Europe Under-21 Championship: Germany edge out England on penalty to each final

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Germany keeper saved a penalty kick
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We have definitely been here before. Southampton’s Nathan Redmond joined the long list of England penalty shootout villains as Germany progressed to the final of the European Under-21 Championship after a thrilling encounter in which Aidy Boothroyd’s side were outplayed for large periods.

That they survived an extra-time onslaught from opposition who appeared to possess superior fitness despite having two days fewer to prepare is a testament to the spirit of the side but that will not make it any easier to bear as they suffered the same fate as the teams of Bobby Robson and Terry Venables at the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96, theguardian reports.

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