Germany’s edge over England

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Germany's edge over England

Last Updated: 27/06/17 8:33am

England will face Germany in the semi-finals of the European U21 Championship

England will face Germany in the semi-finals of the European U21 Championship

England will face Germany in the semi-finals of the European U21 Championship

Germany’s players have made more top-flight appearances and scored more goals than their England counterparts before their European U21 Championship semi-final clash.

The two sides face each other live on Sky Sports 1 in Poland on Tuesday for a place in the final of the competition.

England may have topped their group while Germany had to settle for second in Group B, but it’s the latter who have the edge in terms of experience.

Watch a selection of the best goals from the group stages of the Uefa Under 21 Championship in Poland

Germany’s starting XI from their final group game against Italy have won 693 top-flight appearances between them, compared to England’s 537, while the Germans also have more top-flight goals (83 to 45).

Germany also narrowly edge the battle in terms of senior caps won, with eight to England’s five, and senior goals, four to none.

One area where the Young Lions do come out on top, though, is caps at U21 level, with 194 to Germany’s 148, and they also edge them in terms of goals (30 to 28).

Here’s a full comparison of the two sides:

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England U21s

England totals

Top-flight apps (goals): 537 (45)
Senior caps (goals): 5 (0)
U21 caps (goals): 194 (30)

Jordan Pickford – Everton

Top-flight apps (goals): 31 (0)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps: 13

Mason Holgate – Everton

Top-flight apps (goals): 18 (0)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 5 (0)

England defender Mason Holgate (L) and goalkeeper Jordan Picford

England defender Mason Holgate (L) and goalkeeper Jordan Picford

England defender Mason Holgate (L) and goalkeeper Jordan Picford

Alfie Mawson – Swansea

Top-flight apps (goals): 27 (4)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 5 (1)

Calum Chambers – Arsenal

Top-flight apps (goals): 82 (3)

Senior caps (goals): 3 (0)

U21 caps (goals): 21 (0)

Calum Chambers has helped England U21s keep two clean sheets in three games at Euro 2017

Calum Chambers has helped England U21s keep two clean sheets in three games at Euro 2017

Calum Chambers has helped England U21s keep two clean sheets in three games at Euro 2017

Ben Chilwell – Leicester

Top-flight apps: 12 (1)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 6 (0)

James Ward-Prowse – Southampton

Top-flight apps (goals): 137 (7)

Senior caps (goals): 1 (0)

U21 caps (goals): 30 (6)

Nathaniel Chalobah – Chelsea

Top-flight apps (goals): 19 (0)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 39 (1)

Nathaniel Chalobah (L) challenges Dawid Kownacki of Poland

Nathaniel Chalobah (L) challenges Dawid Kownacki of Poland

Nathaniel Chalobah (L) challenges Dawid Kownacki of Poland

Lewis Baker – Chelsea

Top-flight apps (goals): 64 (15)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 16 (8)

Nathan Redmond – Southampton

Top-flight apps (goals): 106 (14)

Senior caps (goals): 1 (0)

U21 caps: 37 (10)

Nathan Redmond

Nathan Redmond

Nathan Redmond

John Swift – Reading

Top-flight apps: 0

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 12 (1)

Demarai Gray – Leicester

Top-flight apps (goals): 41 (1)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 10 (3)

Highlights of England’s Euro U21 Championship match against Poland

Germany U21s

Germany totals:

Top-flight appearances (goals): 693 (83)
Senior caps (goals): 8 (4)
U21 caps (goals): 148 (28)

Julian Pollersbeck – Hamburg

Top-flight apps: 0

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 5 (0)

Jeremy Toljan – Hoffenheim

Top-flight apps (goals): 54 (2)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 16 (1)

Highlights of the Euro U21 Championship match between Italy and Germany

Niklas Stark – Hertha Berlin

Top-flight apps (goals): 72 (3)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 17 (2)

Marc-Oliver Kempf – Freiburg

Top-flight apps (goals) – 31 (2)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 5 (1)

Yannick Gerhardt – Wolfsburg

Top-flight apps (goals) – 72 (3)

Senior caps (goals): 1 (0)

U21 caps (goals): 15 (0)

Yannick Gerhardt of Germany challenges for the ball

Yannick Gerhardt of Germany challenges for the ball

Yannick Gerhardt of Germany challenges for the ball

Maximilian Arnold – Wolfsburg

Top-flight apps (goals): 126 (19)

Senior caps (goals): 1 (0)

U21 caps (goals): 21 (5)

Mahmoud Dahoud – Borussia Dortmund

Top-flight apps (goals): 61 (7)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 9 (0)

Andrew Hjulsager of Denmark puts pressure on Mahmoud Dahoud of Germany

Andrew Hjulsager of Denmark puts pressure on Mahmoud Dahoud of Germany

Andrew Hjulsager of Denmark puts pressure on Mahmoud Dahoud of Germany

Mitchell Weiser – Hertha Berlin

Top-flight apps (goals): 63 (5)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 11 (0)

Max Meyer – Schalke

Top-flight apps (goals): 122 (17)

Senior caps (goals): 4 (1)

U21 caps (goals): 22 (7)

Serge Gnabry and Max Meyer celebrate

Serge Gnabry and Max Meyer celebrate

Serge Gnabry and Max Meyer celebrate

Serge Gnabry – Bayern Munich

Top-flight apps (goals): 38 (12)

Senior caps (goals): 2 (3)

U21 caps (goals): 13 (4)

Davie Selke – RB Leipzig

Top-flight apps (goals): 54 (13)

Senior caps: 0

U21 caps (goals): 14 (8)

Germany forward Davie Selke celebrates scoring

Germany forward Davie Selke celebrates scoring

Germany forward Davie Selke celebrates scoring

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