U21 European Championship: England loses to Romania and is out
If it goes back and forth during a football match, it is often talked about the exchange of blows. For what the U21 teams England and Romania in the final stages of their European Championship game showed, but you would probably invent their own term. After the 2: 4 defeat in Cesena England is eliminated. All hits fell after 75 minutes.
The goal sequence looked like this:
1: 0 for Romania by George Puscas (penalty kick / 76th minute).
1: 1 by England's Demarai Gray (79.).
2: 1 by Ianis Hagi, son of the Romanian football icon Gheorghe Hagi (85.).
2: 2 Tammy Abraham (86.).
3: 2 Florinel Coman (88.).
4: 2 Florinel Coman (90. + 3).
There were even scoring chances between the matches, which remained unused. After the final whistle many English players sank to the ground, but the score was not fixed. Only through France 1-0 (1-0) over Croatia later in the evening it is clear that the English can not be second in the group. To enter the semi-finals, you have to win one of the three groups or become the best preliminary second of the tournament at the European Championships. England had already lost its opening game against France last Tuesday, 1: 2.
The end after two games is a surprise. Because the Englishmen had traveled with many first division players and were considered as a favorite with the title. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Maddison or Phil Foden are among the most promising talents in the Premier League. Most footballers from the Romanian starting line-up, however, play in the domestic league, which is from the level far below the Premier League settle.
All the more remarkable that it was already Romania's second success at this European Championship. In the first group match, the team celebrated a 4-1 over Croatia. Certainly the progress is not yet. On Monday, Romania will duel with France for first place in Group C.
The German U21 also has good prospects for the semi-finals. The team of coach Stefan Kuntz leads after the 6: 1 over Serbia on Thursday Group B on.