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Spain beats Germany 2-1 to win Under-21 Euros

June 30, 2019
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Spain's Dani Olmo jubilates after scoring the goal (2-0) with teammate Fabian Ruiz Pena during the Uefa European Under-21 Championship 2019 - Finals between Spain and Germany in Udine, Italy, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gabriele Menis/ANSA via AP)
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Spain's Dani Olmo jubilates after scoring the goal (2-0) with teammate Fabian Ruiz Pena during the Uefa European Under-21 Championship 2019 - Finals between Spain and Germany in Udine, Italy, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gabriele Menis/ANSA via AP)

UDINE, Italy (AP) — Spain beat Germany 2-1 to match Italy with a record fifth title at the Under-21 European Championship on Sunday.

Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring with a long-range strike early on, then Dani Olmo doubled the advantage in the 69th from close range after goalkeeper Alex Nubel could not handle a shot from Ruiz.

Nadiem Amiri pulled one back for Germany two minutes from time with a long, deflected shot.

Spain avenged defeat to Germany in the 2017 final.

Ruiz, a midfielder with Napoli, was named player of the tournament.

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