Germany’s under-21s suffered a shock defeat to the Czech Republic striker in their clash with England, while Italy and Switzerland were involved in a five-goal thriller.
The Germans provided a powerful starting line-up with Josh Wagnoman, Tom Kraus, Luke Netz and Kevin Scheid.
However, their workforce suffered a shock defeat to the Czech Republic, who comfortably dispatched England in the first sport.
Vaclav Sejk opened the scoring in the thirty-third minute and the Czechs took an early lead at half-time when Angelo Steeler equalized with half an hour remaining.
Despite their dominance, Germany were unable to find a winner and Sparta Prague defender Martin Vitik scored for the Czech Republic.
Angelo Stiller equalized after Vaclav Sejk had put the Czech Republic ahead
A late winner from Martin Vitik saw the Czech U21s go through with all three factors
Elsewhere, Italy U21 beat Switzerland U21 in a five-goal thriller as Fabiano Parisi scored early on.
Germany will then face England and could go all out to qualify for the group stage.
As for Italy, they are concerned about a tight encounter against Switzerland, with no fewer than 5 goals scored.
Lorenzo Pirola bought the Italians off to a good start, scoring just six minutes before Leeds’ Wilfried Gnonto doubled their lead on 11 minutes.
It quickly made it 3-0 as Empoli’s Fabiano Parisi scored before half-time to give Italy a comfortable lead.
However, they almost slipped up in the second half after Young Boys’ Kastriots Imeri pulled one back after just two minutes.
Basel midfielder Zeki Amdouni made it 3-2 as Italy’s troubles caused jitters, as they made several changes to hold on to the lead and are on course for an away win.