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Max Moerstedt scored Germany's first goal

Photo: Tamas Kovacs / EPA

The German U17 footballers have reached the final of the European Championship for the first time since 2015. Coach Christian Wück's team beat Poland 5-3 (1-2) in Felcsút/Hungary on Tuesday. In Friday's final in Budapest, Spain or France will be the opponents.

Poland takes the lead twice

Hoffenheim's Max Moerstedt (22nd), Dortmund's Paris Brunner (57th) and Charles Hermann (65th), Schalke's Assan Ouédraogo (79th) and FC Bayern's Robert Ramsak (83rd) scored the goals for the thrilling German team.

The Poles were twice ahead thanks to goals from Daniel Mikolajewski (7') and Karol Borys (31'), Filip Wolski (68') had provided the interim equaliser shortly after the first German lead.

The German junior footballers had already secured their place in the U17 World Cup by beating Switzerland in the quarter-finals.