Under 21 Championship roundup
Under 21 Championship roundup

Spain comfortably brushed aside the Czech Republic in their European Under-21 Championship encounter in Denmark, securing a 2-0 triumph to go top of Group B. Spain announced themselves on this years Uefa Under 21 European Championships after a breath-taking 2-0 win over pre-tournament favourites Czech republic. Spain controlled the game and played the game mostly in third gear as the Czech's, who hadn't lost an under-21 match since 2008, looked a class below the Spaniards. Deportivo striker Adrian Lopez netted both goals in the 2-0 win - a win which ended the Czech's awesome record.

Elsewhere in Group B, England were less impressive as they struggled to goalless draw with Ukraine. Both sides missed good opportunities to win the game but England see the draw as an oppertunity missed. England's best chance came from a stunning 25 yard strike from Daniel Sturridge which came back off the woodwork. England and Manchester United strike Danny Welbeck missed a glorious chance in the final stages to win the game for England but he blazed his effort over.

Spain now sits at the top of Group B one point ahead of the Czech Republic who defeated Ukraine in their opening game. England now a point behind the Czech Republic after their two draws and the Ukraine look all but out, needing to beat Spain heavily to stand any chance of going through.

England must now beat the Czech Republic in their final Group B match to qualify for the semi-final. The Czech Republic were considered the pre-tournament favourites, deserve respect especially when we considere the fact they remained undefeated in their qualifying campaign for the tournament. England will need to produce a far better performance than the one they put in against the Ukraine and England boss Stuart Pearce will be looking to forwards Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck to this time capitalise on their chances and fire their side to a likely semi-final date with Switzerland.

The final group games of the Uefa Under-21 European Championship take place on Saturday and Sunday.