|Switzerland against Spain is the final of the UEFA Under 21 European Championship in Denmark on Saturday evening. The Spaniards have been the big favourite to win this tournament all the way. But the Swiss have won all matches so far and haven't even conceded a single goal yet.
is the big surprise of this U21 European Championship. Started as underdog they won all four matches so far and even kept a clean sheet (7:0 goals). Against a very defensive Czech side they had some problems in the semi-final on Wednesday, but stayed patient and finally beat them 1:0 in extra time. The Swiss team is quite experienced, nine of their players have already played for the Swiss senior side. Four of them were in the team, that played 2:2 against England in Wembley on the 4th of June (Emeghar, Mehmedi, Shaqiri, Xhaka). Spain
, the top favourite to win the U21 title, was in big trouble against Belarus in the semi-final on Wednesday. The Spaniards had a possession of 80 percent, but the goal was scored by the Belarusians in the 38th minute. When it looked like that Spain would fail, it was striker Adrian López
who equalized in the 89th minute. The Spanish finally won 3:1 in extra time and can win the U21 title for the third time on Saturday now. With their typical passing game the Spanish had dominated Group B before and had shown why they are top favourite to win the championship. Adrian López is top scorer of the tournament with five goals. Switzerland U21 vs Spain U21
U21 European Championship - Final
Date: 25 June 2011 - 20:45 CET
Stadium: NRGi Park, Århus (Denmark)
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italia)
Defenders: Koch, Rossini, Klose, Berardi
Midfielders: Lustenberger - Shaqiri, Frei, Xhaka, Emeghar
Coach: Pierluigi Tami
Booked: - Spain U21:
Keeper: De Gea
Defenders: Botia, Montoya, Dominguez, Dídac Vilà
Midfielders: Javi Martinez - Mata, Thiago Alcántara, Herrera, Jeffren Suárez
Forwards: Adrian López
Coach: Luis Milla
Injured: Busquets, Canales
Spain won the U21 European title 1986 and 1998 already. Switzerland had been to the semi-final in 2004.
The NRGi Park in Århus hosts 20.000 spectators.
Sunshine at 16 °C is expected in Århus on Saturday evening.
Last meeting: 14 October 2008: Spain U21 - Switzerland U21 3:1
Wins Switzerland U21: 1
Wins Spain U21: 1
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- W/W/W/W/W Spain U21
Spain is favourite in this final, but the Swiss are not without a chance.
Few goals again the most likely.
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