Denmark U21 cruised through qualifying, winning eight matches with two draws to top Group 8. They scored 21 goals with nine conceded. Albert Capellas Herms’ side were perfect in the group stage, winning all three matches without conceding a goal. Germany reached the group stage after topping Group 9 in qualification. They won six matches with two defeats, both coming against Belgium. Stefan Kuntz’s side came second in Group A to reach the knockout rounds. They advanced despite finishing level on points with Netherlands and Romania. Denmark are a tough side to beat and can take Germany to extra time in the quarter-finals.