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Jun 12, 2013

Spain hit three against the Netherlands in Euro Under-21s

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (Reuters) – A rampant Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a semi-final against Norway in the Euro Under-21 championships.

Three Spain strikers scored in a flowing performance as a much-changed Netherlands side, who will now clash with Italy in the second semi-final, were less tight in defence than in their two previous tournament outings.

Jun 12, 2013

Soccer-Spain hit three against the Netherlands in Euro Under-21s

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, June 12 (Reuters) – A rampant Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a semi-final against Norway in the Euro Under-21 championships.

Three Spain strikers scored in a flowing performance as a much-changed Netherlands side, who will now clash with Italy in the second semi-final, were less tight in defence than in their two previous tournament outings.

Jun 11, 2013

Italy Under-21s equalise late against Norway, England lose again

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Italy equalised at the death against Norway in their final group match of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Tuesday to finish ahead of their rivals, as England exited the competition with three defeats.

A goal by Italy midfielder Andrea Bertolacci of Genoa in the fourth minute of added time cancelled out a 90th minute penalty by Norway defender Stefan Strandberg to see the Italians finish top of the group with the Norwegians through as runners-up.

Jun 11, 2013

Soccer-Italy Under-21s equalise late against Norway, England lose again

JERUSALEM, June 11 (Reuters) – Italy equalised at the death against Norway in their final group match of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Tuesday to finish ahead of their rivals, as England exited the competition with three defeats.

A goal by Italy midfielder Andrea Bertolacci of Genoa in the fourth minute of added time cancelled out a 90th minute penalty by Norway defender Stefan Strandberg to see the Italians finish top of the group with the Norwegians through as runners-up.

Jun 9, 2013

Dominant Spain, Netherlands advance to Under-21 semis

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Spain and the Netherlands advanced to the semi-finals of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Sunday with two convincing performances that eliminated Germany and Russia.

Spain relied on a solitary goal from Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata to beat Germany in Netanya, while the Dutch were far more expansive in a 5-1 drubbing of Russia, who played most of the second half of their match in Jerusalem with 10 men.

Jun 9, 2013

Soccer-Dominant Spain, Netherlands advance to Under-21 semis

JERUSALEM, June 9 (Reuters) – Spain and the Netherlands advanced to the semi-finals of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Sunday with two convincing performances that eliminated Germany and Russia.

Spain relied on a solitary goal from Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata to beat Germany in Netanya, while the Dutch were far more expansive in a 5-1 drubbing of Russia, who played most of the second half of their match in Jerusalem with 10 men.

Jun 9, 2013

Soccer-Dominant Spain, Netherlands advance to Under-21 semis

JERUSALEM, June 9 (Reuters) – Spain and the Netherlands advanced to the semi-finals of the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel on Sunday with two convincing performances that eliminated Germany and Russia.

Spain relied on a solitary goal from Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata to beat Germany in Netanya, while the Dutch were far more expansive in a 5-1 drubbing of Russia, who played most of the second half of their match in Jerusalem with 10 men.

Jun 8, 2013

Italy, Norway show Under-21 class as England go out

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Italy and Norway outclassed Israel and England at the Euro Under-21 championships on Saturday to virtually seal the fate of the Group A.

Italy, who beat England 1-0 in the first game, top the standings with six points and Norway are second with four. Israel still have a slim chance of advancing but England are out.

Jun 8, 2013

Soccer-Italy, Norway show Under-21 class as England go out

TEL AVIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Italy and Norway outclassed Israel and England at the Euro Under-21 championships on Saturday to virtually seal the fate of the Group A.

Italy, who beat England 1-0 in the first game, top the standings with six points and Norway are second with four. Israel still have a slim chance of advancing but England are out.

Jun 6, 2013

Dutch stun Germany with late winner, Spain beat Russia

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (Reuters) – Netherlands substitute Leroy Fer got a last-gasp goal to beat Germany while Spain edged Russia with a header from debutant Alvaro Morata at the Euro Under-21 championship on Thursday.

The Dutch beat rivals Germany 3-2 with Fer’s 90th minute header while holders Spain dominated Russia but had to wait until eight minutes from time for Morata to secure a 1-0 win.