Only three shots on goal before the end of the first half. The meeting wasn’t exceptionally good to watch. But it was just before the end of the first half, because the second half started with a heavy blow. Germany Already in the 48th minute they used the hesitation of the defense. Ridle Baku played for Lukas Nmech who ran to the open court, who defeated Diogo Costa from a few meters away. to Portugal, who previously won 12 games in a row, was the first time in this tournament that she had to score.
German Youth Team Manager: They’re still a good team
We may not have a generation that is as capable as it was four years ago, but they are still a good team. Well balanced, thanks to which everyone here feels so much needed – he was praised before the final the frame Stefan Koontz, who has coached Germany’s under-21 team since September 2016. On Sunday, he was promoted to the finals for the third time. And for the second time he won, because in the second half he did not score more goals at the Ljubljana stadium. After a quick goal, the Germans prepared for the counterattack. And although they drove them a little, they defended well in reaching their goal.
Koontz reached the European Youth Championship with the German national team in 2017 (incl.at. With Serge Gnabrim, Maximilian Arnold, Jannick Hagerer and Thelo Kahrer). He then defeated the Spaniards 1-0 in the final. Two years later he faced them again, but then the Spaniards won 2: 1.
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