4-0 win: Germany decides their EM card against Hungary

Germany under-21s secured a ticket to the European Championship finals against Hungary. With the obvious 4:0 there were also three hits to complain about.

A successful evening on the Bremen Bridge: German U 21.
IMAGO / Nico Herberts

At Osnabrück, the DFB selection, whose coach Antonio de Salvo changed five places compared to the 1-0 win in Israel, got off to a solid start, but had to deal with a small shock early on: Leving was injured in the fourth minute, who then went Through Alidou he had to be replaced and left inside to the applause of the stands. Overall, however, the defending champion was unimpressed and punished a bad pass by Hungary in the person of Mokoko with an early lead (17).

Mokoko and Burkhardt shine on the road

After that, the picture remained the same: the German team dominated, but there were rarely real opportunities due to inaccuracies and lack of coordination. The Hungarians’ defense had to help again, which resulted in a penalty from Einbor in the 30th minute. Burkhardt, who was fouled, started himself and safely turned into the middle to make it 2-0 (31).

In the last minutes of the first half, the Hungarians also got their first real chance when the person responsible for the penalty freely headed his head after a corner kick, but Mantel did not seriously challenge (40). In contrast, Burkhardt even had a brace on his foot, but only found the post with his skewed long-range shot. And he stayed 2-0 up in the second half.

Two late kicks decide the end of the first half

After the first half, the guests initially came out of the locker room more lightly and put the unfocused side of the house under pressure. But it wasn’t really serious at this point. Instead, less than ten minutes later, a desperately needed Veselinov saved from Burchardt, who was ready to score (54). Overall, however, the nickels developed and sometimes a rough second half was developed, with Stiller also having to leave the field injured an hour later before Thiow’s elimination was prevented by the use of a striker less than ten minutes later.

But in the last quarter of the hour, the owners of the land raised the heat again. With Krause (76) and Samardzic (90′ +3) scoring for the first time, the German U-21 team increased the score to 4-0. The fact that it couldn’t have been more apparent was due to a missed penalty by Netz (86) and Alidou’s offside goal (90′ + 7′).

Goals and cards

1: 0Mokoko (17′, right foot)

2-0Burchardt (31 minutes, penalty kick, right-footed shot)

3-0Krause (76′, left foot, Alidou)

4-0Samardzic (90′, right foot, Burchardt)





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With a 4-0 win and successful qualification for the European Championship finals, Germany will be away against Poland on the final day of the qualifying round on Tuesday at 6pm. At the same time, Hungary faces a challenge in Latvia.

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