Holland reach the Under-17 European Championship final; Hosts Germany overcome Italy to reach the final too

Switzerland 1 – Holland 2 (Under-17 European Championships semi-final, May 15, 2009) The Dutch took a first-half 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Shabir Isoufi (assisted by Arsenal’s Oguzhan Ozyakup) and Luc Castaignos. Janick Kamber pulled one back but the Swiss couldn’t score another and Holland will play hosts Germany in the final.

Germany 2 – Italy 0 (Under-17 European Championships semi-final, May 15, 2009) Germany were put through their toughest match of the competition by the Italians, Reinhold Yabo and Bienvenue Basala-Mazana struck in the last ten minutes to earn Germany a place in the final.