U21 EUROs: Volland strikes twice in Germany win

TSG’s Kevin Volland captained Germany to a first victory in their second group-stage game at the U21 European Championship. Horst Hrubesch’s side were 3-0 winners over Denmark in Prague, and Volland was the Man of the Match.

The Hoffenheim attacker led his team onto the pitch and then to victory. The Danes had the better start to the game, but in the 32nd minute, Volland kept his cool after being put through by Liverpool’s Emre Can and calmly slotted the ball home to open the scoring. The DFB-Team took their 1-0 lead into the break.

Volland added to his great performance with a stunning free kick to make it 2-0 just minutes after the restart. Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter capped off the scoring in the 53rd minute with a header. The victory means Germany now have four points to their name and lead Group A going into the final match before the knockout stages commence. A draw against the Czech Republic would be enough for Volland & Co. to progress. 

That match will also see Volland take on a future teammate in the form of Pavel Kaderabek. His Czech side won 4-0 against Serbia earlier in the evening. The full back played the full 90 minutes for the host nation. Volland, on the other hand, was granted an early shower, being brought off after 82 minutes to a rousing reception in Prague.

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