Germany to face Portugal in Euro U21 final


Portugal beat defending champions Spain with a late strike to set up a European Under-21 Championship final against Germany on Sunday.

Portugal’s winning goal with 10 minutes left was a fortuitous one as Fabio Vieira’s low cross deflected off Jorge Cuenca and looped into the net.

Germany edged past the Netherlands 2-1.

Florian Wirtz netted twice for Germany in the first eight minutes and, although Perr Schuurs pulled a goal back, the two-time winners held on.

The Portuguese, who had Wolves’ Vitinha and Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot in their starting line-up, are aiming to win the competition for the first time having been beaten finalists in 1994 and 2015.

Spain, meanwhile, missed the opportunity to lift the trophy for a record sixth time, staying level with Italy on five victories.

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