Germany deny England a place in Euro U21 Championship Final

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England was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw as they lost grip in the European Under-21 semi-final match against Germany.

The Germans have gone ahead when Davie Selke headed home in the 35th minute of the match. But his goal was cancelled out as Demarai Gray equalized in less than 10 minutes.

In attempt to dominate the game, England’s Tammy Abraham put his side ahead early in the second half. However, the English side dropped their lead when substitute Felix Platte equalized with 20 minutes to go who took the game into extra time.

With the result, England is left to reflect on what might have been after a haunting defeat at the hands of Germans during semi-final. The scenario was no stranger to England. Similar case happened long time ago at Italia ’90, when Chris Waddle and Stuart Pearce faltered from the spot, and at Euro ’96, when Gareth Southgate’s penalty was saved.

Despite this, England have something better to look at. The team drew with Sweden prior to defeating Slovakia and host nation Poland to win their group in order to reach the semis with Germany.

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