Under-21 Championship Player Ratings: Spain 0-0 Germany

Spain's and Germany's Under-21 teams drew a blank in their opening game at the European Championships. Goal.com watched the game and gave each player a mark out of ten...

Sergio Asenjo 8.5
- Saved his team on two occasions as the impressive Ozil escaped the attentions of the defenders and showed why he is a wanted man.

Sergio Sanchez 6.5
- Pushed forward well and impressed with his crosses down the right as well as with his tracking back to cover.

Chico 5.5
- Looked shaky at times in the centre of Spain's defence and if Dejagah had been on his game he could have been embarrassed.

Torrejon 7 - Kept the Spain back four together and showed his experience having played regularly for Espanyol for so long.

Monreal 6 - Was exposed a couple of times down the flank, before showing a few good touches to justify his selection when the Germans pushed up

Javi Martinez 6 - Was not afraid to put the boot in and clearly upset Ozil with a tough tackle towards the end after he had chased after him for so long.

Raul Garcia 6.5 - Had a great first half as he showed inspiration and leadership in the midfield, but was unable to repeat the display after the break.

Sisi 5 - Showed flashes of what he could do, but all too often he disappeared from the game and a lot more will be expected from him next time out.

Granero 6 - His technique is unquestioned, but his influence on games can be as he should have been far more involved throughout.

Jurado 6.5 - Was involved and showed that he could become a regular at a higher level although he did also fail to compete for the full 90 minutes.

Krkic 5 - Did not use his technical ability enough against a team that contained big defenders who comfortably brushed him off the ball.


Capel 5.5 - Busied himself by putting his head down and careering forward, but offered little from the left flank.

Xisco 6 - Showed some good touches and looked calm and in control against a busy German defence.

Pedro Leon n/a


Neuer 6
- Did not have much to do throughout the game, but he did well when called into action as he showed good hands.

Beck 6
- Solid on the right and proved that he is a strong defender as well as a player that enjoys going forward and helping to support the attack.

Howedes 6 - Gave everything at the heart of a well drilled and effective German defence and his last-ditch tackle in injury time was an example.

Boateng 6.5 - A towering presence at the back for Germany and certainly a player that will become a regular in the first team when he is older.

Boenisch 5 - Spain may not have had many chances in the first half, but the majority of what they did create came down his side.

Aogo 6 - With the German side concentrating on playing on the break in the first half and being in position in the second he did well.

Khedira 6
- Worked very hard, but was asked to drop back so much that he was unable to show what he can do going forward.

Castro 6 - Challenged Monreal whenever he had the chance and made sure that the full-back had a busy evening.

Marin 5.5 - His passing was not that accurate and he should have done better with the chances that he had, but he showed he has potential.

Dejagah 5.5 - Had a glorious opportunity  to put his team ahead and then took one touch too many when he was picked out in the area.

Ozil 7.5 - Would have been given a higher rating, but he missed two of Germany's best chances in the game.


Schmelzer 6 - Did well when he came on before the break and added something down the left flank.

Ben-Hatira 5.5
- Had a chance towards the end of the game, but could not take it and that was his only contribution.

Ebert n/a

Lucas Brown, Goal.com