy Toljan.

Attempt blocked. Maximilian Philipp (Germany U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. John Swift replaces Harry Winks.

Marc-Oliver Kempf (Germany U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (England U21).

Substitution

Substitution, Germany U21. Janik Haberer replaces Max Meyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany U21. Maximilian Philipp replaces Maximilian Arnold.

Jeremy Toljan (Germany U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (England U21).

Attempt blocked. Tammy Abraham (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

Booking

Gideon Jung (Germany U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gideon Jung (Germany U21).

Tammy Abraham (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Matthias Ginter (Germany U21) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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