European U21 Championship Wednesday preview: Czech Republic v Italy, Germany v Denmark
Last Updated: 20/06/17 2:45pm
Czech Republic face Italy and Germany take on Denmark in European U21 Championship action on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports.
There were opening wins for Italy and Germany and three more points for both sides would be a big step towards qualification from the group.
Standing in their way are Czech Republic and Denmark, who know only a victory will keep alive any chances of making it to the last four.
Czech Republic v Italy - 4.50pm on Sky Sports 1
Lorenzo Pellegrini scored a stunning overhead kick as Italy opened their European U21 Championship account with a nervous 2-0 win against Denmark in Krakow. Andrea Petagna added a second late on, getting on the end of an exquisite cross from Federico Chiesa as Luigi Di Biagio's side secured all three points.
Italy, who are the four-time winners of the tournament, need to beat the Czech Republic to keep their hopes of winning Group C in their own hands and stay on course for their first title since 2004, after group rivals Germany overcame the Czechs 2-0 on Sunday.
That result means Czech Republic, who won the tournament in 2002, face a must-win encounter against the Italians.
Key players to watch: Patrik Schick (Sampdoria/Czech Republic), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Italy/Sassuolo)
Germany v Denmark - 7.40pm on Sky Sports 1
Goals from Max Meyer and Serge Gnabry either side of half-time set Germany on their way to a convincing 2-0 win over Czech Republic in their first game of the European U21 Championship.
Stefan Kuntz's experienced squad will now be looking to take a significant step towards the semi-finals with victory over a Denmark side, who need to victory to stay alive in the competition.
Max Meyer, who was Germany's captain and standout player at the Rio Olympics last summer, put in an impressive performance in their tournament opener against Czech Republic, and Kuntz will be hoping he can deliver again.
Key players to watch: Max Mayer (Germany/Schalke), Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff, Denmark)