Germany U21s shine in 6-1 win over Serbia – Nübel only beaten from the spot

The Germany U21 national team have one foot in the semi-final of the EURO U21 Championship. After a 6-1 win over Serbia in Trieste (20/06), in which Alexander Nübel was only beaten from the penalty spot (as was also the case in the 3-1 win over Denmark), the German side lead Group B after taking a maximum six points from two games.

In the final group game on Sunday (23/06, kickoff 21:00 CEST) against Austria, the team only need a draw to cement their place in the semi final, which would also confirm a place in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Germany coach Kuntz very pleased

“It was a great game, I really enjoyed it,” said coach Stefan Kuntz after the game, which his side already lead 3-0 at half time thanks to an early strike from Marco Richter (16’) and a brace from Luca Waldschmidt (30’, 37’). After the break, the scoring continued through Mahmoud Dahoud (69’), Waldschmidt (80’) and Arne Maier (90+2’).

A penalty converted by Andrija Zivkovic in the 85th minute took the gloss off the defeat in a game in which Serbia, whose attack was lead by Frankfurt and soon-to-be Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, failed to beat Nübel from open play. The Royal Blue goalkeeper’s best moment of the game came in the 53rd minute as he impressively denied an effort from Jovic.

Suat Serdar, the second S04 player in the squad, didn’t feature last night.

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