Germany Beat England… Again

It’s becoming the third certainty in life: death, taxes and Germany beating England.

This time, it was the England under-21 side who were defeated by the lottery of penalty kicks at the hands of the German U21’s.

Germany have not been beaten by England in a competitive game for 17 years.

Demarai Gray and Tammy Abraham put Aidy Boothroyd’s men in front following David Selke’s opener.

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Abraham celebrates his goal

But Felix Platte sent a header past Jordan Pickford to send the game to extra time.

Pickford, who recently joined Everton, saved a penalty like his counterpart Julian Pollersbeck at the side’s respective second spot kicks.

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Pollersbeck wins the game for Germany’s under 21’s

With the last kick of the shootout, Southampton’s Nathan Redmond failed to put his in the net and Germany progress to the Final of the competition.

Spain will face Stefan Kuntz’s men in the final on Friday in Krakow, Poland after a Saul Niguez hat-trick helped them triumph over Italy.