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Euros Under-21 semi-final round-up : Portugal and Germany will meet in Sunday’s final

Euros Under-21 semi-final round-up : Portugal and Germany will meet in Sunday’s final after The Germans beat Holland 2-1 and The Portuguese saw off Spain 1-0

  • Jorge Cuenca’s own goal was enough for Portugal to beat Spain on Thursday
  • The Portuguese are through to their third final but are still yet to win the trophy 
  • Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz scored a brace as Germany beat Holland 2-1
  • Mergim Berisha remarkably hit the woodwork three times for the Germans

Portugal are through to the Euro Under-21 final after Jorge Cuenca’s own goal was enough to see off Spain.

Fabio Vieira broke clear in the 80th minute and his cross into the box was deflected into his own net by the hapless Cuenca to seal the Portuguese place in Sunday’s showpiece. 

The Portuguese are through to a third final and will play Germany in Ljubljana.

Fabio Vieira is mobbed by team-mates after his deflected cross gave Portugal the lead

Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz scored a brace to fire Germany into Sunday's final

Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz scored a brace to fire Germany into Sunday’s final 

Portugal are aiming to win the competition for the first time after losing both the 1994 and 2015 finals.

The Germans beat Holland 2-1 in the other semi final, Florian Wirst scored twice in the opening two minutes to put Germany in complete control.

Perr Schuurs pulled one back for the Dutch in the 67th minute to spark hopes of a comeback. 

But Germany really should’ve won the game more comfortably after Mergim Berisha hit the woodwork three times.

Germany will be aiming to win this competition for a third time after winning the tournament in 2009 and 2017. 

Mergim Berisha (right) hit the woodwork on three separate occasions for the Germans

Mergim Berisha (right) hit the woodwork on three separate occasions for the Germans 

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