Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is brought into the starting lineup for Portugal's meeting with Spain at the European Under-21s Championship.
has been handed a starting role for Renato Sanches ' meeting with Portugal Under-21s after being overlooked last time out. Spain Under-21s
The Bayern Munich midfielder was a surprise omission for the
2-0 win over Serbia in the Selecao's opener, but after coming off the bench to set up the second goal he is reinstated for this Iberian derby in Gdynia. U21 Euro 2017
Sanches's inclusion means that
drops out, as boss Diogo Jota alters his formation and instead goes with a two-man frontline - Rui Jorge and Goncalo Guedes starting just ahead of the Bayern man. Daniel Podence has made two changes to Spain's starting lineup, meanwhile, bringing in Albert Celades and Jonny for Dani Ceballos and Jose Luis Gaya . Denis Suarez
won their opening game 5-0 against Macedonia, putting them in a strong position in the early Group B standings, with only the top side guaranteed a passage through to the semis. Portugal Under-21s: Varela; Cancelo, Ie, Ruben Semedo, Rodrigues; Carvalho, Neves, Fernandes; Sanches, Podence; Guedes Spain Under-21s: Kepa; Bellerin, Vallejo, Mere, Jonny; Llorente, Niguez; Asensio, Ceballos, Deulofeu; Sandro
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