Germany passed as second in their group behind Denmark
Marc-André ter Stegen qualifies for the semifinals of the European Under-21 after tying to 1 against the host nation, the Czech Republic. The Germans classification also gets the award to contest the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In the first half the Germans had control of the game. A lot of possession and chances, but all of them were great stops of the Czech goalkeeper. 0-0 looked at the end of the first 45 minutes, but the start of the second half was decisive because of a Nico Schulz goal, the midfielder of Herta Berlin, in the 55th minute of the game. A defensive mistake gave the Germans golden opportunity for virtually certify the pass to the semifinals, and they don't squandered it. A well positioned Germany when they were in one of their best moments; they received the Czech Ladislav Krejčí goal that tied the game. Until the final whistle, the game was divided, and the Czech Republic overturned to the attack with an unsuccessfully result.
The final 1-1 leaves the German national team as 2nd of the group with 5 points, behind Denmark with 6, and just ahead of the host, the Czech Republic with 4 points, one of the two teams eliminated from Group A, along with Serbia, last with 1 point. Ter Stegen is in the semifinals and he will play again the 27th of June at 18h against the first team from Group B, which could be Portugal, England or Sweden. And it is noteworthy that the classification to the semifinals of the competition ensures a place for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
VIDEO. The highlights of the Germany-Czech Republic U21