Portugal and Sweden both cruised through the semifinals on Saturday to set up Tuesday's Under-21 European Championship final.
Luis Figo and Rui Costa may have stumbled in the final 21 years ago, but it will take a lot to stop Portugal's current crop from triumphing if their 5-0 mauling of favourites Germany is anything to go by.
What was supposed to be an intriguing semifinal battle between the tournament's brightest lights ended in a one-sided masterclass from Rui Jorge's side at the Ander Stadium.
Hosts Czech Republic failed to make it out of the group stage of the U21 Euro Championships after drawing 1-1 with Germany on Tuesday.
The Czech squad turned back numerous scoring opportunities from the Germans in the first half and nearly opened the scoring in the 47th minute only to have Jakub Brabec's header cleared off the goal line by the German defence.
The Germans opened their account eight minutes later when Nico Schulz collected a loose ball outside the six-yard box and put a...
Germany went top of Group A with a 3-0 victory over Denmark in their second group stage game at the Under-21 European Championship on Saturday.
Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland scored twice, while Dortmund's Matthias Ginter added the third to complete the rout.
Volland, the German captain, first struck in the 32nd minute, his low, right-footed shot from 12 yards beating Denmark goalkeeper Jakob Busk Jensen.
Denmark fought back from a goal down to beat tournament hosts the Czech Republic 2-1 in the opening game of the European U21 Championship.
New Hoffenheim signing Pavel Kaderabek put the home side ahead in the 35th minute after cutting in from the right wing, firing into the bottom left corner to leave Danish keeper Jakob Busk with no chance.
The Danes, however, began the second half with more intent and were rewarded just prior to the hour mark when captain Jannik Vestergaard was able to nod...