The German U21 national team has episodes the dress rehearsal for the European Championship qualification. The team of coach Rainer Adrion lost significant 2: 4 (1: 3) to Portugal.
Portimao (SID) - the German U21 national team has thoroughly episodes the dress rehearsal for the European Championship qualification. The team of German coach Rainer Adrion adopted with a clear 2-4 (1: 3) in Portugal on the summer break. For the new built German team, it was the first defeat after previously seven unbeaten games.
A quick double pack of Wilson (3/7), Rui Fonte (44.) and the substitute Abel (90 + 2) ensured the hosts earned victory. Defender Jan Kirchhoff of Mainz 05 (14) and Sebastian Rudy of 1899 Hoffenheim (90 + 3) met for the selection of the DFB.
Front of 1000 spectators in Portimao, the German team totally overslept the initial phase. Again and again, particularly the four chain revealed gaps: no 180 seconds were played, as Portugal's attacker freely forced Wilson after a clever pass to the leadership. Later increased again uncovered striker of S.C. Beira-Mar 2-0.
At least offensive convinced the German team with compliant combinations. Kirchhoff headed his second goal in the Jersey of the U21 after a corner kick, the balance on the foot in the 31 minute Richard Sukuta-Pasu (St. Pauli). The bottom line, the German team had however miss the necessary power. Just before the break, Rui Fonte head restored the old distance.
Adrion brought four new players to the second half, his debut was the future Nuremberg Alexander Esswein. The quick attacker was equal to accents and put Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Monchengladbach / 52.) and Rudy (56) good opportunities. In injury time, the events then again: first met Abel with a dream gate to a 4-1 before Rudy was the end.
Their first competitive game after almost a year if the German team on August 10 in a European Championship qualifier against Cyprus. The other opponents on the way to the final round 2013 are San Marino, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece in Israel.