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Vitaly Janelt features as late substitute in draw for Germany U21

Germans draw group match with The Netherlands

28 March 2021

Vitaly Janelt was a late substitute last night for Germany’s Under-21s against The Netherlands Under-21s in a 1-1 draw in Group A of the Under-21 European Championships.

A win for the Germans would have seen them progress to the last eight, but they will be made to wait for that qualification and still sit top of the group.

The stats between the two talented youth sides were relatively even throughout the 90 minutes with both teams having had four shots on target with the Germans narrowly shading possession on the night.

The opener came from The Dutch when Justin Kluivert dispossessed the German keeper to find the net, and it looked as though that goal would be the difference between the sides going into the latter stages. However, just two minutes after coming on, Lukas Nmecha struck in the 84th minute to make it 1-1 as the sides shared the points. Vitaly was introduced in the closing stages of the game as an 89th minute replacement for Ridle Baku.

Germany will face second place Romania on Thursday in a 5pm kick-off to round off the Group Stage phase as they aim to progress.


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