Germany and Spain to meet in U21 EURO final

Germany will look to add to their sole U21 EURO title when they take on four-time winners Spain in the 2017 final at Krakow Stadium on Friday evening.

Germany and Spain booked their final berths on Tuesday
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Germany and Spain will meet in the U21 EURO final at Krakow Stadium at 20:45CET on Friday.

Germany were the first to secure their place in the showpiece on Tuesday, beating England 4-3 on penalties in their semi-final in Tychy following a pulsating 2-2 draw over 120 minutes. Friday will be only their second ever final at this level; they overcame England 4-0 in their first, in 2009.

Spain won the U21 EURO title in 2011 and 2013
Spain won the U21 EURO title in 2011 and 2013©Sportsfile

By contrast, Spain have won this competition on four occasions, including two of the past three editions. They reached this year's decider courtesy of a 3-1 defeat of ten-man Italy, Saúl Ñíguez scoring a sensational hat-trick to put his team through. Albert Celades's team have won all four of their fixtures in Poland.

Previous meetings at U21 final tournaments
1982 quarter-finals

Spain 1-0 Germany
Germany 2-0 Spain

2009 group stage
Spain 0-0 Germany

2013 group stage
Germany 0-1 Spain

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