(Sporting Alert) — Spain will try and book their place into the knockout round with another win over Germany in their European Under-21 Championship Group B clash tonight.
After edging Russia 1-0 in their opening group game, Spain can seal a knock-out place with a win over Germany, which suffered a 3-2 defeat to Netherlands U21 in their opener.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Barcelona midfielder Thiago and Malaga’s Isco are all amongst the starters tonight.
Meanwhile, Tottenham’s Lewis Holtby is amongst the starter for Germany U21.
Defeat for the Germans would see them joining Russia out of the competition with one game to spare.
Germany U21 v Spain U21
Germany U21: Leno, Sorg, Ginter, Thesker, Jantschke, Rode, Rudy, Holtby, Volland, Clemens, Herrmann
Subs: Baumann, Sobiech, Mustafi, Funk, Polter, Kolasinac, Rudiger, Lasogga, Can, Horn
Spain U21: De Gea, Montoya, Bartra, Martinez, Moreno, Koke, Illarramendi, Thiago, Tello, Rodrigo, Isco
Subs: Marino, Nacho, Morata, Camacho, Muniesa, Alvaro, Sarabia, Muniain, Carvajal, Vazquez, Robles
Referee: Pawel Gil (Poland)