All you need to know: U21 EURO final, Germany v Spain

Germany and Spain are the last two standing with one match left at U21 EURO – the giants of the European game will contest the final at 20:45CET on Friday.

The prize on offer in Krakow on Friday
The prize on offer in Krakow on Friday ©Sportsfile

UEFA.com looks at Germany and Spain, the U21 EURO duo who have seen off all-comers and are now one game away from becoming European champions.

When and where is the final?

This year's U21 EURO final takes place at Krakow Stadium – normally home to Polish First Division side Cracovia – at 20:45CET on Friday.

Watch Morata's winner when Spain and Germany met in 2013
Watch Morata's winner when Spain and Germany met in 2013

How have they got this far?

GERMANY: P4 W3 D0 L1 F7 A3
Group C runners-up
Won 2-0 v Czech Republic
Won 3-0 v Denmark
Lost 1-0 v Italy 

Germany keeper Pollersbeck lost in own ‘movie’
Germany keeper Pollersbeck lost in own ‘movie’

Semi-finals
Drew 2-2 with England, won 4-3 on pens (Gray 41 Abraham 50; Selke 35, Platte 70)
Line-up
: Pollersbeck; Toljan, Jung (Kehrer 80), Kempf, Gerhardt; Haberer (Kohr 102); Philipp, Meyer, Arnold, Gnabry (Amiri 87); Selke (Platte 63).

Finals top scorer: Davie Selke (2 goals)

SPAIN: P4 W4 D0 L0 F12 A2
Group B winners
Won 5-0 v FYR Macedonia
Won 3-1 v Portugal
Won 1-0 v Serbia

Spain were too good for Italy in the semi-finals
Spain were too good for Italy in the semi-finals©Getty Images

Semi-finals
Won 3-1 v Italy (Saúl Ñíguez 53 65 74; Bernardeschi 62)
Line-up:
Arrizabalaga; Bellerín, Meré, Vallejo, Jonny; Ceballos (Oyarzabal 88), Llorente, Ñíguez; Deulofeu (Suárez 82), Ramírez (Williams 78), Asensio.

Finals top scorer: Saúl Ñíguez (5 goals)

What's their U21 EURO pedigree?

GERMANY
Winners 2009
Runners-up 1978, 1980 (as East Germany), 1982 (as West Germany)

▪ An understated record in comparison to their senior team's success has been improved by a semi-final appearance in 2015 and this, only their third U21 EURO final appearance.

Watch Thiago's hat-trick in the 2013 final
Watch Thiago's hat-trick in the 2013 final

SPAIN
Winners 1986, 1998, 2011, 2013
Runners-up 1984, 1996

▪ Spain were absent from the final tournament two years ago, but have now reached the final of the last three U21 EUROs in which they have competed.

Have they met before?

1982 quarter-finals
Spain 1-0 West Germany
West Germany 2-0 Spain

2009 group stage
Spain 0-0 Germany

2013 group stage
Germany 0-1 Spain

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