LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Germany’s bid to earn a history ninth European Championship got off to an emphatic begin as they defeat Denmark 4- in their Team B opener on Friday.
An early strike from Lina Magull and 2nd-50 % plans from Lea Schuller, Lena Lattwein and Alexandra Popp at the Brentford Neighborhood Stadium ensured Germany retained their file intact of never ever getting rid of an opening match in the Euros.
It was sweet revenge for the Germans who shed 2-1 to Denmark in the quarter-finals of the previous match in 2017. The Danes went on to end as runners-up that 12 months, but could not cope with a rampant Germany this time spherical.
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Germany rattled the woodwork a few situations in the opening 15 minutes but at last designed the breakthrough in the 21st when Magull charged down defender Stine Pedersen and gained the ball to go by on intention and rifle it earlier goalkeeper Lene Christiansen.
Martina Voss Tecklenburg’s aspect could have extended their direct prior to halftime but had been either thwarted by Christiansen or their very own profligacy.
Christiansen did well to deny Magull early in the 2nd half when she tipped large a long-array energy from the midfielder. On the other hand, from the ensuing corner Schuller rose best to meet up with Magull’s cross and head in Germany’s second.
Denmark hardly threatened and conceded a third in the 78th moment when substitute Lattwein fired in a knockdown from midfielder Lena Oberdorf.
A different substitute Popp, who skipped the 2017 match via damage, place a gloss on the scoreline late on with her 54th intention for her country, though Denmark experienced 19-12 months-outdated Kathrine Moller Kuhl despatched off correct at the end for a 2nd reserving.
“We performed an remarkable activity. We had been at it right absent and designed lots of scoring prospects that we failed to definitely choose advantage of in the very first half. We were being extremely dominant and aggressive. It was a wonderful crew effort by everyone associated,” Voss Tecklenburg explained.
A substantial contingent of the 15,746 spectators in attendance were Denmark fans who made their voices read during but coach Lars Sondergaard was let down his side could not do the aid justice.
“The guidance was great, and the placing was insane – also soon after the recreation. What disappoints us the most is that we couldn’t perform better, and I hope we can do that in the remaining final two online games in the team,” he mentioned.
Germany major the group on three points with Spain who conquer Finland 4-1 previously. Denmark upcoming just take on Finland on Tuesday, while Germany enjoy Spain later on that day.
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Reporting by Christian Radnedge
Enhancing by Toby Davis
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