Our U21 team won 3-0 against co-host Hungary at the start of the European Championship.
Bad luck: BVB talent of the century Moukoko (16, ankle contusion) injured himself in the final training session. Trainer Stefan Kuntz (58) lets his “legionnaires” storm Nmecha (Anderlecht) and Berisha (Salzburg) start.
Ridle Baku (22) takes care of the big show. The Wolfsburg professional, who already played for Jogi Löw’s senior team against the Czech Republic (1-0), scores twice (66th / 73rd) and prepares the lead for Nmecha (61st).
TV premiere: Matthias Stach (58) comments on ProSieben while his son Anton Stach (22, Fürth) is sitting on the DFB bank. There has never been such a father-son relationship on German television. Stach before kick-off: “We laughed a few years ago and now the time has come.”
Curious: The European Championship preliminary round will only be played during the current international break, the knockout round will take place after the season (May 31 – June 6).
If we got to the final, we would have nine (!) Players who would be 23 years old. Because Uefa let the deadline for participation exist despite the corona-related postponement of the EM. Players born before January 1st, 1998 may participate. Cologne’s Salih Özcan (date of birth 11.1.1998) is our U21 grandpa.
The double goal scorer: “That was one of my nicest games. I’m very happy with our performance. I take the momentum from the club with me. The 1: 0 opened the knot, then we were in the flow. Always good to start with a win. That was a little exclamation point. “
Kuntz: “At halftime we turned a few small screws and asked for more position accuracy at the front. As the game got faster, I felt like it was only a matter of time before we scored that first goal. I’m really glad we managed it that way. “