Day 4 of the 2019 European U21 Championships noticed hosts Italy crushed by Poland, whereas Spain left it late to beat Belgium and preserve their faint hopes alive.
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Italy 0-1 Poland
Spain’s pleasure at retaining their hopes of progress alive have been aided by Italy’s 1-Zero defeat to Poland on Wednesday – regardless of 31 makes an attempt on objective.
Poland beat Belgium of their opening sport, and Krystian Bielik’s strike ensures they high the group forward of the ultimate spherical of fixtures.
Riccardo Orsolini was denied an equaliser when his strike was dominated out for offside earlier than Lorenzo Pellegrini hit the put up on a irritating evening for Italy.
Spain 2-1 Belgium
Spain secured their first victory of the 2019 U21 European Championships after West Ham new signing Pablo Fornals struck late of their 2-1 win over Belgium.
Spain took an early lead by means of Daniel Olmo after his first-time end from Carlos Soler’s cross, however Sebastiaan Bornauw levelled on 24 minutes after scrambling the ball over the road from a nook.
Ceballos hit the put up with a near-post effort earlier than the break, and the Actual Madrid midfielder then hit the underside of the crossbar with a superb free-kick after the restart.
Spain needed to wait till the 89th minute for substitute Fornals to safe a significant three factors, and it was an effort value ready for as he discovered the online with a fierce strike from exterior the field.
England 1-2 France
Ten-man England have been surprised by two late France objectives as they have been crushed 2-1 of their opening European U21 Championship Group C conflict in Cesena.
Phil Foden scored a stunner and France missed two penalties in an hectic encounter, earlier than a Jonathan Ikone leveller (89) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s horror personal objective (90+5) gave France victory.
England had the higher of the early possibilities however France missed one of the best likelihood to take the lead by means of the penalty spot as Moussa Dembele noticed his effort saved by Dean Henderson (25) after Jay Clarke-Salter had been penalised for a handball.
England received a deserved opener after the break as Phil Foden slalomed by means of 4 France tackles earlier than coolly ending (54), however there was extra insanity on the different finish as a VAR assessment noticed Hamza Choudhury dismissed for a nasty deal with within the space, just for Houssem Aouar’s penalty to hit the put up (66), earlier than France’s late double present.
Romania 4-1 Croatia
Romania picked up their first-ever U21 finals victory, as objectives from George Puscas, Ianis Hagi, Tudor Baluta and Adrian Petre gave them a thumping 4-1 victory over Croatia.
Germany 3-1 Denmark
Champions Germany have made a successful begin to the defence of their European U21 Championship title with a 3-1 victory over Denmark of their opening Group sport.
Augsburg’s Marco Richter utilized the final touch to a transfer he began with Germany’s first inside 30 minutes and a defensive mistake gave the holders their second as Richter seized upon a unfastened again go to double the lead.
Denmark pushed for a objective that may get them again into the sport – however succeeded solely in falling additional behind as an alternative as Gianluca Waldschmidt lofted Germany’s third into the again of the online on the finish of a speedy counter.
Denmark did get an opportunity to tug one again when Timo Baumgartl was dominated to have dealt with within the field after a VAR referral. Robert Skov made no mistake from 12 yards however it was a mere comfort for the Danes.
Serbia 0-2 Austria
Luka Jovic misplaced for the primary time following his summer season change to Actual Madrid as Serbia U21s slipped to a 2-Zero defeat to Austria U21s of their opening European Championship sport.
Austria needed to ball within the web 9 minutes earlier than half-time by means of Hannes Wolf, just for it to be dominated out for offside.
However when play resumed, the match was instantly stopped for the objective to be checked once more by VAR, and it dominated Wolf was onside and the objective was allowed to face.
The second half was marred by an horrific suspected leg break by Wolf after a tangling of legs with Vukasin Jovanovic, who obtained a straight crimson card after one other VAR session.
And Austria made positive of the factors from the ensuing free-kick – Sascha Horvarth’s supply going previous everybody to verify a successful begin for the Austrians that leaves Jovic and Serbia with lots to do.
Poland 3-2 Belgium
Poland stunned World Cup third-placed aspect Belgium’s children with an entertaining win in Reggio Emilia. The favourites took an early lead by means of Aaron Leya Iseka however Poland equalised 10 minutes later, and two second-half objectives put them in full management earlier than a Dion Cools strike six minutes from time arrange a tense end.
Italy 3-1 Spain
Hosts Italy had a troublesome take a look at in opposition to a Spain aspect together with Actual Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, however they got here by means of their opening sport in Bologna courtesy of a Federico Chiesa double.
The Fiorentina winger cancelled out Ceballos’ ninth-minute gorgeous opener, earlier than placing Italy forward shortly after the hour mark. A penalty eight minutes from time courtesy of Luca Pellegrini sealed the win for the hosts.
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