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90' + 4'
K. Møller Kühl
Yellow 2nd/RC
86'
A. Popp
S. Lohmann
4 - 0
78'
L. Lattwein
L. Oberdorf
3 - 0
57'
L. Schüller
L. Magull
2 - 0
21'
L. Magull
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
65% 34%
6
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 2
Total Passes 531 271
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Germany GER Germany 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 W W W
2 Spain ESP Spain 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 W L W
3 Denmark DEN Denmark 3 1 0 2 1 5 -4 3 L W L
4 Finland FIN Finland 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0 L L L

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Quarter-finals

Commentary

That's all from us, we'll see you for the next game. Until then though, goodbye!
Germany's bid to add a ninth European Championship title to their trophy cabinet couldn't have gone much better, as they shoot straight to the top of Group B with three points and +4 in the goal difference column. That's just one goal ahead of Spain, who also won their opener, but it'll take something special for La Roja to stop the Germans when they're in this kind of mood, as bottom-placed Denmark discovered all too quickly.
Lina Magull was unplayable at times throughout her 69 minutes on the field, scoring the first goal and assisting the second. She finished the match with six shots, four of which hit the target, creating a total xG of 1.03. In the final third, she was lethal, winning the ball three times, dribbling into the box six times, and completing a game-high 18 passes into the danger area. Dominant, is the word.
The match ends, and it's a resounding victory for the Germans! Denmark's resistance quickly evaporated in that half as Germany really turned it on, scoring three further goals and utterly dominating the game! Schuller's second goal put the match beyond Denmark's reach, whilst the two late strikes from Lattwein and Popp added the finishing touches on a perfect result for Die Nationalelf.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: GERMANY WOMEN 4-0 DENMARK WOMEN.
90' + 4' RED CARD!!! Kuhl gets caught on the wrong side of Popp and shoves her to the ground. It's a bookable offence, and her second one too, meaning she's shown a red card and is sent off, ending a disastrous game for Denmark!
M. Hegering
Yellow Card
90' + 4' After Christensen eventually collects from a Germany free-kick, she looks to send Harder away on the counter. Hegering is all over the Danish captain though, and brings her to ground to concede a free-kick, and is shown a yellow card.
S. Larsen
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Larsen tugs Dallmann back as the Germany midfielder comes forward with intent, and the resultant free-kick decision also sees Larsen booked by the referee.
90' + 1' Brand plays a quick one-two with Popp and looks to latch onto the return pass, but out comes Christensen to parry it away from her and gather the loose ball for Denmark.
90' We'll play four minutes of added time to close out this game, and Denmark's players will be hoping they're over quickly.
88' It's been a resounding performance from start to finish by Germany, who haven't let up from the first whistle. Even if they add another, it'll just be further polish on a performance that has neared perfection from a very early stage.
S. Lohmann
Assist
86' More brilliant play from Germany, and that final ball from the substitute Lohmann was perfectly weighted for Popp to nod home!
A. Popp
Goal
86' GOOOAAAALLL!!!! 4-0!!! Brand brings down a high ball before finding Lohmann on her outside. Lohmann crosses to the back post, where the Germany captain Popp is on hand to head in at the far post! That's her first ever goal in these championships, and that makes it all the more special for Popp and her teammates!
S. Lohmann
L. Oberdorf
84' Oberdorf's assist for Lattwein's goal caps off a fantastic performance in central midfield, and she comes off for Sydney Lohmann in Germany's next change.
S. Larsen
J. Thomsen
84' Thomsen has been one of Denmark's best in this game, but she comes off now for Stine Larsen.
82' Germany have had less of the ball than in the first half (albeit with a more than respectable 61.7 per cent), but have done much more with it, having 11 shots already, with four on target, yielding 1.64 expected goals, and three hitting the back of the net!
80' Another emphatic finish from Germany, this time from Lattwein, and the power in that shot is a microcosm of how good Germany have been both on and off the ball in this game. The complete performance.
L. Oberdorf
Assist
78' The header down by Oberdorf was just superb, and set up Lattwein superbly to seal this game in Germany's favour.
L. Lattwein
Goal
78' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! It's three!!!! Rauch floats a deep free-kick to the edge of the box, and it's headed on by Oberdorf. Lattwein brings it down, before smashing a low shot into the bottom corner, beating Christensen, and making it 3-0 to the dominant Germans!
K. Møller Kühl
Yellow Card
78' Kuhl looks to turn away from Oberdorf but catches the Germany midfielder in the face with a stray elbow, and that warrants a yellow card from the referee.
76' WIDE!!! Thomsen rifles a corner to the back post, where Nadim is waiting, but she can't repeat her goal against Germany from 2017 and heads wide of the target!
75' We're having a VAR check to see if the offside flag was needed, and Brand is clearly beyond the last defender from the original run, meaning whatever happened next was irrelevant!
74' BALL IN THE NET!!! An exquisite ball forward finds Brand on the run, who races clear before cutting inside. She goes down in the box, but the ball comes out to Huth, who prods it home and races away to celebrate! The flag's up though, and so the goal will not count!
F. Rauch
Yellow Card
73' A poor pass from Rauch is cut out by Thomsen, who knocks the ball past Rauch and is subsequently fouled by the Germany left-back. Rauch goes into the book for her troubles.
72' Nadim takes on Hendrich down the left and looks to cross, but a block by the German defender sends it behind for a corner.
S. Boye
S. Svava
70' Svava is the next Danish midfielder to come off, with Simone Boye coming on in her place.
L. Dallmann
L. Magull
69' Magull has absolutely run the show for Germany, playing crucial parts in both goals, and she comes off to a standing ovation for Linda Dallmann.
69' Magull's corner causes chaos in the box as Denmark fail to clear, but the defence holds firm to prevent Germany creating another attacking opportunity.
67' OVER!!! Thomsen's corner lands right on the head of Sevecke, but she can't direct it goalwards as her effort flies over the bar!
65' Harder beats defender after defender as she heads down the left wing, finally drawing a corner following a deflection off Hegering. That was a much-needed forage forward for Denmark, who have been pinned deep in their own half for much of the second period.
63' Germany have amassed a whopping 16 shots so far, four times Denmark's total of four! If there was any doubting Germany's tournament credentials before this game, surely they're now firmly among the favourites following this performance.
J. Brand
K. Bühl
61' Buhl has been dangerous all game long, but comes off now for Jule Brand.
L. Lattwein
S. Däbritz
61' Dabritz is also withdrawn, and will be replaced by Lena Lattwein in midfield.
A. Popp
L. Schüller
61' Germany's most recent goalscorer Schuller comes off, and the regular captain Alexandra Popp will replace her.
60' BLOCKED!!! A diagonal pass finds Buhl, whose right-footed shot is blocked! It bounces out to Dabritz, who also tries her luck from the edge of the box, but another deflection takes the ball behind for a corner!
59' Magull has attempted six shots in this game, more than any other player on either team, and double the number of her teammate Buhl (three shots).
L. Magull
Assist
57' A fantastic ball in by Magull, who adds to her opening goal with a brilliant assist for Die Nationalelf's second!
L. Schüller
Goal
57' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Germany double their lead!!! Magull's corner is swung in, right into Christensen's path, but Schuller nips in ahead of the Denmark keeper, heading into an empty net to make it 2-0!
56' SAVED!!! Magull picks up the ball in midfield and tries her luck from distance, with her low shot drawing a save from Christensen in the corner!
M. Gejl Jensen
R. Madsen
56' Madsen comes off too in Demark's third change of the three, and Mille Gejl Jensen takes her place.
N. Nadim
S. Bruun
56' Bruun is also withdrawn, and veteran striker Nadia Nadim will replace her.
K. Møller Kühl
S. Troelsgaard
56' Troelsgaard is the first Denmark player withdrawn, and on comes Kathrine Moller Kuhl to replace her.
55' Madsen tees up Harder to cross from the right, and she does so, finding Svava on the opposite byline. Her cut-back to Junge is a poor one though, and Germany cut out the chance and clear their lines.
53' After an offside call against Denmark, Germany take the free-kick quickly and Gwinn races forward. She cuts inside and shoots, but it's blocked by Ballisager!
51' Germany come forward in numbers as Schuller finds Magull. She looks to put Dabritz through on goal, but it's just behind the midfielder and Christensen smothers the loose ball.
49' Troelsgaard turns and wins the ball superbly on the edge of her own box, before spreading it wide for Thomsen to run down the right for Denmark.
47' Buhl is put into space and surges down the left, but her cut-back across goal is deflected by Sevecke and Christensen gathers possession.
46' Denmark resume proceedings, and we're back underway for the second half!
The teams are back out on the pitch, and can Germany continue to turn the screw in the next 45 minutes?
Germany have had nine shots so far to Denmark's three, with four of those hitting the target and a further three striking the woodwork. Die Nationalelf have also managed 64.9 per cent possession, and after a first half of near-dominance, will be hoping to make their prowess count in the second half.
What a half of football! End-to-end from the very first whistle, but the majority of chances came at one end! Christensen in the Denmark goal has faced shot after shot, with her saving on numerous occasions and the goal frame helping her out too. Magull's 21st minute opener did beat her though, and that's the only difference between the sides with 45 minutes left to play.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: GERMANY WOMEN 1-0 DENMARK WOMEN.
45' + 1' SAVED!!! A long ball over the top finds Schuller, who waits for the perfect opportunity and shoots on the turn, but again it's parried by Christensen! Magull arrives to head the rebound towards goal, but it bounces wide of the target!
45' + 1' We'll play a minute of added time to close out the first half.
45' Madsen shunts Dabritz to the floor, but wins the ball in the process and sets off on the counter. She looks to put Harder into space, but the pass is cut out by Gwinn for Germany.
43' Harder and Oberdorf get into a tangle on halfway, with the Denmark captain penalised despite her protests.
42' It's been a fantastic game so far, with both sides having chances at both ends. Germany, however, will wonder how they're only one goal up, having given Christensen in the Denmark goal a torrid time so far.
L. Oberdorf
Yellow Card
40' Junge intercepts Buhl's cross and heads up the field for Denmark. Oberdorf chops her down and is penalised, picking up the game's first yellow card in the process.
39' OVER!!! Gwinn's long ball forward is headed on by Schuller, to Buhl who controls the shot and fires a dipping half-volley just over the bar!
38' The two number 13's are down following a clash of heads between Dabritz and Junge in midfield. Dabritz is up on her feet first, but extra attention is being paid to Junge, who wears a protective headband following previous head injuries.
36' SAVED!!! Germany recover the ball in midfield and Magull comes forward with it. Having already scored one, she tries her luck from 30 yards, but it's straight into the arms of Christensen.
34' Madsen wins the ball in midfield and drives forward on the counter for Denmark. She spread it wide to Thomsen, who cuts inside and crosses, but only finds the gloves of Frohms.
33' Harder's low corner is whipped into the box, finding no-one before it's hurriedly cleared by Germany right in front of goal!
31' A cross-field pass finds Sveve on the run, and the left-wing-back's cross is turned behind by Gwinn for a Denmark corner.
29' SAVED!!! Harder floats a pass onto the chest of Bruun, who touches the ball down and rifles a looping shot towards goal, which is tipped away by the fingertips of Frohms!
27' OFF THE LINE!!! Huth puts Schuller into acres of space with a throughball down the right, and she flashes the ball across goal for Buhl, only for Bruun to race back and clear it off the line for Denmark!
25' Germany have had six shots so far to Denmark's one, and although three of those have hit the woodwork, the others have produced several saves from Christensen, and of course the opening goal!
23' It was only a matter of time, with Germany camped in Demark's half for much of this game, and the Scandanavian side will be hoping that Magull goal doesn't lead to the floodgates opening.
L. Magull
Goal
21' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Deadlock broken!!! Germany finally get their breakthrough thanks to some hapless Denmark defending, as Bruun's woeful back-pass puts Ballisager in all sorts of trouble. Magull charges down her rushed clearance and is one-on-one with Christensen, and she lashes the ball into the top corner to give Germany a deserved 1-0 lead!
20' Forward come Germany again and Huth looks to find a white shirt in the box, but he floated pass is too heavy and the ball goes behind for a goal kick.
18' SAVED!!! Junge has her pocket picked in midfield and Huth crosses the ball in from the right. Magull meets it with an acrobatic finish, but Christensen is there to parry it away again and Sevecke clears!
16' From the opposite side, Rauch swings the ball in but Christensen rises high in the crowded box to catch the high ball!
15' A German corner is swung in, but Denmark can't quite clear it and Christensen taps it behind for another corner!
13' WOW!!!! How has that not gone in!!! Rauch lets fly once more and hits the bar again, before Schuller's diving header from the rebound strikes the post! Rauch arrives to make it third time lucky, but she curls her effort just wide as the flag goes up! Germany have hit the woodwork thrice in three minutes!
11' CHANCE!!! It's off the bar!!! Germany play the ball well around the Danish box but can't find the final pass, before Rauch smashes the bouncing ball off the woodwork!!! Dabritz follows in with a woeful shot wide, but she's flagged for offside to spare her blushes!
9' Thomsen does well to get rid of Rauch before crossing from the right, but Svava can't turn her glancing header towards goal, and it goes wide.
8' Veje's central pass to Sevecke sees the Denmark defender clattered by Buhl, and the Germany forward is penalised on halfway by the referee.
7' A coming-together between Madsen and Magull sees both players hit the deck, and the referee awards the free-kick in Denmark's favour.
5' OVER!!! Huth does brilliantly down the right, beating Veje all ends up before crossing for Buhl, who can't quite direct her header on target as it lands on top of the net!
3' Denmark famously beat Germany 2-1 in the 2017 tournament’s quarter-finals, to end Die Nationalelf’s 22-year stranglehold on the tournament and springboard themselves all the way to the final.
1' Madsen surges into space and tees up Harder to cross, but it's cut out and cleared by Hendrich.
1' Schuller kicks off for Germany, and the second match in Euro 2022's 'group of death' is off and running!
The two sides head out onto the pitch, and following the national anthems, we'll be underway!
Denmark captain and all-time top scorer Pernille Harder starts in the same position for the Red and Whites, and with Spain having already beaten Finland 4-1 in Group B, both sides will be wary that the loser of this game risks being cut adrift in the fight to reach the knockout stages of the tournament.
Left-winger Klara Buhl scored a hat-trick as Germany smashed Serbia 7-0 in a pre-tournament friendly, and the Bayern Munich forward will be looking to add to her tally of 12 in 24 games as she goes up against the Danish back three.
DENMARK WOMEN SUBS: Katrine Svane, Laura Worsoe, Sara Thrige, Simone Boye, Karen Holmgaard, Sara Holmgaard, Nadia Nadim, Stine Larsen, Sofie Bredgaard, Kathrine Moller Kuhl, Luna Gewitz, Mille Gejl Jensen.
DENMARK WOMEN (3-4-3): Lene Christensen; Rikke Sevecke, Stine Ballisager, Katrine Veje; Janni Thomsen, Sanne Troelsgaard, Sofie Junge, Sofie Svava; Rikke Madsen, Signe Bruun, Pernille Harder.
GERMANY WOMEN SUBS: Almuth Schult, Ann-Katrin Berger, Sophia Kleinherne, Lena Lattwein, Sydney Lohmann, Laura Freigang, Alexandra Popp, Nicole Anyomi, Linda Dallmann, Tabea Wassmuth, Jule Brand, Sara Doorsoun.
GERMANY WOMEN (4-3-3): Merle Frohms; Giulia Gwinn, Kathrin Hendrich, Marina Hegering, Felicitas Rauch; Lena Oberdorf, Sara Dabritz, Lina Magull; Svenja Huth, Lea Schuller, Klara Buhl.
Denmark, however, were runners-up to the Dutch in 2017, and so with both sides more than fancying their title credentials this early in the tournament, this looks set to be a mouth-watering clash between two European heavyweights.
Germany enter this tournament in a rather unfamiliar position: for the first time since 1995, they’re not entering it as champions. Their six consecutive title wins were broken up in 2017 by the Netherlands, and so Die Nationalelf will be hoping to start the 2022 edition strongly in a bid to wrestle back their title.
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of this match in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, as Germany take on Denmark in Group B.