U20’s England v Germany Report

2014-Valongo-logou20’s European Championships

England 2 – 4 Germany
(Half Time 0 – 2)

This was a highly competitive game with both teams matching each other on the tactical side.

Germany scored two goals in the first half, with the first goal coming from what should have been an obvious penalty against Germany. This was not given by the referee and the Germans mounted a quick counter attack to score the opener. The second goal came from a defensive error.

In the second half England were superior in the first 10 minutes and pulled the game back to 2 – 2, which was a fair result. However a long and lucky shot to the top corner from the Germans put us again behind 2 – 3. Whilst we pressured them outside their area to try to get the goal back, in a quick counter attack Germany scored their 4th goal.

When we analysed the stats it was clear to see we had more ball possession and more attempts on goal. We can see our finishing was not as clinical as the Germans, with 26 shots on target for England against 24 from Germany.

u20 England v Germany
u20 England v Germany 10th October 2014
U20 European Championships in Valongo, Portugal

Goal scorers:

  • Alex Jones
  • Scott Neville

Players Comments

Tommy Allander made the following comments:

I thought it was a good game, I felt that we were unlucky and suffered a few tired legs.

Sam Lightfoot made the following comments:

We had a good defence with lack of position in the last third and poor finishing cost us the game.

I look forward for the last game and I hope we win.