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
Germany and Spain booked their final berths on Tuesday ©UEFA.com

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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