Spain: Sergio Asenjo; Azpilicueta, Chico,
Torrejón, Monreal; Raúl García, Javi García; Sisi
(Diego Capel 70'), Jurado, Granero (Pedro León 87'); Bojan (Xisco 82').
Germany: Neuer; Beck, Schwaab, Höwedes, Boenisch (Schmelzer 38'); Gonzalo Castro (Ebert 86'), Khedira, Özil, Grote, Marin (Ben-Hatira 70'); Dejagah. 4-5-1.
Spain's first appearance in the under 21 European finals for several years started with a 0-0 draw against Germany. New coach López Caro put out a side packed with first division experience, and they almost went ahead on the half mark when Chico's effort was turned for a corner which his fellow defender Torrejón then headed against the bar.
After that though Germany were on top, so much so that Sergio Asenjo was named man of the match. The Valladolid keeper made important saves throughout, in particular from Özil either side of half time and then again from the striker in the closing minutes. Spain now go on to play England in their next match on Thursday, ending the group stage four days later against Finland.