Portugal U21 2-0 England U21: Younger Lions heading for humiliating Euros exit after back-to-back defeats

Portugal U21 2-0 England U21: Young Lions heading for humiliating Euros exit after back-to-back defeats


ngland U21s are on the point of one other embarassing group stage exit from the European Championships, after a 2-0 defeat to Portugal made it back-to-back losses initially of their marketing campaign.

Two years in the past, Aidy Boothroyd’s males have been knocked out of the match after taking only one level from their three group video games and whereas not but elminated this time round, their destiny is out of their fingers after targets from Dany Mota and Barcelona starlet Francisco Trincao despatched Portugal high of Group D.

Boothroyd’s males should now beat Croatia of their last group sport and hope outcomes elsewhere go their manner if they’re to achieve this summer time’s knockout stage.

Defeat additionally casts additional doubt over the way forward for boss Aidy Boothroyd, who’s out of contract in the summertime.

Croatia’s 3-2 win over Switzerland had given England a pre-game enhance and so they knew victory would go away Group D broad open forward of the ultimate video games on Wednesday.

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However the Younger Lions did not have a shot on track in one other nameless attacking show.

Ben Godfrey blocked Mota’s header inside three minutes and Tom Davies’ error allowed Fabio Vieira to shoot straight at Aaron Ramsdale.

Diogo Dalot’s half volley flew over within the fifteenth minute, however whereas England started to see extra of the ball they once more lacked momentum to hassle their opponents.

Portugal continued to create openings and when Oliver Skipp’s mistake allow them to in, Ramsdale parried Thierry Correia’s drive and Godfrey denied Mota a tap-in.

From the nook, Ramsdale palmed Pote’s low drive straight to Florentino however the midfielder couldn’t modify his toes in time and sliced broad.

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