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History repeats itself as England exit on penalties

England 2 Germany 2 - Germany won 4-3 on penalties

By Staff Reporter

England Under-21s suffered more penalty semi-final heartbreak against Germany after Nathan Redmond's miss sent them out of Euro 2017.

Julian Pollersbeck saved the Southampton winger's spot kick as Germany repeated their Euro '96 success in a shoot-out against England.

Demarai Gray had cancelled out David Selke's opener before Tammy Abraham put England ahead for the first time just after the break in Tychy. Felix Platte's fine header sent the game into extra time.

Lewis Baker, Ben Chilwell and James Ward-Prowse all scored, with Pollersbeck saving from Abraham and finally from Redmond as Germany progressed despite Jordan Pickford saving Yannick Gerhardt's effort.

Germany's Under-21 boss Stefan Kuntz was the link between the two games 21 years apart, as he was part of the Germany side at Euro '96.

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