Cymru U21

The last EURO qualifying campaign

An early goal from Brennan Johnson offered Paul Bodin's side the perfect start to the campaign against Belgium at the Racecourse in September 2019, and the side showed superb character to hold onto their advantage and beat one of the teams expected to challenge at the top of the group.

However, Germany would arrive in Wrexham a few days later, and would have seen the previous match as a warning not to take the home side for granted. Despite Cymru creating a few early chances and Mark Harris scoring from the penalty spot early in the second half, Germany proved to be far too strong, and eased to a 5-1 victory with the impressive Robin Hack helping himself to a hat-trick in the win. The side returned to action against Moldova in Orhei in October, but despite taking the lead through Nathan Broadhead, Alexandr Belousov scored twice to earn Moldova a shock victory.

A month later, Cymru recovered with an impressive 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina as Liam Cullen scored the only goal of the game on 71 minutes. However, the pandemic meant that the side would not return to action until September 2020 when Ševkija Resic scored the only goal for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica to avenge the previous result in Wrexham and earn his side a 1-0 victory. With the campaign coming to a close and an increasing number of players progressing through to the senior Cymru squad, goals from Albert Sambi Lokonga inspired Belgium to a convincing 5-0 win against a depleted Cymru side in Leuven to leave the side bottom of Group 9 ahead of the final two games. Second half goals from Terry Taylor, Nathan Broadhead and Momodou Touray earned the side a 3-0 win over Moldova to move above their opponents, but the campaign ended in frustration as Germany claimed a 2-1 win in Braunschweig to win the group, Mark Harris scoring the consolation goal for Bodin's team.

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