1st matchday of the European Championship group stage
The German U21 national team will meet hosts Hungary at the start of the European Championship. Despite Corona worries, the DFB Juniors want to get off to a good start. The live ticker.
- Germany versus Hungary -: – (- :-), Wednesday, 9 p.m.
- The DFB Juniors start the group phase of the U21 European Championship.
- At the start, Stefan Kuntz’s team will meet host Hungary. We are in the live ticker.
|List of Germany:||Dahmen – Vagnoman, Schlotterbeck, Pieper, Raum – Baku, Maier, Dorsch, Burkhardt – Nmecha, Berisha|
|Lineup Hungary:||Bese – Bolla, Balogh, Mocsi, Deutsch – Kata, Mezei – Palincsar, Szendrei, Kiss – Szöke|
>>> UPDATE <<<
Update from March 24th, 8:20 pm: With Jamal Musiala from FC Bayern and Florian Wirtz from Leverkusen, U21 coach Stefan Kuntz has to do without two aspiring youngsters. National coach Jogi Löw saw the two new discoveries already called for higher tasks and nominated them for the upcoming World Cup qualification.
Update from March 24th, 8:15 p.m .: The four U21 newcomers Moukoko, Thiaw (Schalke), Klimowicz (Stuttgart) and Stach (Fürth) have to be patient and hope for a joker. With Dorsch (Gent), Berisha (Salzburg) and Nmecha (Anderlecht), three of the four legionnaires are in the starting line-up. The fourth professional employed abroad is Janelt from Brentford FC and initially sits on the bench.
Update from March 24th, 7:50 p.m .: The line-up of the German U21 national team is here! Finn Dahmen from Mainz is preferred to Leverkusen’s Lennart Grill in the gate. A total of six players from Bundesliga clubs are in the starting line-up. In midfield, captain Arne Maier from Bielefeld and ex-FCB player Niklas Dorsch from KAA Gent set the tone. Ridle Baku from Wolfsburg, Jonathan Burkhard from Mainz, Mergim Berisha from Salzburg and Lukas Nmecha from Anderlecht are in the offensive. Dortmund’s miracle striker Youssoufa Moukoko first has to be content with a place on the bench.
U21 EM: Germany – Hungary in the live ticker – U21 coach Kuntz is the top favorite to succeed Löw
Update from March 24th, 7.40 p.m .: U21 coach Stefan Kuntz has recently come into focus. The European champion from 1996 is shortlisted as future national coach and could succeed Jogi Löw in the summer. The 58-year-old doesn’t want to deal with this until after the European Championships in June. “My focus is on a successful EM. Then there will be time to think about it, “said the 58-year-old Sports picture. All information about the U21 European Championship can be found in our news ticker.
U21 EM: Germany – Hungary in the live ticker – BVB prodigy Moukoko is facing the next record
Update from March 24th, 7:10 p.m .: The German U21 national team will start the European Championship adventure in just under two hours. Also on board is Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, who was nominated for the U21 selection for the first time by coach Stefan Kuntz. The 16-year-old has already set several records in his short professional career. The son of Cameroonian parents became the youngest player and goalscorer in Bundesliga history, and he was also the youngest player ever to play in the Champions League. Can he go straight for goals against hosts Hungary today? He would of course be the youngest player in the history of the European Under-21 Championship.
U21 European Championship: Germany – Hungary in the live ticker – Ridle Baku as the only player with A-international experience
Update from March 24th, 4:45 p.m .: The European championship begins for the German U21 national team in just under four hours. At the beginning it goes directly against co-hosts Hungary. Ridle Baku sees the unusual EM mode with the start of the tournament a few days after a Bundesliga matchday as a “blatant disadvantage. You can’t say it any other way, ”said the 22-year-old winger from VfL Wolfsburg to the online portal Sports buzzer. “The EM takes place in the middle of the season, and there is no real preparation,” he added. In Hungary instead, league operations were suspended last weekend so that the U21s can have a training camp.
The EM was divided into two parts due to the corona pandemic, the knockout phase will take place in Hungary and Slovenia from the end of May. “You have to make the best of the circumstances,” said Baku. The most important thing is to quickly integrate the four U21 newcomers around BVB talent Youssoufa Moukoko into the team. “If we can do that and each individual shows their individual quality, we can be successful.”
U21 EM: Germany against Hungary in the live ticker – DFB juniors meet hosts in the corona high-risk country
Szekesfehervar – The German U21 national team starts the Mission European Championship. A win against hosts Hungary is firmly planned for the start.
“Special times, special team” is the slogan of the German U21 team. The DFB * juniors want to survive the group phase of the two-part U21 European Championship before continuing with the knockout phase two months later. The difficult pandemic situation in the high-risk country Hungary, which has already caused several corona cases at the host, should not affect the EM runner-up Germany in the fight for the quarter-finals, as well as the increased speculation about Stefan Kuntz’s future. The U21 coach is a candidate as Löw’s successor in the summer. *
U21 EM: Germany against Hungary in the live ticker – mandatory victory for DFB juniors?
“We used the slogan ‘Special times, special team’”, said U21 coach Stefan Kuntz * after the first, fun training session in Hungary: “Now we have to fill this sentence with life. The circumstances are indeed special. Only two days after arrival, things will get serious for the DFB team against hosts Hungary on Wednesday. A single team training session had to be enough before the first kick-off. “Then we’ll just play a group game without preparation,” said Kuntz in the German team hotel on the shores of Lake Velence.
Against the Hungarians, a win should definitely be here, so as not to come under pressure before the knockout duel against fellow favorites Netherlands and in the final group game against Romania. Kuntz does not take the host lightly. “The Hungarian Football Association interrupted the matchday so that the U21s can have a training camp. Ernst is behind. Regardless of who is on the field, the mentality will not be a group where you can score three points as you pass, ”said the 58-year-old.
U21 European Championship: Germany against Hungary in the live ticker – Dortmund’s Moukoko ahead of the next record
With Ridle Baku there is only one player with experience in the senior national team. Jogi Löw called the two youngsters Jamal Musiala from FC Bayern and Florian Wirtz from Leverkusen to qualify for the World Cup. For this, Youssoufa Moukoko * was nominated for the first time by Kuntz. The 16-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker could immortalize himself as the youngest player in the history of the U21 European Championship. Nevertheless, Kuntz warned against having too high expectations of the teenager.
“The fact that Youssoufa was playing in the Bundesliga at the age of 16 speaks for his extraordinary talent. But we work a lot with these talents, and we have seen a lot of talents fail, “said Kuntz:” That’s why there is no point in lifting him somewhere where he is not yet. “Meanwhile, Kuntz confirmed Arne Maier from Arminia Bielefeld as a captain. The goalkeeper question is still open. In the three-way battle between Lennart Grill, Finn Dahmen and Markus Schubert, the Leverkusen grill should have the best chance, as it is regularly used in the Bundesliga. (ck / sid / dpa) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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