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Algarve Tournament: England 1-3 Germany

Zak Ansah missed a penalty for England

The Young Lions have been defeated in their second game of the Algarve Tournament.

Zak Ansah grabbed a goal for the Under 17s but was unable to prevent a German victory at Parque Des Cidades.

It was England’s first defeat this season and now means retaining the Algarve Tournament trophy will be a tough challenge for John Peacock’s side.

After twelve minutes the Germans found themselves ahead.

Erich Berko was the man that gave them the lead, and he soon found his side 2-0 up when Kaan Ayhan doubled the lead just after the half time interval.

Arsenal’s foward Zak Ansah reduced the deficit but was unable to prevent the Germans scoring another just afterwards when Samed Yesil wrapped up the victory.

Ansah had another chance to reduce the German lead but failed to convert a spot kick with only 22 minutes remaining.

Head Coach John Peacock is using this tournament as preparation for the UEFA European U17 Championship Elite Qualifying Round, where his side have been pitched against Northern Ireland, Spain and Belgium.

Only the top-placed nation will make it through to the European Finals which will take place in Serbia in May.

After drawing their opening game against Romania, England’s final match takes place on Sunday against the host nation, Portugal.

Follow The Youth Radar for more reports and analysis on the Algarve Tournament and the England squad.


About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.


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