After the hosts England Women qualified for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final, another big favourite Germany Women advanced to the final of this tournament with strong performances.
UEFA Women’s Euro can’t be dreamt of without Germany Women, who are holding the record of eight titles as they are the only team to win this trophy more than twice. After failing to qualify for the first two editions of the UEFA Women’s Championship (1984 and 1987), Germany Women won eight out of the next nine tournaments (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013) as they finished in the fourth position in the 1993 edition.
In the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017, the previous edition, Die Nationalelf were eliminated by Denmark Women from the quarter-finals, which ended their six-time UEFA Women’s Championship title-winning streak.
- 1 Germany Women are doing what they are famous for
- 2 Group B
- 3 Knockout stage
- 4 Final line
Germany Women are doing what they are famous for
But Germany Women have returned to their familiar nature in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. Before the beginning of the 12th edition of the UEFA Women’s Championship, they had some hard results in the early of this calendar.
However, the National Eleven have shown their true characters at the right time as they have won all five games of the ongoing edition of the UEFA Women’s Championship. Moreover, they have recorded four clean sheets out of five games as they have netted 13 times and only conceded once.
8th July at Brentford Community Stadium, London: Germany (4) – Denmark (0)
Germany Women started their journey in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 with sweet revenge against Denmark Women of their 2017 edition quarter-finals elimination. This time Die Nationalelf won by 4-0.
Lina Magull (21’) scored their first goal in this tournament. Later, Lea Schuller (57’), Lena Lattwein (78’) and the skipper Alexandra Popp (86’) added once each.
12th July at Brentford Community Stadium, London: Germany (2) – Spain (0)
In the high-profile Group Stage game against Spain Women, the National Eleven secured a 2-0 win. After Klara Buhl (3’) scored her first goal in this competition, Alexandra Popp (37’) provided a healthy advantage for the Whites.
16th July at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes: Finland (0) – Germany (3)
Expectedly Die Nationalelf finished the group stage as the Group B champions with a 3-0 victory against Finland Women. Sophia Kleinherne (40’), captain Alexandra Popp (48’) and Nicole Anyomi (63’) scored goals for the record UEFA Women’s Championship winners.
(Quarter-finals) 21st July at Brentford Community Stadium, London: Germany (2) – Austria (0)
German team continued their clean sheet streaks in this competition in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Austria Women. Lina Magull (25’) and captain Alexandra Popp (90’) scored the goals for the German side.
(Semi-finals) 27th July at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes: Germany (2) – France (1)
The skipper Alexandra Popp (40’) provided the 1-0 lead for Die Nationalelf against France Women in the second semi-final of this competition. With that goal, she has scored all the five games of her team in this tournament.
Merle Frohms’ own goal equalled the scoreline for France Women (1-1) in the 44th minute, which was also the first goal against the German team in this edition. However, the German leader Popp once again struck for her team in the 76th minute as they reached the final of this competition with a 2-1 victory.
Just like the hosts England Women, Germany Women have also dominated in the ongoing UEFA Women’s Euro edition. Both teams have managed four clean sheets out of five games, although the English team has scored seven more goals than the German side in this competition.
There is no doubt that the best two teams of this tournament have deservingly qualified for the final of this competition. Now, Die Nationalelf are getting ready to win its ninth UEFA Women’s Championship by beating one of the best teams in the present women’s international football.