Six BVB players on target in 7-0 win for Germany U17s
Borussia's youngsters contributed six goals as Germany's U17s romped to a 7-0 victory against Finland in the European Championship qualifying tournament.
After the 2-1 victory against Turkey in the opener, DFB coach Christian Wück's young charges are on the verge of qualification for European Championship, which will see the group winners and the seven best runners-up of the eight qualification groups face off in the finals. Germany's final opponents at the tournament in Turkey are Spain on Tuesday.
BVB attacker Charles Herrmann, who had also scored the opening goal against Turkey, opened the floodgates against Finland, and added a second to make it 4-0. Paris Brunner (2), Almugera Kabar and Kjell Wätjen were also on target. Herrmann, Brunner and Kabar were in the starting line-up, while Wätjen came on in the 46th minute.
It was a different story for Nnamdi Collins and Tom Rothe and the Germany U19s, who now have no chance of qualifying for the European Championship finals. After a 3-2 defeat against Italy, they only managed a 1-1 draw with Belgium. Collins played from the beginning, and Rothe had to wait until the 90th minute to come on.
With Tyler Meiser marshalling the defence, the Germany U16s drew 1-1 in a friendly against Italy in Florence. That squad also includes Jonas Feddersen, Fritz Fleck and Anas Mahjoubi.