Germany (7) and Spain (4) have shared eleven of the twelve U17 European Championships played to date -only Poland has managed to inscribe its name in this record- and between them they have played for the title five times to date. This Sunday (8:00 p.m., Teledeporte), both teams will write a new chapter in a duel that is a classic of the lower categories.
Both teams have met nine times in this category with three victories for Spain, two for Germany and four draws, three of them later resolved in favor of the Germans in the penalty shootout. The last precedent between the two was the final of 2018 in which Spain achieved the continental crown by winning 2-0 with a double by Eva Navarro.
The two teams come to this event with full victories and astronomical numbers. Germany beat Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal, Finland, Kosovo, Slovenia and Australia in the preliminary phase, Denmark, the Netherlands and Bosnia & Herzegovina in the group phase and France in the semi-finals with a background of 28 goals for and 4 against.
Spain won Northern Ireland, Iceland, Serbia, Hungary and the Czech Republic in the preliminary phase, Norway, Finland and France in the group phase and the Netherlands in the semifinals for a total of 31 goals for and 1 against.
The Spanish team has already achieved a record, because having scored 10 of the 18 players on the list exceeds by two the best scoring record of a team in a final phase. “My players have a fantastic mentality,” he says. Kenio Gonzalo, who is already thinking about the great duel. “Germany is a very tough team, it’s a very difficult final, but Spain is in a good moment,” highlights the coach, who this Friday was able to count on all the players in training.