Germany’s under-21s produced another convincing victory in the European Championships with a 6-1 mauling of Serbia on Thursday night.
SC Freiburg’s Luca Waldschmidt helped himself to a hat-trick (30′, 37′, 80′) either side of goals from Marco Richter (16′), Mahmoud Dahoud (69′) and Arne Maier (90+2′).
Here’s how Stefan Kuntz’s side fared:
Alexander Nübel 6 – The goalkeeper has conceded two consolation penalties in this tournament now, representing half of the shots on target Alexander Nübel has faced in two games.
Lukas Klostermann 8 – Nemanja Radonjić was barely noticeable on the pitch as Lukas Klostermann prevented any defensive issues down Germany’s right.
Jonathan Tah 8 – Stefan Kuntz stuck with the same back four and got the same set of results. New Real Madrid striker Luka Jović produced Serbia’s only shot on target in open play all game as the former Eintracht Frankfurt man failed to impress.
Timo Baumgartl 8 – Was made to work harder than he did against the Danes in the opening match but Timo Baumgartl was up to the task. The game was over by half-time anyway.
Benjamin Henrichs 8 – A busy game at left-back as Andrija Živković created a couple of chances down Serbia’s right, but nothing ever too threatening on the German goal. At the other end, Benjamin Henrichs recorded an assist of his own.
Mahmoud Dahoud 9 – Ran the show again from the penalty area. This time Mahmoud got among the goalscorers with a fine long-range effort as well as setting up a goal himself.
Maximilian Eggestein 7 – Saw a lot more touches of the ball than in Germany’s opener. Maximilian Eggestein was tidy in possession in the centre of the park.
Florian Neuhaus 8 – The Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder was the one change Stefan Kuntz made from Germany’s opening game. The 22-year-old saw a lot of the ball, setup one goal and fired a couple of efforts on goal himself as he played the full 90 minutes.
Levin Öztunali 7 – The only started forward in the front three yet to register a goal, but Levin Öztunali certainly deserves his place in the starting lineup down the right wing. The Mainz 05 man setup one goal and had a couple of efforts himself in a busy 45 minutes before being replaced at half-time.
Luca Waldschmidt 10 – Three shots on target and three goals from the 23-year-old. Luca Waldschmidt showed his class in front of goal by taking his tally to four in two games in this tournament, coming off the back of a solid season with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
Marco Richter 9 – A real threat in attack, Marco Richter opened the scoring with a cheeky dink over the goalkeeper. The FC Augsburg man may feel disappointed not to add more to his name but did unselfishly set up Waldschmidt’s first.
Nadiem Amiri (45 mins) 7 – A lively second half performance that saw Nadiem Amiri record an assist and force a save out of the Serbian goalkeeper.
Arne Maier (25 mins) 7 – Came off the bench to grab a superb sixth for Germany.
Lukas Nmecha (18 mins) N/A – The Preston North End midfielder in the English Championship made his first appearance at this tournament but didn’t see very much of the ball.