Last Updated: 29/06/09 10:02pm
FULL-TIME. Germany deservedly win to lift the trophy. Thanks for your views tonight. Stay with us for reaction.
GOAL - WAGNER!!!! Wagner gets his second of the night with a great effort from the edge of the box, curling his shot around the diving Loach. Great finish!!
GOAL - WAGNER!!!! Wagner makes up for missing the sitter by scoring from 12 yards out on the left, slotting home through Loach's legs.
Ozil crosses from the left side of the box and tees up Wagner with a sitter at the far post but somehow he misses the ball from close range and it goes out for a goal kick. What a let off!!
England are pushing men forward and almost get caught out but Wagner sends his left-footed effort from the edge of the box just over.
Germany take the free-kick towards the far post but England break clear. They try and feed the ball through to Walcott down the middle but Boenisch intercepts.
Johnson takes the corner on the right and Cattermole heads towards goal at the near post but Beck again clears off the line at the far post.
Beck puts in a dangerous cross from the right and Johnson has to put the ball out for a Germany throw in 10 yards out on the right.
Germany take the corner and Ozil shoots from the right side of the box but his effort goes into the side netting.
Cranie puts a good cross in from the right flank but Germany head away in the box. England press again and Milner crosses from the right byline. He finds A Johnson 5 yards out but his close range effort is cleared off the line by Beck. Unlucky!
Germany win a free-kick 35 yards out in front of goal. It is in a similar position to Ozil's last effort.
England are pressing and Cattermole hits a long range effort from 35 yards which hits the German cross-bar and goes out for a goal kick. Unlucky!
Johnson hits the ball into the box but Boateng heads behind. It should have been a corner on the left for England but the ref points to a goal kick. Things aren't going England's way.
Germany's Johnson tries to get onto a cross from the left but Loach does well to gather the ball and clear.
GOAL - OZIL!!! Ozil hits the free-kick goalwards. It swerves in the air and Loach misjudges its direction and lets it in. He can only get his left hand on it. A disaster for England.
Walcott wins a free-kick 10 yards out on the left. Milner takes and the ball falls to Johnson near the far post but he can not direct his shot from 5 yards goalwards and Germany clear.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 11/2 for an England win, 23/10 for the draw and 8/15 on for a Germany victory. On this showing you would say Germany will win but Pearce will be trying to fire his Young Lions up. I just think they are missing the presence of Agbonlahor up front.
HALF-TIME. Germany go in a goal in front, they deserve their lead. Can Pearce's side come back in the second period?
Germany take the corner but Hummels can not get his head on it at the far post and the ball goes out for an England throw in on the left.
Beck plays Johnson in down the right flank but Gibbs makes a good challenge before Muamba wins the ball.
Boenisch has a crack from 30 yards out on the left but his powerful left-footed effort goes wide of Loach's left post.
Wenger crosses from the right flank into the box but it is over hit and goes out for an England throw in on the right.
Khedira tries to cross from the right but Gibbs puts it out for a throw in 30 yards out. Germany take and the ball eventually falls to Beck who shoots well over from 20 yards out on the right.
Germany punt a free-kick from deep in their own half into the box but the ball runs through to Loach.
Milner runs into the box but Boateng wins the ball and Milner goes to ground. He appeals for a penalty but the ref waves play on.
Milner hits a powerful cross in from the right but there is no one there in the box and it goes out for a goal kick.
England press down the right flank but Germany clear. The game is scrappy at the moment with neither team able to keep possession.
England win a free-kick just in their half after Castro fouls Cattermole. They take put Germany punt the ball back to Loach.
GOAL - CASTRO!!!! Castro puts Germany in front. Ozil makes a great run to the edge of the box and then feeds the ball to Castro on the left side of the box and he slots home from 12 yards, lifting the ball over the advancing Loach into the bottom right hand corner. Great move!! Can the Yong Lions again come back after going behind to a Castro goal?
Beck gives the ball away to Walcott who runs into the Germany box but Hummels wins the ball and clears.
Milner takes the corner but Germany clear and then clear Johnson's subsequent cross. Johnson then runs into the box with the ball and falls down under a challenge but the ref waves play on.
England win a free-kick just inside their half. Cranie takes and Hummels heads out for a corner on the left.
Ken has been back in touch to say: "Thank you for the answer. I lived in Germany for 15 years and in England for 3 years. This must be the first match that Germany has worn Red Jerseys against England. C'mon England!!!!" Thanks for getting in touch Ken, any more views / questions? Please e-mail me at email@example.com
Walcott wins a free-kick to the left side of the box. Milner whips the ball in but it is just wide of the far post and no one can get their head on it.
Khedira plays the ball back from the right byline to Ozil 10 yards out from goal. He is unmarked and shoots but the ball is deflected off Richards for a corner on the right.
Gibbs is down injured after being caught on the left knee by Wagner. He is now off the pitch getting treatment.
Milner does well to get a cross in from the right byline but it lacks power and the ball rolls straight to the keeper. Unlucky.
Noble tries to unleash Walcott down the right flank but the Arsenal star can not get to the ball and it runs out for a goal kick.
Ken - In answer to your question, Germany have opted to keep their red kit after it proved successful for them in their semi-final.
Germany press down the left flank but England hold firm. Hummels eventually has a shot at goal but his long range effort is wide.
Cattermole feeds the ball into Walcott to the right side of the box but he puts his shot from 15 yards into the side-netting. This is a lively start by England.
Milner fires the free-kick into the box but Cranie can not keep his header down at the far post and it goes well over.
Ken Martin, of Japan, says: "I hope Watford's Loach can manage the pressure! Will someone explain why Germany were allowed, as the "home squad" to wear their away Red kit? Thank You!" Can anyone help Ken out there?
FIRST VIEW - Shaun Gibbs of Manchester says: "I'm glad to see Walcott is starting up front. England to win 1-0 with Milner to score on his final game for the U21's!!" Great minds think alike Shaun....Thanks for your view. Any more? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the evening.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 5/4 for an England win, 2/1 for the draw and 2/1 for a Germany victory. I'm going for a narrow 1-0 England win, which pays 5/1. I also think Milner will get the all-important goal at 8/1. What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Please send them to email@example.com
Teams - Germany U21: Neuer, Beck, Howedes, Boateng, Boenisch, Hummels, Johnson, Castro, Khedira, Ozil, Wagner. Subs: Fromlowitz, Aogo, Ebert, Marin, Schwaab, Grote, Adlung, Ben-Hatira, Schmelzer, Ede, Sippel.
Pearce has made two changes to the starting line-up, with Scott Loach coming in for the suspended Joe Hart, while Adam Johnson replaces the suspended Gabriel Agbonlahor in the team.
Teams - England: Loach, Cranie, Onuoha, Richards, Gibbs, Muamba, Cattermole, Noble, Milner, Johnson, Walcott. Subs: Lewis, Taylor, Stearman, Gardner, Rodwell, Tomkins, Mancienne, Driver, Rose.
Welcome to Malmo where Stuart Pearce's England Under-21 side take on Germany Under-21s in the final of the European Championships. Can the Young Lions bring home the trophy for the first time since 1984? Will it be as tight as the semi-final when Pearce's side won on penalties after throwing a three goal lead away? Please send your views and predictions for tonight's game to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the evening,