D Gray (41),T Abraham (50)
D Selke (35),F Platte (70)
England U21 vs Germany U21
European U-21 Champ Semi-Final
5:00pm Tuesday 27th June
Stadion Miejski Tychy
Germany U21 win 4-3 on penalties.
WATCH: MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
SAVED! ENGLAND 3-4 GERMANY (Redmond)
Another Saints man to keep England in it... but Pollersbeck saves to his right from Redmond! He looked nervous, and the German 'keeper guessed correctly. How many times have we said that?
GERMANY REACH THE FINAL, ENGLAND ARE OUT!
SCORED! ENGLAND 3-4 GERMANY (Amiri)
Pickford gets a touch...but the power beats him into the corner. Pressure on Redmond...
SCORED! ENGLAND 3-3 GERMANY (Ward-Prowse)
Best of the lot. The Saints man sits Pollersbeck down and lifts it into the top right corner. Three each.
SCORED! ENGLAND 2-3 GERMANY (Meyer)
Cool as you like, sending Pickford the wrong way and rolling the ball into the corner.
SCORED! ENGLAND 2-2 GERMANY (Chilwell)
Pollersbeck looks at his notes under his sock, but Chilwell sends him the wrong way! Chilly by nickname, and cool from the spot.
SCORED! ENGLAND 1-2 GERMANY (Philipp)
Super spot-kick. Pickford went the right way but it was high into the top of the net. No chance for the Everton goalkeeper.
SAVED! ENGLAND 1-1 GERMANY (Abraham)
Oh dear. Pollersbeck with an almost identical save to Pickford's, down to his right. Abraham looks gutted.
SAVED! ENGLAND 1-1 GERMANY (Gerhardt)
Pickford dives to his right and keeps it out! Advantage England...
SCORED! ENGLAND 1-1 GERMANY (Baker)
Baker steps up, and finds the bottom right corner! Cool, calm, collected... nicely done.
SCORED! ENGLAND 0-1 GERMANY (Arnold)
The Germany captain blasts it down the middle. No nonsense.
ENGLAND U21 2-2 GERMANY U21
Germany to take first...
It just had to go to penalties. England will be quite pleased with that, considering Germany dominated for large spells and throughout extra time.
A place in the final at stake...
The referee blows the full-time whistle. Here we go - penalties it is!
119: Amiri takes but it's straight into the wall. Surprising that Arnold let him take that.
118: Philipp is tripped by Mawson and Germany have a free-kick in a really promising position...
117: Just over three minutes away from penalties - can England hold on? Sky Sports 1 if you want to watch...
115: CHANCE! End-to-end stuff! Toljan nutmegs Chilwell to break into the England box but Amiri can't tap in from three yards when the cross comes in. It was practically an open goal. Massive let-off for England.
114: CHANCE! Chilwell flicks in a lovely cross towards Abraham but the England forward can't turn it on goal on the stretch.
113: YELLOW! Arnold is booked for a clash with Redmond, who is putting himself about now.
112: Abraham has a thankless task up front at the moment. Another aimless punt asks the forward to chase it down but he is understandably reluctant at this stage of the game.
110: Redmond wins a tussle with Philipp, earning another free-kick but this time Ward-Prowse gets too much on the cross and Pollersbeck gathers easily.
108: Ward-Prowse swings in the delivery from the resulting free-kick and Pollersbeck is all at sea. The Germany goalkeeper is nowhere near it but Chambers can only head over under heavy pressure.
108: YELLOW! Iorfa looks a threat. He nearly breaks clear but Kempf handles the ball on the ground to stop the Wolves defender.
107: Iorfa makes an immediate impact, charging down the right and standing up a cross. Swift rises but can't get any power on his header, sending it wide.
106: We are back under way...
SUB! Here comes England's "extra" fourth substitution. Dominic Iorfa is on for Holgate.
Half time in extra time - 15 minutes to go before penalties...
105+1: From a Germany corner it comes out to Gerhardt on the left and the full-back tests Pickford with a low drive. The Everton 'keeper is up to the challenge, beating the shot clear.
England then survive when it is chipped to the far post, Meyer snatching at his strike.
105: ONE minute of added time in extra time...
104: Chilwell is fortunate to avoid handling in the box after Toljan attempts to drive past him. The England full-back just about does enough to win the ball back and clear.
102: More hard running by substitute Amiri, who wins a corner off Holgate.
SUB! Both teams get an extra substitute in extra time and Germany are the first to use it, bringing on Dominik Kohr for Haberer.
99: Amiri turns on the jets and shrugs off Murphy but Mawson is well positioned to clear for a corner when the German looks for Platte in the six-yard box.
Meyer finds Arnold on the edge of the box but the Germany captain sends his volley over the bar.
98: England are finding it impossible to retain possession, it's attack against defence as Germany come forward in waves.
93: CLOSE! Amiri dances through the England defence after a back-heel by Gerhardt but the substitute's cross fails to pick out Platte in the middle.
England need to change the pattern of play quickly because at the moment it's only a matter of time before they concede.
91: CHANCE! Germany go close immediately! A cross is fired in from the right by Toljan but Pickford gets a vital touch that deflects it off Amiri and to safety. That could easily have bounced in off the Germany substitute.
90: Extra time is under way...
I don't need to tell you England's penalty record is poor but...
Previous penalty shoot-outs between England and Germany? One at the 1990 World Cup, won by West Germany.
And another at Euro 96, also won by Germany.
Stefan Kuntz, who manages the German U21 team, scored Germany's fifth and penultimate spot-kick at Wembley 21 years ago.
We are set for extra time, and whisper it, maybe penalties...
90+5: Final minute of added time. Germany deep inside the England half...
90+3: CLOSE! Desperate defending from England as Platte's free header is blocked and the subsequent follow-up shot is blocked too. Germany look the fitter side and England are playing for extra time...
90+2: Amiri's shot is deflected and Germany have a corner.
CLOSE! Germany have two men free at the far post but Kempf nods it wide. The referee had blown for a push on Chambers, though.
90: FIVE minutes of added time...
87: SUB! Gnabry is replaced by Nadiem Amiri.
86: CLOSE! Redmond bursts into life for the first time since coming on, cutting in from the left and firing a low shot just past the post.
SUB! Hughes is replaced by John Swift. That was England's final change.
WATCH: PLATTE LEVELLER
83: CLOSE! Gnabry is given time and space and the former Arsenal attacker bends a shot a few yards wide of Pickford's goal.
YELLOW! Holgate is booked for an arm across the face of Gerhardt.
81: YELLOW! Gnabry is booked for a pull on Murphy, who was breaking into the Germany half.
80: Hughes is down and receiving treatment, which just gives England a chance to catch their breath and for Boothroyd to pass on some more instructions.
SUB! Jung is replaced by Thilo Kehrer for Germany.
78: NO GOAL! Platte thinks he has put Germany ahead, heading home from Meyer's brilliant cross but he is flagged offside. It's a marginal decision and Platte can't believe it. England are hanging on!
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