Germany U21 vs Romania U21, Thursday’s match for the semi-final of the UEFA EURO U21, at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, in Bologna, Italy.
Germany won Group B of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship with an impressive goal scoreline. Coach Stefan Kuntz who heads the Germany squad must be satisfied with the performance of the team, which is one of the strongest football nations in Europe, with its tendency to launch world-class talent, well proven over the years and well-regarded with a series of great international achievements.
The German team have had a surprising record lately and in this championship in Italy they want to win again the UEFA European Under-21 Championship after having won in Poland for two years.
Freiburg striker Luca Waldschmidt is the best scorer in the competition with five goals. Kuntz had one more day to prepare for this game against Romania, and there is little chance of making many changes, only Benjamin Henrichs is suspended due to punishment.
Romania is also making a very interesting UEFA European Under-21 Championship and has surprised everyone and everything so far. In more than twenty editions of this competition Romania only managed to qualify on one occasion and never managed to reach the quarterfinals of the competition.
This country lately has not been successful in terms of national teams, with the senior team other than great performances in the competitions that have participated. Nonetheless, the young players led by Cosmin Contra have been at a good level and deserved to be in the semi-finals.
Romania played against England and France, who are two top national teams, and did very well in those two matches. Romania plays a football style with a lot of will, and this has borne fruit. In this very difficult game and with less a day of preparation, there is a possibility of a little fatigue.
Germany Under-21 wants to win in this match, which is expected to have a great balanced score, but in my view the Germans are favorites.