Mlapa blow for German U21s

Germany's Peniel Mlapa has been ruled out of the rest of the European Under-21 Championships through injury.

Last Updated: 08/06/13 at 13:58 Post Comment

Peniel Mlapa: Suffered an injury in the 3-2 defeat to Holland

Peniel Mlapa: Suffered an injury in the 3-2 defeat to Holland

Borussia Monchengladbach striker Peniel Mlapa has been ruled out of the rest of the European Under-21 Championships after picking up an injury in Germany's opening 3-2 defeat to Holland.

The 22-year-old tore muscle fibres in Thursday's game and, although he will initially remain in Israel for treatment, he will not feature again in the tournament, which ends on June 18.

"This is really bitter news for us," coach Rainer Adrion told the German Football Association's official website.

"Peniel was our top goalscorer in qualifying and had made an excellent impression throughout our preparations for the European Championships.

"His loss hits us really hard because I can see the enormous potential and ability he has."

After losing to Holland last Thursday, Germany face Spain on Sunday for a must-win second group game.

Spain defeated Russia in their opening group fixture and a second straight win, combined with a victory or draw for Holland in their game against Russia, would see Germany eliminated before their final group game.


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