The U21 European Championship could not have gotten off to a better start for Marco Richter and Kevin Danso. The Austrian team beat Serbia 2-0, while the Germany side are top of Group B thanks to a 3-1 win against Denmark.
It was a dream start to the U21 European Championship for FCA player, Marco Richter. In the 27th minute, the Augsburg forward put the team in front after a deflected shot went in, and then doubled their lead in the second half to make it 2-0 (52’). Richter was also involved in the third goal, as he set up Luca Waldschmidt, who put the game to bed with his effort, making it 3-0. In the 73rd minute, the Danes were awarded a penalty for a handball, which ultimately meant that they got a consolation goal late on.
It was a win that Richter will never forget, “It’s an indescribable feeling. We’ve started really well as a team and have been able to do a lot of the things the coach wanted us to do. We couldn’t have gotten off to a better start.” After their 3-1 win, the Germany U21s sit atop Group B.
Danso also successful
The Austrian U21 team also started their European Championship campaign with a win. With goals from Hannes Wolf and Sascha Horvath, Kevin Danso and his fellow Austrians were able to overcome Serbia, meaning they sit in second place, behind Germany. On Thursday the 20th of June, the Austrian side will face Denmark, while Germany line-up against Serbia.