GOAL for Germany!
An early strike from Lina Magull and second-half goals from Lea Schuller, Lena Lattwein and Alexandra Popp at the Brentford Community Stadium ensured Germany kept their record intact of never losing an opening match in the Euros. Published by SPH Media Limited, Co. Regn.
But Denmark have form in the tournament, ousting the German team the last time the two nations met, in the 2017 quarter-finals. All that was missing was a goal of her own. Germany are keeping a high line which Denmark are struggling to circumvent. Denmark have the opening press, with Madsen sending in a cross which Oberdorf kicks away with ease. A tentative start for Germany, kept pinned back by Denmark but holding on to possession. Its cool that this tournament doesnt have one single favorite.".
The match was literally bookended by goals: Linda Sallstrom, Finland's record goalscorer, nicked one within 49 seconds of the referee's whistle, and Caldentey scored a penalty for Spain with the final kick of the game. Experienced defender Wendie Renard, of reigning Champions League winners Lyon, leads a side with plenty of winning experience at club level. Familiar territory for Germany this evening. Dallman, with her first few touches, already looks hungry on the edge of the Danish penalty area. The eight-time champions have introduced a new generation but it was above all Svenja Huth, eleven years after her debut, who marshaled her side to victory. MX23RW : Thursday, July 21 13:01:20| >> :60:1722:1722: Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox. An early run from captain Huth starts things off, coming in from the right to send the ball into the box and calmly into Christensen's hands.
Junge defends well, and Denmark can get the break to counter, but little comes out it.
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Denmark is preparing substitutes, looking for a change of tactical direction early in the second half.
 Not until English coach Edward Magner was hired in 1939, did the Danish amateurs undergo sufficient physical conditioning, and were properly schooled in the WM tactic. When the ball dropped at her feet at the back post in the 74th minute, Huth thumped it home with relish.  The Breslau Eleven was broken up following the Anschluss with Austria in March 1938. For Popp too, tonights game was a Euros breakthrough; her first ever appearance at the tournament. Sara Dbritz, who recently joined European champions Lyon, will look to win Germanys first big title since 2013. Eurosport, a Discovery Company 2022 All rights reserved. Off a throw-in high up on the right, Denmark snatch possession and go for the counter, but Huth on the right sneaks the ball back to cross to Magull in front of goal who flies up to kick and Christensen has to pull out a stunning save. There's another chance for a Denmark free kickafter Sevecke is trampled in her own half. The dominant German side of the era was Schalke 04, but the club's style of play, a quick passing game known as the Kreisel, was not suited to the more physical and direct tactical approach used by Nerz from observing English football. But then, Huth picks up the loose ball to slip into the goal, which she celebrates, but the flag goes up! It was sweet revenge for the Germans who lost 2-1 to Denmark in the quarter-finals of the previous tournament in 2017. Denmark use a free kick to try and get Harder involved, and she can play to Bruun who sends it a tantalising strike on goal, which forces Frohms to leap to protect her goal from the palm-stinging shot. A collision of heads between Dabritz and Junge leads to two team doctors coming onto the pitch. Our team at Sports Mole and our data analysis both correctly predicted that Germany Women would win this match. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, who took over as coach in 2019, has a team stacked with talent, including glittering midfielder Sara Dabritz, who signed in June with Champions League holders Lyon from rivals Paris Saint-Germain and a number of superstars from Bayern Munich, including up-and-comer Klara Buhl, who scored a hattrick in Germany's 7-0 warm-up victory against Switzerland last month. All things considered, this match looks to be a nailbiter. Germany press again, but Buhl, in the centre of the edge of the box, is surrounded by the Danish defence, and they end up playing back to keep possession. An early attempt at match psychological warfare? Red card for Kuhl! #BluesInEurope | #WEURO2022 pic.twitter.com/TLsi6AmwDO, - These girls take on Denmark in our @WEURO2022 opener WIR #IMTEAM #hungriGER #WEURO2022 #GERDEN pic.twitter.com/bsZpH9DiVP. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. LONDON (REUTERS) - Germany's bid to win a record ninth European Championship got off to an emphatic start as they beat Denmark 4-0 in their Group B opener on Friday (July 8). We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Dabritz, running through the middle, passes to Rauch, who targets Buhl in the box with a looping pass, but Buhl is soon under siege by Danish defenders, and they regain possession to begin their push towards the German goal.
In the Netherlands four years later, she picked up an early injury in the first fixture, and her tournament was over before the halftime whistle.
Denmark singing along, and when they finish, Harder leads an almighty cheer and clap. Commentary thought it may have been for Harder, who has been attempting to play everywhere.
A sobering night for the Danes. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 3-1 (6.09%) and 2-0 (6.06%). Christiansen did well to deny Magull early in the second half when she tipped wide a long-range effort from the midfielder. With many of their players decorating Europes top clubs and a strong history, Sweden is one of the teams to watch at the Euros. #BBCFootball #BBCEuros.
The German defence are content to pass between one another, before an excellent pass flies to Schuller outside the penalty area. Catch the latest Germany and Denmark news and find up to date International friendlies standings, results, top scorers and previous winners. The ball is thumped in but there's too much cover on Junge that keeps the ball from her at the near post. 6 - Germany have won all six of their Euros matches played on English soil, winning away at England in December 1994 in that tournaments semi-final and winning all five matches at the 2005 tournament. Germany look extremely complete, now moving the ball around as they look for the cracks in an increasingly-defeated Denmark side. Madsen plays a long range shot optimistically from outside the area, which doesn't have enough power to trouble Frohms. Harder, Bruun and Madsen will be seeking to exploit any small slip in defence, and to be truly comfortable, a second or third goal from the Germans is required.
Their opponents couldnt keep pace when Germany shifted gear and a defensive error eventually led toLina Magull's emphatic opener, before second half set-piece finishes fromLea Schller and Lena Lattwein made the scoreline reflect the play. Thomsen takes it, and Sevecke leaps for the header, but it goes up vertical and over the goal.
Germany top the group on three points with Spain who beat Finland 4-1 earlier. She undermined Denmarks defenses with a series of tunnel-boring runs down the right wing, and peppered their penalty box with cross after searching cross. Svend Jensen, Poul Hansen, and Henry Nielsen played the 2-3-5 tactic used in their club (B.93), while Carl Larsen and Poul Jensen played the modern WM formation of their club (AB). Buhl has a peach of a chance, robbing Sevecke who thinks she's going to benefit from a misguided German header, before shooting a little closer to goal, but bypasses the target by a whisker. When it comes to Euros honors, there are few at the 2022 tournament who have a past as illustrious as Germanys coach. Magull can't head in the remainder.
The ball flies into the area, and Oberdorf taps the ball to Lattwein's feet. Oberdorf launches a throw-in to the box, but Denmark gather up possession, unable to have any say on the game's tempo at the moment. She's awarded a corner. What a time to get your first goal for your country!  In Denmark, the game became known for posterity as the Battle of Breslau (Danish: Slaget i Breslau).. Svava tries to take the ball off Gwinn, chasing her to the right, but Denmark regain possession off her pass.
Copyright 2021 SPH Media Limited. The rampant manner of their victory will have made other teams sit up and take notice.
Germany have the opening run, with Buhl picking up the ball from a cross in front of goal. Mercifully, she would have been offside at close range. Germany take back control of the ball, happy to hold on until half-time.
Arsenals Vivianne Miedema, the star attacker who is the Dutch national teams most prolific goalscorer ever, is expected to lead the side into the latter stages of the competition.
Defender Stine Ballisager, speaking ahead of tonight's fixture, shared as much, saying: "We will do everything it takes to get something out of the match against Germany.
202120748H. Due to injury, she missed out on Euro 2012 and 2017 - a special moment for a legendary figure in the German side. Thomsen is the taker, and it skims low, hitting German feet who struggle to keep it out with more than a push. The silver medalists from the Beijing Olympics will look to win a major trophy for their country for the first time since winning the 1984 Euros. Another substitution for Germany: the electric Magull is replaced by Dallman, and one for Denmark, Svava off for Boye Sorensen.
She gets a yellow card, as Thomsen gets back to her feet for the free kick. Following the Olympics, Herberger opted to rebuild the team based on Schalke's Kreisel system, and Szepan's team mates Rudi Gellesch and Adolf Urban soon became regulars for the national side. Free kick for Germany after Dallmann is pulled down by Larsen. The likeliest Denmark Women win was 1-2 (6.74%), while for a drawn scoreline it was 1-1 (9.01%).
The reigning European champions will look to defend their title in England, this time with Englishman Mark Parsons at the helm.
All rights reserved. Germany certainly haven't put aside any of their determination after scoring their two goals.
Homecoming. Thomsen attempts to break down the right, but Rauch, desperate to stop the attack, drops her. An incredible, but long overdue first goal in this competition. France, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Breslau_Eleven&oldid=1081839117, Nicknamed groups of association football players, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, This page was last edited on 10 April 2022, at 00:40.
Madsen fouls Hegering as she passes the ball back to her keeper, in keeping with Denmark's punchy spirit this evening. Long ball is played from Brand, to Lohmann, who crosses in front of goal to a flying Popp, who scores her first GOAL in a European Championship! "Thats the past, were interested in the future, she told reporters ahead of this game when asked about the four winners medals she collected as a player. A cross comes in from Huth high on the right, and Rauch sends in the ball to hit the post, then Schuller plays a flying header onto the post!
Elsewhere in Group B, bookies' favourites Spain showed they can perform just fine without the talismanic Alexia Putellas, thank you very much, beating Finland 4-1. True, Germany, "Thats the past, were interested in the future, she told reporters ahead of this game when asked about the four winners medals she collected as a player.
The core players of the Breslau Eleven were first assembled during the 1934 FIFA World Cup under the management of Otto Nerz. "Its not all that bad, there are still plenty of games left at the tournament, a stoicHuth told DW after the match.
Brand almost gets Germany a fifth after she picks down a ball sent over Danish heads in their penalty area but Christensen flies into action, coming off her line to gather the ball up. Huge cheers as she gets to her feet and the match can restart. Sports Mole previews Friday's Women's European Championship clash between Germany Women and Denmark Women, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
But there are equally few to whomhistoryseems to matter less than it does toVoss-Tecklenburg herself.
This might be difficult due to the absence of influential players such as Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer, who have been left out of the squad. Germany come forward again, Buhl taking the strike off Magull, and Dabritz attempts to nestle it in the back of the net after the ball rebounds. Also added to the starting line up was Reinhold Mnzenberg, allowing Szepan, who had previously been deployed as a centre half, to play in his more familiar position as an inside forward. Then Troelsgaard gets away for Denmark, seeking out Harder again, but Magull gets in the way. Weakened by her absence, her teammates made it as far as the quarterfinal before being dumped out by Denmark. With a squad made almost entirely of La Liga talent, Jorge Vildas players will look to secure the countrys first ever European title. Germany's goal was well deserved, to say the least. Spain were stony-faced and serious during their anthem, earlier. But her touch is imperfect and the defending tight, so Christensen can collect the ball with relative ease. Women's Euro 2022 teams, star players and predictions - our definitive guide to the 16 countries, There is one good reason why Everton fear another season of struggle, World Cup fixtures 2022: match dates, kick-off times and full schedule for Qatar tournament, Qatar World Cup 2022 final: match date, kick-off time and which teams could play, World Cup 2022 TV schedule: How to watch England games in Qatar, Thomas Tuchel's anger at sloppy Chelsea defeat: 'They played with more courage', What your Premier League club needs before the start of the season, Dissecting the Georgia Stanway thunderbolt that powered Lionesses into Euro 2022 last four, Georgia Stanway screamer pulls England back from the brink to keep Euros bid on course, England player ratings vs Spain: Substitutes change the game but Fran Kirby and Ellen White struggle, Erik ten Hag bans alcohol during match weeks in Manchester United disciplinary crackdown, Crystal Palace set to sign Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards. She has a good first touch, a better second, and smacks the ball into the goal past Christensen at the near post. Germany take their run now, and Svava keeps close to Gwinn to stop her run, this time, the boot on the other foot. 2022 Deutsche Welle | To put Popp's Euros-centric injury woes into perspective, that is her 54th international goal, and tonight's match marks her 115th cap.
At 31, both Popp and Huth know time is running out to make amends. After underwhelming at their home World Cup in 2019, Corinne Diacres side will want to reassert themselves. Another substitute Popp, who missed the 2017 tournament through injury, put a gloss on the scoreline late on with her 54th goal for her country, while Denmark had 19-year-old Kathrine Moller Kuhl sent off right at the end for a second booking. Substitution for Denmark, Larsen coming on for Thomsen. They fly down the left, but although a ball is sent in on a long, high motion, Frohms has time to watch it and catch the attempt. England World Cup 2022 squad: When will Gareth Southgate announce his list of players for Qatar? This marked the first time that Germany hadn't reached the finals at the last six Euros, and will no doubt give the Danish side, who played the final against the Netherlands that year, confidence.
After the disappointment of getting knocked out in the group stages of Euro 2017, Norway will look to restore their good record in the competition, having won it twice and reached the final in 2013. Corner from Germany, sent in long to be headed to goal but Christensen moves it over the goal with her glove. Nerz's tactics were initially successful, with Germany achieving a surprise third-place finish at the World Cup. In the end, Svenja Huth probably couldnt have asked for much more from her first full match at aEuropean Championship. The whistle blows, and we're off to the races in Brentford.
Germany brushed aside Denmark with a 4-0 win in their opener. Judging by Huths hunger against Denmark, she and her teammates havent merely come to England to make up the numbers. The Danes went on to finish as runners-up that year, but could not cope with a rampant Germany this time round. Denmark are looking slightly undone and will need to refocus. She attempts to go over Christensen's head, but she deflects it. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. 2011-2022 Sports Mole Ltd. All rights reserved. "How on earth have Germany not scored in this match?! Battling for every ball, Germany certainly wouldn't want to rest on their laurels, as favourites might. Now they get a counter, Thomsen running on the right, looking score herself, but the ball bounces just in front of Frohms. Harder and Madsen attempt a link-up but Hendrich sticks close to Madsen and ushers the ball out of play. Junge goes down after Oberdorf gets low to tackle her, and the German gets the first yellow card of the match. She bared her teeth from the off. The most likely scoreline for a Germany Women win was 2-1 with a probability of 9.07%. Dabritz glues the ball to her feet in the box before cutting it back to Rauch, who sends the ball in to hit the post and go just wide. However, from the resulting corner Schuller rose highest to meet Magull's cross and head in Germany's second.
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Consequently, only Fritz Szepan was a regular for both Schalke and the national team. For the Danish national team, the loss is still the largest in team history. Magull goes hunting for her second goal off the back of the possession, running into Christensen's area through the centre but she's unable to finish cleanly.
Svava breaks through the German defensive ranks but is shut down before she can become dangerous. , (Left): Both starting line-ups on the field; (right): a moment of the match with Germany attempting to score, History of the Germany national football team, History of the Denmark national football team, West Germany 33 (a.e.t., 54 pen.) No. Svenja Huth (left) led Germany with an all-action display that set the tone. A win for Denmark Women had a probability of 28.73% and a draw had a probability of 21.5%. Your opinion can help us make it better. Ada Hegerberg, the winner of the first ever Ballon dOr to be awarded to a female player in 2018, has returned to the setup after a five year absence in protest at inequality in the Norwegian FA. #BBCFootball #BBCEuros. A Rauch-Madsen pile-up gives Denmark a free kick, which Madsen takes up, to pass to Sevecke, who wastes her long pass to a patch full of Germany players. It flies to the far post, and Hegering tries to pick up the ball. A great interception by Overdorf in front of the Danish penalty area puts Denmark under threat, but the Danes sit deep, and can delay what feels like, at this stage, an inevitable second goal. Harder attempts a run supported by Troelsgaard but Germany shut the pair down. The loss would have been even deservedly bigger, had goalkeeper Svend Jensen not played the best game of his international career. After thirty seconds of exultant celebrations, her face appeared on the big screen, the camera capturing her crestfallen expression as she mouthed an inquiring ", "We didnt even hear the whistle, because it was in the corner in front of the German fans and we were celebrating together, Huth added. Germany maintain an eye-wateringly high line, and Magull can break at its very tip, coming in from the left of the Danish penalty area to strike. Fridolina Rolfs good form from Barcelona could help them in achieving their goal. This is only the second time that Denmark have lost a Euros match by more than four goals.
Two yellows and off four minutes and nine seconds into extra time after digging into a Germany player in front of the fourth official. Tonight in Brentford, as Germany took revenge for that result and reasserted themselves on the biggest stage, sheled the charge. This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. But the corner delivers the SECOND GOAL aftera long shot in to Schuller is headed past Christensen, off her line, which the Danish defenders scramble to deal with - but they can't!
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