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89'Off, Mesut Ozil. On, Marcel Schmelzer.
84'Sandro Wagner. England are pushing to get back into the game, and the space is exploited by a wonderful goal from Sandro Wagner.
83'Off, Mats Hummels. On, Dennis Aogo.
79'Off, Martin Cranie. On, Craig Gardner.
78'Sandro Wagner. Germany grab a third goal as Martin Cranie is receiving treatment on the sidelines. Ozil feeds Wagner and he drives the ball under Loach.
77'Off, Fabrice Muamba. On, Jack Rodwell. As Wagner misses a near-unmissable chance from two yards, England bring Rodwell on for Muamba.
75'It's end to end now, Hummels makes yet another supremely timed tackle to steal the ball off Walcott's toe. Then Wagner waltzes forward and crosses for Scwaab to shoot over.
72'England, and James Milner on his final appearance for the Under-21s, are forcing the issue. Germany so far are standing firm and keeping them at bay.
71'Andreas Beck is in the right place at the right time again to clear off the line. The goalbound effort was Cattermole's header from a fine corner by Adam Johnson.
69'Off, Fabian Johnson. On, Daniel Schwaab. Germany make their first change of the final.
65'Sebastian Boenisch. Boenisch produces a robust challenge on James Milner and earns a yellow card.
62'Milner produces a moment of real magic. Turning Boenisch inside out, he then beats another German defender before squaring it to Johnson. An ambitious back heel almost gives England the goal their pressure deserves, but Beck saves off the line.
59'Lee Cattermole hits the top of the crossbar with a thunderous effort from 25 yards out. The first real sign that England could get back into the contest.
58'Kieran Gibbs sprints back to make a superb tackle and win back possession for England. Lee Cattermole wins a free-kick moments later.
54'James Milner wins a free-kick that Adam Johnson delivers, but the ball goes out and the referee deems it to be a German goal kick.
51'A difficult task for England now, two goals behind to a very strong German outfit. But Sweden proved on Friday night that nothing is impossible.
48'Mesut Ozil. The German forward strikes a free-kick from distance that deceives Scott Loach and doubles Germany's advantage.
45'One minute of added time is signalled as the first half draws to a close.
45'Germany get the second period underway.
45'Off, Nedum Onuoha. On, Michael Mancienne. Mancienne replaces Onuoha at the heart of England's defence.
43'Ozil looks to curl a free kick at goal, but it clips the wall and heads behind for a corner, which England see off without any trouble.
40'Micah Richards leads a superb break from the back, bringing the ball up to the half way line before picking out Lee Cattermole on the left. Unfortunately, as he cut into the centre he was quickly dispossessed by a German defender.
35'Seb Boenisch strikes a fierce low shot at goal, but it skids wide of Loach's angle and appeared overly ambitious.
34'England are still enjoying plenty of possession in the game and trying to breach the German back line, with captain Mark Noble this time seeing his pass cut out on the edge of the area following a neat link-up with Cranie.
30'Germany's semi-final hero Andreas Beck tries his luck with an ambitious long range shot from the right, but sees his effort go well over the bar.
27'Another dangerous delivery from Milner, this time from the right flank, but it whistles past the far post and wide of the goal.
23'Gonzalo Castro. A fine pass forward by Ozil picks out the onrushing Gonzalo Castro and he makes no mistake by clipping a fine finish past Scott Loach, to score his second goal against England in this competition.
20'Walcott embarks on a run at the German defence, but finds himself just outnumbered as he reaches the area and is tackled.
19'England force a corner when Mats Hummels has to head behind just before Micah Richards was able to pounce on a ball into the German area.
16'Milner's pacy and curling free kick from the left hand side causes German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer a few problems but drifts just wide of the far post.
15'Germany come close to opening the scoring when Khedira finds some space in the area and cuts the ball back for Mesut Ozil. Fortunately, his shot is blocked and diverted away from goal.
11'A free kick from Boenisch is blocked well by the England wall before Fabrice Muamba's clearance sees Walcott threaten on the break. Unfortunately, a fine tackle by the last defender prevents him breaking through on goal.
03'Theo Walcott's pace sees him latch onto Milner's slide rule pass into the area, but his low shot from the angle goes wide of the near post as England look to draw first blood.
02'James Milner's free kick from the right picks out Martin Cranie at the far post, but his header goes just over the bar.
01'Adam Johnson waltzes around two defenders on the left in a positive start for England, but Theo Walcott just couldn't onto the end of his cross.
KOThe final of the European Under-21 Championship is underway and it's England who kick the game off.