U21-EM 2021: Germany to a draw against Romania in the quarter-finals

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Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel is an award-winning national affairs columnist with the Toronto Star who writes about anything and everything. She got her start at Maclean's Magazine where she wrote frequently about women's issues, LGBT rights, and popular culture.

The German under-21 national team has qualified second for the quarter-finals of the European football championship. In the final group match, the Team of coach Stefan Kuntz came despite the numerous good opportunities to a 0:0 against Romania, the best German goalscorer Lukas Nmecha awarded a foul penalty (72. Minute).

With five points from three Games in the DFB-selection in group A, behind the Netherlands, who qualified in the parallel game with a 4:1 (1:0) Hungary but also for the knockout stage. From the 31. May will continue the tournament in Hungary and Slovenia in the quarter-finals. Opponents of the German team will be the group winner from group C, from the prior to the last round on Wednesday, Denmark, France, and Russia out of the question.

In the first minutes of the game enabled the Romanians to put the German U21 early under pressure and to make the game balanced. Alexandru Matan had a post with a Curling shot on the inside of the first good Chance of the game (5.). After that, the DFB-Team pushed the opponent more and more in their own half. A gelupften completion of Mateo Klimowicz defender Alexandru Pascanu cleared just before the line (24.), also a shot of Mërgim Berisha from a short distance from blocked Pascanu (42.).

So it went, in spite of the conclusion of the clear Superiority of the German team without goals in the break. After the break, the train was missing, then, first of all, to the gate, and the Romanians were better in the game. Nevertheless, the chance to lead when Adrian Petre able to defend a free-kick from Berisha in the Romanian wall by Hand, it appeared for the German team. Nmecha stepped up to take the penalty, but failed on the same pole as Matan in half, one (72.).

A little later rescued by Romania goalkeeper Andrei Vlad with a spectacular flypast against a shot from substitute Jonathan Burkardt (75.). Amos Pieper headed in a free kick cross by David room shortly before the end of the bar (90.). Scoring a goal but none of the teams.

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