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GermanyGermanyRenato Dall'Ara - BolognaThursday 27 June 2019
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    09/09/2014QR (GS)Germany - Romania8-0
    MagdeburgYunus Mallı 1, P. Hofmann 12, Younes 16, J. Hofmann 44, 89, Schulz 63, Da Costa 80, Stark 86
    19/11/2013QR (GS)Romania - Germany2-2GiurgiuBumba 24, Benzar 75; P. Hofmann 29 (P), Rüdiger 52
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    05/09/2006QR (GS)Germany - Romania5-1
    WilhelmshavenGomez 13, Helmes 19, 40, Castro 78, Hunt 84; Pulhac 74
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    26/05/1998PORomania - Germany0-1
    (aet)
    BucharestSchwarz 100 ET
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Germany2200101011004310163
    Romania1010200210014013316

    Last updated 25/06/2019 10:52CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Holders Germany have reached the UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-finals for the third tournament in a row, and face a Romania side who are in the last four for the first time.

    • Both teams came through the group stage unbeaten, each collecting seven points in winning their respective sections. Germany beat Denmark 3-1 and Serbia 6-1 before a 1-1 draw against Austria to finish top of Group B; Romania sealed top spot in Group C with a goalless draw against France on matchday three having beaten Croatia 4-1 and England 4-2.

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    Jonas Hofmann celebrates the first of his two goals against Romania in Germany's 8-0 victory in 2014

    Previous meetings
    • Germany have won three of the teams' four competitive U21 fixtures, including the most recent – an 8-0 qualifying success in Magdeburg on 9 September 2014 that remains Romania's biggest European U21 Championship defeat. Seven different players were on target for a Germany side coached by Horst Hrubesch, Jonas Hofmann scoring twice against Viorel Moldovan's Romania, whose team included Dragoș Nedelcu and George Pușcaș.

    • The game in Giurgiu on 19 November 2013 had ended all square, Claudiu Bumba and Romario Benzar on target for the home side and Philipp Hofmann and Antonio Rüdiger replying for Germany. That was one of only two qualifying fixtures Germany failed to win as they finished first in the section to reach the play-offs, where they beat Ukraine; runners-up Romania were eliminated.

    • Germany put five goals past Romania in qualifying for the 2007 finals, Patrick Helmes scoring twice and Mario Gomez, Gonzalo Castro and Aaron Hunt once each in a 5-1 win. Germany progressed to the play-offs, where they were beaten by England; Romania were eliminated.

    • Romania's only previous finals appearance, on home soil in 1998, featured a 1-0 extra-time defeat against Germany in the classification play-off.

    • While Romania have avoided defeat only once in competitive matches against Germany, they have drawn both friendlies – 0-0 in September 1998 and 1-1 in February 2000. They were beaten 6-2 by West Germany in June 1980, with Pierre Littbarski (2) and Rudi Völler on the scoresheet.

    Highlights: Austria 1-1 Germany

    Form guide
    Germany
    • This is Germany's fifth U21 semi-final, and a third in a row. Their record is W3 L1:
    1982: Soviet Union W 9-3 aggregate (4-3 away, 5-0 home – as West Germany)
    2009: Italy W 1-0
    2015: Portugal L 0-5
    2017: England W 2-2 (aet, 4-3 pens)

    • The 5-0 semi-final loss to Portugal four years ago is Germany's record European U21 Championship defeat.

    • Germany were champions in 2017, their second U21 title following their 2009 success in Sweden. Two years ago in Poland, they finished second in Group C, qualifying for the semi-finals as the best runners-up over the three sections; they beat England 4-3 on penalties in the last four after a 2-2 draw before a Mitchell Weiser goal earned a 1-0 final win against Spain.

    • This is the eighth time Germany have qualified for an eight or 12-team final tournament. Aside from their two titles, they were semi-finalists in 2015 and quarter-finalists in 1998. They also reached the last eight in 1990, 1992 and 1996.

    Serdar: German character key to qualification

    • As West Germany, they were runners-up to England in 1982.

    • Germany qualified for these finals as Group 5 winners, picking up 25 points from their ten fixtures (W8 D1 L1) and scoring 33 goals – the most of any of the 11 qualified teams, though non-qualifiers Portugal matched that figure. With wins in their last three qualifiers, Germany's results at these finals have now extended their unbeaten run in competitive games to ten (W8 D2).

    • A 1-0 loss against Italy on matchday three in 2017 is Germany's sole defeat in their last eight matches in the final tournament (W5 D2).

    • Four members of Germany's squad were in the victorious 2017 party; Levin Öztunalı, Waldemar Anton, Mahmoud Dahoud and Nadiem Amiri. Anton was a late replacement for Jonathan Tah.

    • Öztunalı was also part of the victorious Germany side at the 2014 European U19 Championship in Hungary.

    • Lukas Nmecha scored England's winner in both the semi-final and the final at the 2017 European U19 Championship; having switched his international allegiance, the Hamburg-born striker made his Germany U21 debut against England in March.

    Highlights: France 0-0 Romania

    Romania
    • This is Romania's first U21 semi-final – they are the 22nd country to appear in the last four and the first debutants at this stage since Belarus in 2011.

    • This is Romania's first international semi-final appearance at any level since the 1981 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where they were beaten 1-0 by West Germany after extra time in the last four. Romania went on to beat England by the same scoreline in the third-place play-off.

    • Romania are appearing in the final tournament for only the second time, and the first in 21 years; they lost to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 1998 tournament, which Romania hosted.

    • Romania lost all three games at those 1998 finals; they were subsequently beaten by Germany (0-1) and Russia (1-2) to finish in eighth place.

    • Since that appearance 21 years ago, Romania have reached the play-offs twice, losing over two legs to France (0-5) ahead of the 2002 finals and England (1-2) in 2011 qualifying.

    Hagi eyeing final spot with Romania

    • This time round, however, Romania were one of five teams to qualify unbeaten (W7 D3), with their four goals against the joint lowest total along with England. They won their final four qualifiers, keeping clean sheets in the last three to make it six overall in the group. They have not lost in this competition in 13 matches (W9 D4), since a 2-0 qualifying defeat in Bulgaria on 11 October 2016.

    • Before drawing with France, Romania had won six successive European U21 Championship matches, scoring 18 goals – including four in each of the last three – and conceding only four.

    Links and trivia
    • The four semi-finalists have all qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo – Romania's fourth appearance overall and a first since 1964, which was also held in the Japanese capital. Germany's nine Olympic appearances have yielded two medals; bronze in Seoul in 1988 and silver in Rio de Janeiro three years ago.

    • Nmecha set up a goal in Manchester City's 3-3 draw against Leicester's U23 side, featuring Alexandru Pașcanu, in the Premier League 2 in January 2017. The pair also featured in a 1-1 draw between the teams in September 2016.

    • Nmecha was on target in Manchester City's 4-3 defeat by an Arsenal side including Vlad Dragomir in the Premier League 2 in August 2017. Both players also appeared in a 1-0 Arsenal win in December 2017.

    • Romania coach Mirel Radoi helped Romania to a 5-1 friendly win against Germany in April 2004.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2019/matches/round=2000800/match=2027440/prematch/background/index.html#germany+romania+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Germany - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Alexander Nübel30/09/199622Schalke - 903012-
    12Florian Müller13/11/199721Mainz - 0000--
    23Markus Schubert12/06/199821Dresden - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Benjamin Henrichs23/02/199722MonacoS60309-
    3Lukas Klostermann03/06/199623Leipzig - 9230162
    4Jonathan Tah11/02/199623Leverkusen - 403010-
    5Timo Baumgartl04/03/199623Stuttgart - 8130111
    14Maximilian Mittelstädt18/03/199722Hertha - 10001-
    15Waldemar Anton20/07/199622Hannover - 60006-
    17Felix Uduokhai09/09/199721Wolfsburg - 10001-
    20Robin Koch17/07/199622Freiburg - 20103-
    Midfielders
    6Maximilian Eggestein08/12/199622Bremen - 7130101
    7Levin Öztunali15/03/199623Mainz - 7330174
    8Mahmoud Dahoud01/01/199623Dortmund - 5231153
    16Suat Serdar11/04/199722Schalke - 222042
    18Nadiem Amiri27/10/199622Hoffenheim - 5130152
    19Florian Neuhaus16/03/199722Mönchengladbach - 7130101
    21Arne Maier08/01/199920Hertha - 202141
    22Eduard Löwen28/01/199722Nürnberg - 0000--
    Forwards
    9Lukas Nmecha14/12/199820Preston - 00101-
    10Luca Waldschmidt19/05/199623Freiburg - 413576
    11Marco Richter24/11/199721Augsburg - 103343
    13Johannes Eggestein08/05/199821Bremen - 30003-
    Coach
    -Stefan Kuntz30/10/196256 - 1003021-
    Romania - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Ionuț Radu28/05/199722Genoa - 1003013-
    12Cătălin Cabuz18/06/199623Hermannstadt - 0000--
    23Daniel Vlad15/04/199920FCSB - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Radu Boboc24/04/199920Viitorul - 30104-
    3Florin-Bogdan Ștefan09/05/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 60208-
    4Alexandru Pașcanu28/09/199820Leicester - 1002012-
    5Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 7030151
    6Cristian Manea09/08/199721CFR Cluj - 603016-
    13Grigore Ricardo07/04/199920Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000--
    15Virgil Ghiţă04/06/199821Viitorul - 10001-
    18Adrian Rus18/03/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 30104-
    Midfielders
    7Florinel Coman10/04/199821FCSB - 8132113
    10Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Viitorul - 9232124
    14Vlad Dragomir24/04/199920Perugia - 00202-
    16Dragoş Nedelcu16/02/199722FCSB - 602016-
    17Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199721Universitatea Craiova - 9230122
    20Andrei Ciobanu 18/01/199821Viitorul - 40004-
    21Tudor Băluţă27/03/199920Viitorul - 003131
    22Darius Olaru03/03/199821Gaz Metan - 00202-
    Forwards
    8Dennis Man26/08/199820FCSB - 8320103
    9George Puşcaş08/04/199623Palermo - 87322113
    11Adrian Petre11/02/199821Esbjerg - 322153
    19Andrei Ivan04/01/199722Rapid Wien - 312061
    Coach
    -Matei Mirel Radoi22/03/198138 - 40307-

    Last updated 27/06/2019 12:17CET

    Head coach Only this chapter

    Stefan Kuntz

    Date of birth: 30 October 1962
    Nationality: German
    Playing career: Borussia Neunkirchen (twice), Bochum (twice), Bayer Uerdingen, Kaiserslautern, Beşiktaş, Arminia Bielefeld
    Coaching career: Borussia Neunkirchen, Karlsruhe, Waldhof Mannheim, Ahlen, Germany U21

    • A former striker renowned for his clinical finishing, Kuntz stuck to his roots for the early part of his career and only left his local club Neunkirchen when he was 20 years old. At the time he made his Bundesliga debut for Bochum, Kuntz was also training to become a policeman.

    • He left Bochum as the Bundesliga's top goalscorer in 1985/86 (22 goals) and spent three years at Bayer Uerdingen before joining Kaiserslautern. Kuntz described his six seasons with the Red Devils as the most memorable of his career, winning the German Cup (1990) and the Bundesliga title (1991).

    • The first non-international to become Germany's footballer of the year, in 1991, he finally made his Germany debut aged 31. He played a significant role en route to winning EURO '96 in England, scoring in the semi-final against the hosts, and still holds Germany's record for most caps without defeat at 25 (W20 D5).

    • After spells at Beşiktaş and Bielefeld, he ended his professional career back at Bochum, but continued to play in the lower leagues. The first phase of his life as a coach proved brief; having studied sports management, Kuntz then tried his hand as general manager for Koblenz and Bochum before serving as Kaiserslautern's CEO for eight years.

    • In August 2016, he was suprisingly appointed as Germany's Under-21 coach and led the team to European glory at the finals in Poland the following summer.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609860.html#stefan+kuntz

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    Mirel Rădoi

    Date of birth: 22 March 1981
    Nationality: Romanian
    Playing career: Extensiv Craiova, Steaua București (now FCSB), Al-Hilal, Al-Ain, Al-Ahli, Al-Arabi
    Coaching career: FCSB, Romania U21

    • Rădoi came through the youth ranks at home-town club Drobeta-Turnu Severin before joining Extensiv Craiova aged 18; a year and 14 top-flight appearances later, Steaua took him to Bucharest, where his fighting qualities made him a fan favourite.

    • Over eight and a half years at Steaua, Rădoi won three league titles and two Romanian Super Cups, also playing a key role as the club reached the 2005/06 UEFA Cup semi-finals – a campaign that provided 13 of his 50 UEFA club competition appearances in their colours.

    • Moved to the Middle East in January 2009, representing four clubs and winning two championships in both Saudi Arabia – where he was named player of the year in 2010 – and the UAE. Represented Romania 67 times, including at UEFA EURO 2008.

    • Upon retirement Rădoi returned to Steaua as head coach in July 2015, but lasted only five months in the post.

    • Joined the Romanian Football Federation in March 2018 to become sports manager of the Under-21 national side; following Daniel Isăilă's departure for Saudi Arabia that August, Rădoi stepped into his shoes, overseeing victories in the last four qualifiers to earn Romania a place in the finals for the first time since 1998.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609870.html#mirel+radoi

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    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeOrel Grinfeld (ISR)
    • Assistant refereesRoy Hassan (ISR) , Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
    • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Guida (ITA)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMichael Fabri (ITA)
    • Fourth officialAndris Treimanis (LVA)
    • UEFA Referee observerRoberto Rosetti (ITA)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Orel Grinfeld21/08/1981750

    Orel Grinfeeld

    Referee since: 1997
    First division: 2009
    FIFA badge: 2012

    Tournaments: 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

    Finals
    N/A

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    17/06/2019U21GS-FTGermanyDenmark3-1Udine

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    14/11/2015U19QRRomaniaAndorra2-0Oradea
    17/11/2015U19QRSwitzerlandRomania3-1Oradea
    07/12/2017UELGSTSG 1899 HoffenheimPFC Ludogorets 19451-1Sinsheim
    29/11/2018UELGSFC SalzburgRB Leipzig1-0Salzburg
    17/06/2019U21GS-FTGermanyDenmark3-1Udine

    Last updated 25/06/2019 11:39CET

    Competition facts Only this chapter

    Under-21 historical statistics (competitive matches)

    Champions (hosts)
    2017: Germany 1-0 Spain (Poland)
    2015: Sweden 0-0 Portugal, aet, 4-3 pens (Czech Republic)
    2013: Spain 4-2 Italy (Israel)
    2011: Spain 2-0 Switzerland (Denmark)
    2009: Germany 4-0 England (Sweden)
    2007: Netherlands 4-1 Serbia (Netherlands)
    2006: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (Portugal)
    2004: Italy 3-0 Serbia and Montenegro (Germany)
    2002: Czech Republic 0-0 France, aet, 3-1 pens (Switzerland)
    2000: Italy 2-1 Czech Republic (Slovakia)
    1998: Spain 1-0 Greece (Romania)
    1996: Italy 1-1 Spain, aet, 4-2 pens (Spain)
    1994: Italy 1-0 Portugal, aet (France)
    1992 Italy 2-1 Sweden (agg; 2-0, 0-1)
    1990 USSR 7-3 Yugoslavia (agg; 4-2, 3-1)
    1988 France 3-0 Greece (agg; 0-0, 3-0)
    1986 Spain 3-3 Italy (agg; 1-2, 2-1, 3-0 pens)
    1984 England 3-0 Spain (agg; 1-0, 2-0)
    1982 England 5-4 West Germany (agg; 3-1, 2-3)
    1980 USSR 1-0 East Germany (agg; 0-0, 1-0)
    1978 Yugoslavia 5-4 East Germany (agg; 1-0, 4-4)
    Finals contested up to, and including 1992, were over two legs

    Final statistics

    • In 2007 the Netherlands became the first, and so far only, team to win the competition on home territory since the switch to a new format in 1994. Until then the final had been decided on a two-legged basis. Spain came closest in 1996, losing the final on penalties to Italy.

    • Since the 1992-94 change Italy have won four finals, the 2013 loss to Spain their first final reverse. The only other sides to have won it more than once are Spain (1998, 2011, 2013), Germany (2009, 2017) and the Netherlands (2006, 2007).

    • The 2013 edition was the highest-scoring single-match final as Thiago Alcántara's hat-trick helped Spain defeat Italy 4-2 in Jerusalem.

    • Seven red cards have been issued in single-match finals, most recently for Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov in 2007.

    • Thiago's 2013 hat-trick was the first since 1994's move to a one-off game; Andrea Pirlo (Italy 2000), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands 2006) and Sandro Wagner (Germany 2009) have all scored twice in a one-off match. Prior to that Gary Owen (England 1982), Franck Sauzée (France 1988) and Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR 1990) had all scored twice in one leg of a final.

    • Vahid Halilhodžić (for Yugoslavia v East Germany 1978) and Pierre Littbarski (for West Germany v England 1982) are the other players to have scored a final hat-trick.

    • Since the single-match finals began three have ended in penalty shoot-outs, nine-man Italy triumphing 4-2 against Spain in 1996. The Czech Republic then prevailed 3-1 over France in 2002 and Sweden 4-3 against Portugal in 2015 following the competition's only two goalless finals.

    • Only the 1994 final has been decided in extra time, substitute Pierluigi Orlandini winning it for Italy against Portugal with the only goal in the 97th minute.

    • Ten players have won the European U21 title twice: Danny Thomas (England 1982, 1984), Dario Marcolin and Roberto Muzzi (Italy 1992, 1994), Fabio Cannavaro and Christian Panucci (Italy 1994, 1996), Kenneth Vermeer, Arnold Kruiswijk, Daniël de Ridder, Ron Vlaar and Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands 2006, 2007) and David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain and Diego Mariño (Spain 2011, 2013).

    • The fulcrum of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad had also been involved in U21 final victories: Cannavaro (1994 and 1996), Filippo Inzaghi (1994), Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (1996), Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso (2000) and Marco Amelia, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Andrea Barzagli (2004).

    • Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad included six members of the squad that lifted the 2009 U21 title in Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil.

    • Laurent Blanc was the first player to achieve the treble of a U21 title (1988), a FIFA World Cup winners' medal (1998) and a UEFA European Championship victory (2000). Spain duo Juan Mata and Javi Martínez were the next players to do so after glory at the 2010 World Cup, U21s in Denmark in 2011 and UEFA EURO 2012.

    Leading scorers

    All time (including qualifying)
    Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 15
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    Roy Makaay (Netherlands) 14

    All time (final tournaments)
    Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6
    Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    Adrian López (Spain) 5
    Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5

    Finals top scorers
    2017: Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5
    2015: Jan Kliment (Czech Republic) 3
    2013: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 4
    2011: Adrián (Spain) 5
    2009: Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    2007: Maceo Rigters (Netherlands) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 4
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy), Johan Elmander (Sweden) 4
    2002: Massimo Maccarone (Italy) 3
    2000: David Jarolím (Czech Republic), Igor Tudor (Croatia), Lukáš Došek (Czech Republic) 2
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway), Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece) 3
    1996: Raúl González (Spain) 3
    1994: João Vieira Pinto (Portugal) 3
    1992: Renato Buso (Italy) 3
    1990: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia), Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR) 3
    1988: Aris Karasavvidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Leading scorers per U21 campaign (qualifying to final)
    2017: Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) 11
    2015: Saido Berahino (England) 10
    2013: Rodrigo (Spain) 12
    2011: Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 10
    2009: Robert Acquafresca (Italy) 8
    2007: Nikita Bazhenov (Russia), Igor Denisov (Russia), Dragan Mrdja (Serbia), Maceo Rigters (Netherlands), Theo Walcott (England) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy) 11
    2002: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland) 9
    2000: Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway) 9
    1996: Roy Makaay (Netherlands), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway) 10
    1994: Toni (Portugal) 8
    1992: Peter Møller (Denmark) 9
    1990: Igor Kolyvanov (USSR) 9
    1988: Aristidis Karasavidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Biggest win:
    All-time
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava

    Final
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Malmö New Stadium, Malmo, Sweden

    Most goals in a game:
    14: Spain 14-0 San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    7: Czech Republic 4-3 Croatia, 01/06/00
    Group stage, Mestský Stadium, Trencin, Slovakia

    Final
    8: Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany, 31/05/78
    (second leg, Yugoslavia won 5-4 on agg), Mostar, Yugoslavia

    Record attendance:
    42,000: Turkey 1-1 Germany, 18/11/03
    2004 qualifying play-off, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul

    Final tournament
    35,500: Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy won 4-2 on pens) 31/05/96
    Final, Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1640650.html#competition+facts

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    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Germany

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (05/09/2017)
      Germany 1-0 Kosovo
      1-0 Eggestein 45
      Nübel, Klostermann, Baumgartl, Anton (46 Neuhaus), Öztunali, Eggestein, Amiri, Horn, Hartel (66 Waldschmidt), Eggestein (77 Serra), Kehrer
    • (06/10/2017)
      Germany 6-1 Azerbaijan
      1-0 Ochs 8, 2-0 Dahoud 34, 3-0 Ochs 37, 4-0 Krivotsyuk 53 (og) , 5-0 Hartel 72, 6-0 Teuchert 83, 6-1 Safarzade 86
      Nübel, Henrichs (67 Neuhaus), Klostermann, Tah, Baumgartl, Dahoud (71 Eggestein), Platte, Teuchert, Ochs, Hartel (75 Waldschmidt), Kehrer
    • (10/10/2017)
      Norway 3-1 Germany
      0-1 Teuchert 31, 1-1 Thorsby 45, 2-1 Ødegaard 56, 3-1 Thorsby 71
      Nübel, Henrichs, Tah, Baumgartl, Platte (73 Serra), Teuchert, Eggestein (81 Eggestein), Stenzel, Ochs (61 Passlack), Hartel, Kehrer
    • (09/11/2017)
      Azerbaijan 0-7 Germany
      0-1 Hartel 2, 0-2 Amiri 14, 0-3 Seydel 28, 0-4 Hartel 46, 0-5 Hartel 58, 0-6 Klostermann 60, 0-7 Öztunali 84
      Nübel, Klostermann, Baumgartl, Anton, Öztunali, Dahoud (42 Neuhaus), Amiri, Ochs, Seydel, Hartel (61 Serra), Kehrer (56 Stenzel)
    • (14/11/2017)
      Israel 2-5 Germany
      0-1 Dahoud 17, 1-1 Barshazky 44, 1-2 Klostermann 54, 2-2 Weissman 73, 2-3 Seydel 79, 2-4 Baumgartl 82, 2-5 Neuhaus 90+1
      Nübel, Klostermann, Baumgartl, Anton (12 Neuhaus), Öztunali, Dahoud, Amiri, Teuchert (80 Löwen), Ochs, Hartel (67 Seydel), Kehrer
    • (22/03/2018)
      Germany 3-0 Israel
      1-0 Löwen 11, 2-0 Teuchert 26, 3-0 Öztunali 88 (P)
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Tah, Anton, Öztunali, Dahoud (72 Neuhaus), Amiri (64 Hartel), Teuchert (75 Serra), Löwen, Eggestein
    • (27/03/2018)
      Kosovo 0-0 Germany
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Anton, Öztunali (70 Ochs), Dahoud, Amiri, Teuchert (86 Serdar), Löwen, Torunarigha, Eggestein (76 Serra)
    • (11/09/2018)
      Republic of Ireland 0-6 Germany
      0-1 Seydel 6, 0-2 Teuchert 22 (P) , 0-3 Teuchert 66, 0-4 Teuchert 73 (P) , 0-5 Serdar 83 (P) , 0-6 Serdar 86
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Baumgartl, Anton, Seydel (54 Richter), Teuchert, Löwen (67 Maier), Neuhaus, Torunarigha (46 Serdar), Eggestein
    • (12/10/2018)
      Germany 2-1 Norway
      1-0 Teuchert 21, 2-0 Waldschmidt 31, 2-1 Risa 46
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Tah, Baumgartl, Maier, Waldschmidt, Teuchert (72 Serra), Löwen (72 Koch), Neuhaus (86 Öztunali), Eggestein
    • (16/10/2018)
      Germany 2-0 Republic of Ireland
      1-0 Serra 32, 2-0 Öztunali 40
      Nicolas, Baumgartl (77 Klostermann), Koch, Öztunali, Sabiri, Serra (57 Waldschmidt), Mittelstädt, Ochs, Hartel, Uduokhai, Eggestein
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Germany32101037
      Denmark3201646
      Austria3111444
      Serbia30031100
      Matchday 1 (17/06/2019)
      Germany 3-1 Denmark
      1-0 Richter 28, 2-0 Richter 52, 3-0 Waldschmidt 65, 3-1 Skov 73 (P)
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Tah, Baumgartl, Eggestein, Öztunali, Dahoud (79 Serdar), Waldschmidt, Richter (70 Amiri), Maier (46 Neuhaus)
    • Matchday 2 (20/06/2019)
      Germany 6-1 Serbia
      1-0 Richter 16, 2-0 Waldschmidt 30, 3-0 Waldschmidt 37, 4-0 Dahoud 69, 5-0 Waldschmidt 80, 5-1 A. Živković 85 (P) , 6-1 Maier 90+2
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Tah, Baumgartl, Eggestein (67 Maier), Öztunali (46 Amiri), Dahoud, Waldschmidt, Richter (74 L. Nmecha), Neuhaus
    • Matchday 3 (23/06/2019)
      Austria 1-1 Germany
      0-1 Waldschmidt 14, 1-1 Danso 24 (P)
      Nübel, Henrichs, Klostermann, Tah, Baumgartl, Eggestein (83 Koch), Öztunali, Dahoud, Waldschmidt, Richter (56 Amiri), Neuhaus (56 Serdar)
    • Semi-finals
      Matchday 4 (27/06/2019)
      Germany-Romania

    Romania

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (13/06/2017)
      Liechtenstein 0-2 Romania
      0-1 Puşcaş 45, 0-2 Puşcaş 71
      Radu, Pașcanu, Radu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Casap (76 Oaidă), Puşcaş, Hagi (68 Coman), Morutan (46 Ciobanu ), Dulca, Măţan
    • (01/09/2017)
      Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-3 Romania
      1-0 Nedelcu 23 (og) , 1-1 Puşcaş 32, 1-2 Coman 54, 1-3 Man 90+5
      Radu, Radu (70 Ștefan), Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Dulca (40 Coman), Puşcaş, Hagi, Cicâldău, Nedelcu, Costache (64 Man)
    • (05/09/2017)
      Romania 1-1 Switzerland
      0-1 Oberlin 19, 1-1 Puşcaş 22
      Radu, Radu (77 Ștefan), Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman, Puşcaş, Hagi (83 Man), Cicâldău, Nedelcu, Costache (45 Ciobanu )
    • (06/10/2017)
      Switzerland 0-2 Romania
      0-1 Dobre 24, 0-2 Cicâldău 87
      Radu, Radu, Pașcanu, Manea, Puşcaş (88 Tudorie), Hagi (77 Screciu), Dobre, Nedelcearu, Burlacu (65 Costache), Dulca, Cicâldău
    • (10/11/2017)
      Romania 1-1 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Gonçalves 16, 1-1 Man 66
      Radu, Radu, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman (90 Balaure), Man, Puşcaş (84 Dobre), Hagi (65 Petre), Marin, Cicâldău
    • (14/11/2017)
      Wales 0-0 Romania
      Radu, Radu, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman (94 Olteanu), Man (79 Dobre), Puşcaş, Nedelcu (84 Dulca), Marin, Cicâldău
    • (07/09/2018)
      Portugal 1-2 Romania
      0-1 Cicâldău 52, 0-2 Ivan 59, 1-2 João Carvalho 85
      Radu, Boboc, Ștefan (90 Borța), Nedelcearu, Pașcanu, Coman, Man (97 Ciobanu ), Ivan, Hagi (77 Rus), Nedelcu, Cicâldău
    • (11/09/2018)
      Romania 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
      1-0 Petre 16, 2-0 Hagi 70
      Radu, Boboc (74 Ciobanu ), Ștefan, Pașcanu, Coman (68 Măţan), Man, Hagi, Petre, Oaidă, Cicâldău (84 Dulca), Rus
    • (12/10/2018)
      Romania 2-0 Wales
      1-0 Man 55, 2-0 Puşcaş 71
      Radu, Boboc, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Coman (66 Puşcaş), Man (77 Morutan), Hagi (90 Oaidă), Nedelcu, Cicâldău, Rus, Ivan
    • (16/10/2018)
      Romania 4-0 Liechtenstein
      1-0 Puşcaş 14, 2-0 Hagi 25, 3-0 Puşcaş 39, 4-0 Petre 78
      Radu, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Ghiţă, Man (57 Măţan), Puşcaş, Hagi (64 Morutan), Butean, Nedelcu, Cicâldău, Ivan (74 Petre)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Romania3210837
      France3210317
      England3012691
      Croatia3012481
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      Romania 4-1 Croatia
      1-0 Puşcaş 11 (P) , 2-0 Hagi 14, 2-1 Vlašić 18, 3-1 Băluţă 66, 4-1 Petre 90+3
      Radu, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Man (84 Olaru), Puşcaş (88 Petre), Hagi, Cicâldău, Ivan (72 Coman), Băluţă
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
      England 2-4 Romania
      0-1 Puşcaş 76 (P) , 1-1 Gray 79, 1-2 Hagi 85, 2-2 Abraham 87, 2-3 Coman 89, 2-4 Coman 90+3
      Radu, Ștefan, Pașcanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Man (74 Dragomir), Puşcaş, Hagi (87 Nedelcu), Cicâldău, Ivan (63 Coman), Băluţă
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)
      France 0-0 Romania
      Radu, Boboc, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman, Puşcaş (82 Petre), Hagi, Nedelcu, Cicâldău (58 Băluţă), Rus, Olaru (72 Dragomir)
    • Semi-finals
      Matchday 4 (27/06/2019)
      Germany-Romania

    Last updated 25/06/2019 11:39CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Germany

    Tournament record
    2017:
    winners
    2015: semi-finals
    2013:
    group stage
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009:
    winners
    2007: play-offs
    2006: group stage
    2004: group stage
    2002: did not qualify
    2000: did not qualify
    1998: quarter-finals
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: quarter-finals
    1990: quarter-finals (as West Germany)
    1988: did not qualify (as West Germany)
    1986: did not qualify (as West Germany)
    1984: did not qualify (as West Germany)
    1982: runners-up (as West Germany)
    1980: did not enter
    1978: did not enter

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    6-1: Germany v Serbia, 20/06/19
    Group stage, Nereo Rocco, Trieste
    5-0:
    West Germany v USSR, 30/04/82
    Semi-final, (Old) Tivoli, Aachen

    Qualifying
    0-11: San Marino v Germany, 17/11/09
    Qualifying group stage, Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    5-0: Portugal v Germany, 27/06/15
    Semi-final, Ander Stadium, Olomouc

    Qualifying
    4-1: Iceland v Germany, 11/08/10
    Qualifying group stage, Kaplakrikavöllur, Hafnarfjordur

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244737.html#team+facts+germany

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    Romania

    Tournament record
    2017: did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: play-offs
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: play-offs
    2000: did not qualify
    1998: eighth place
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    4-1: Romania v Croatia, 18/06/19
    Group stage, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle

    Qualifying
    0-5 twice, most recently v Azerbaijan, 25/04/95
    Qualifying group stage, Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu, Trabzon

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    2-1 twice, most recently v Russia, 30/05/98
    Seventh-place play-off, Lia Manoliu, Bucharest
    0-1: Romania v Germany, 26/05/98
    Classification play-off, Cotroceni, Bucharest

    Qualifying
    8-0: Germany v Romania, 09/09/14
    Qualifying group stage, MDCC-Arena, Magdeburg

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610450.html#team+facts+romania

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.