A match that had it all
England manage to top Spain as they won their first tournament since 1984. The Three Lions are proving to be building a golden generation with many of their players being decisive in their victory. Spain who was searching for their 5th title fell short as they were beaten by a resilient England team. This final had everything a great match should have as there was a red card, penalty miss and lots of exciting action. Futbol Mundial brings you the best action from the European Championship U21 2023 final.
England go six games without conceding a goal
England failed to concede a single goal in six appearances in the Euro U-21 tournament. This is the first time since the tournament developed a group stage that a team did not concede a single goal. With England becoming the first team to do that they will become a dangerous team in the next few years. They managed to shut out many big teams like Portugal, Germany and now Spain. James Trafford produced a great double save as he denied Abel Ruiz from the penalty spot in the last second of the match. England are really producing a golden generation with Gibbs-White, Gordon, Trafford, Smith Rowe and many others. After impressing many of these youngsters will be hoping to gain a place in the Euros team next year in Germany.
Spain fail to get past defensive England
Spain’s goal scoring prowess was not enough as they got beaten by a defensive masterclass by England. Ruiz failed in a last minute attempt against Trafford as Spain missed their chance to win their sixth tournament. Spain who scored an incredible 13 goals in 6 appearances found it hard to get past Trafford who was the best goalkeeper of the tournament.