WINNERS: The Spain team celebrate winning the European Under-21 Championship

SPAIN have beaten Germany 2-1 to claim a fifth European Under-21 Championship.

The final in Udine, Italy, saw Spain go one up through a Fabian Ruiz sizzling 25-yard hit after he latched onto Mikel Oyarzabal’s ball.

Dani Olmo then doubled Spain’s lead through a deft chip over stranded German goalkeeper Alexander Nubel.

CHAMPION: Fabian Ruiz was the player of the tournament

A deflected effort from Nadiem Amiri was a late consolation for Germany, but came too late to have any real impact.

Spain took revenge with the win, after the same fixture in the 2017 final ended in victory for Germany.

It means Spain’s national team now equal the record set by Italy, with five U21 Euros.

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