Austria vs. Germany: 2019 U21 EURO Live Stream, Schedule and Prediction

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2019

TRIESTE, ITALY - JUNE 20: Luca Waldschmidt of Germany celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group B match between Germany and Serbia at Stadio Nereo Rocco on June 20, 2019 in Trieste, Italy. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Germany will be seeking to round off an impressive group-stage performance at the UEFA Under-21 European Championship on Sunday when they take on Austria.

It's been plain sailing for the German youngsters, as they backed up a 3-1 win against Denmark in their first match with a 6-1 hammering of Serbia last time out. It means they have effectively qualified for the semi-finals, but a draw or a win on Sunday will secure their spot.

Austria are unlikely to be a walkover, though, as they are fighting to be the best of the second-placed teams. They already have a win over Serbia under their belt and need three points on Sunday to have any realistic chance of progression.

It's set to be an intriguing encounter at the Stadio Friuli in Udine, Italy. Here are the viewing details for the match and a preview of what's to come.


Date: Sunday, June 23

Time: 8 p.m. (BST), 3 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: Sky Sports Football (UK), ESPNU (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), ESPN Player (U.S.)



Serbia were expected to provide Germany with a significant test when the two sides met on Thursday, with new Real Madrid centre-forward Luka Jovic leading the line.

In the end, it was a routine win for Stefan Kuntz's team, who were dominant throughout the contest. Jovic was overshadowed by another young forward, as Luca Waldschmidt was on the scoresheet three times in the 6-1 win.

The Freiburg sharpshooter was far too good for the Serbian defence to contain, with his movement in the penalty area razor sharp.

The competition Twitter account shared the pick of his goals, which saw Waldschmidt sashaying past a challenge and finishing calmly:


🇩🇪 Hat-trick hero Luca Waldschmidt dances his way past a defender before finding the net! 🔥🔥🔥 @HisenseSports | #U21EURO | @DFB_Junioren https://t.co/LOvwwfA3Tc

Overall, Germany's display against Serbia was one bristling with attacking verve. Aside from their goalscoring forward, Mahmoud Dahoud was excellent at the hub of the midfield, while Marco Richter provided problems for his marker with his direct running.

Kuntz's side have looked like the standout outfit in the early stages of the tournament in Italy.

German football journalist Alex Chaffer commented on the team's swagger:

Alex Chaffer @AlexChaffer

This is some truly beautiful football being played by Germany here. Henrichs’ trickery and pass to Waldschmidt is world-class, and his run and finish to follow are just as good. If you’re not watching, you’re missing out.

Commentator Rob Palmer also had high praise for Germany's style of football:

Rob Palmer @robbopalmer

Football played at the very highest level by the German Under 21s tonight. The standard they reached is quite exceptional. It seemed to be a Guardiola-style influence?

As a result, it's difficult to see how Austria will stop them. They were poor in defence in their previous game, with Denmark able to find space with ease as they romped to a 3-1 win.

While Austria will no doubt need to tighten up, they also must do more in the final third, as they dallied far too frequently against the Danes. 

For head coach Werner Gregoritsch, the injury suffered to Hannes Wolf in the match with Serbia was a huge blow because the Red Bull Salzburg man is capable of providing a spark. 

It's hard to see a way to three points for Austria in this encounter, aside from some complacency maybe creeping in for Germany with qualification all but secured. Even if they rest a number of key men with the knockout stages in mind, Kuntz's side will do enough to continue their perfect record at the tournament.

Prediction: Germany 2-0 Austria