Germany Coast to 3-0 Victory vs. Denmark at 2017 European U21 Championship

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2017

Germany's forward Davie Selke celebrates scoring with his team-mates during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group C football match Germany v Denmark in Krakow, Poland on June 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Germany defeated Denmark 3-0 in Group C of the 2017 European Under-21 Championship at the Jozef Pilsudski Stadium in Poland on Wednesday.

Davie Selke found the opener with a wondrous curling effort that flew into the back of the net after 52 minutes.

Marc-Oliver Kempf's expert volley gave Germany the cushion they wanted as he lashed in with 18 minutes left on the clock.

Nadiem Amiri then danced his way into the box after 78 minutes to make it 3-0.

The win leaves Germany in control of their destiny after two straight victories.

KRAKOW, POLAND - JUNE 21: Mitchell Weiser of Germny shoots during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group C match between Germany and Denmark at Krakow Stadium on June 21, 2017 in Krakow, Poland.  (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)
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Serge Gnabry was dangerous in the opening exchanges as he charged at the Danish defence with menace.

The Bayern Munich youngster underlined his potential after he slipped the ball through to Jeremy Toljan, who allowed Mitchell Weiser to fire just wide after impressive link play.

The Danes appeared subdued and compromised throughout the first half, with their opponents in charge of the flow of traffic.

Andrew Hjulsager almost gave Denmark hope on the half-hour mark as a quick breakaway saw the player stopped by goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck.

KRAKOW, POLAND - JUNE 21: Andrew Hjulsager from Denmark U21 controls the ball during Germany v Denmark - 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on June 21, 2017 in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)
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The German stopper produced a quality save to hold on to his clean sheet.

Denmark found it difficult to pressurise Germany through the midfield, and their game plan was weak throughout.

Gnabry went close twice before half-time, and the match remained goalless at the interval.

The young attacker continued to be his side's most dangerous player at the start of the second half, but Gnabry could not find the goal his performance deserved.

However, the Germans did break the deadlock just 10 minutes after the restart after a world-class finish from Selke sparked jubilant scenes.

The striker leaned back and curled his effort into the far corner to break Danish resistance.

KRAKOW, POLAND - JUNE 21: (R) Jakob Blabjerg from Denmark U21 fights for the ball with (L) Davie Selke from Germany U21 during Germany v Denmark - 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on June 21, 2017 in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty
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Clearly motivated by the effort, Germany put their foot on the accelerator as they chased three points.

Gnabry was once again denied, but Kempf doubled the advantage after a cool strike from a volley.

Almiri wrapped up the points late in the game as he dribbled past two defenders to finish with aplomb in the box.

The victory puts the Germans on the brink of qualifying for the next stages.

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