Lots The clear 0: 4 against Poland in November marked a turning point in the development of the current German U21s. In the second leg, revenge was needed – thanks to striker Mouko.
Thanks to Youssef Mouko, Germany’s U21 national team reached the perfect end to their European Championship qualification with a vengeance against Poland. Antonio de Salvo’s team beat Hungary 4-0, four days after winning the European Championship ticket on Tuesday, 2-1 (1-1) in Poland to avenge a 4-0 defeat in the first leg.
Striker Mouko scored both goals for the German Football Association youth team (25th / 85th minute) in an intense and tough match in front of 11,732 spectators at the Lodz. He scored five and six goals in his fourth U21 game. VfL Wolfsburg’s strong Bordeaux Biolk scored for the hosts to make it 1-1 (35th).
The reigning champion has already qualified for the European Championships and won the group. With the match in Poland, de Salvo and his team began to prepare for the final. In June 2023, Germany wants to play another successful match after three consecutive finals and two titles in Georgia and Romania. Tests against the upper nations will continue in the autumn.
“The team said they had unfinished business in the first leg,” de Salvo said before the game, recalling a 4-0 defeat to Poland in November. This is the only defeat of head coach De Salvo and the U21s in this European Championship qualifying round.
The desire for revenge in the lively early stage was evident in the German exam. Fighting for second place in the group stage in the long-distance battle with Israel, the Polish team played aggressively and got the first significant opportunity (11th). The DFB team had some voting issues. De Salvo mainly converted his eleventh attack, due to suspensions, injuries and a break that was too stressful for some players.
Mukoko took the lead again in the middle of the first half and continued to increase his goal ratio. A 17-year-old boy from Borussia Dortmund has benefited from Poland’s mistake.
The hosts were dangerous and were rewarded for their brave action with the balance of Pialec. In the built-up Germany made a number of simple mistakes, Poland had more play and could have taken the lead. Michael Scorsese missed the best chance (53rd) with a crossbar hit.
Although both teams had chances to score in the thrilling match, Poland had more chances. Moko’s second goal was not allowed due to volleyball (79 ‘). Six minutes later, the top scorer made it 2-1.