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87'
J. Brand
K. Bühl
86'
L. Oberdorf
Yellow Card
36'
A. Popp
F. Rauch
2 - 0
27'
F. Rauch
Yellow Card
3'
K. Bühl
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
30% 69%
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6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 3
Total Passes 290 677
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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 Brentford Community Stadium today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
While the winner of Spain's final group game against Denmark will claim runners-up spot in Group B, Germany can afford to experiment when they meet outsiders Finland on Saturday. With six points, six goals and none conceded so far, they are certainly one of the teams to beat in this tournament.
A clinical display from Germany earns the eight-time European champions safe passage to the quarter-finals, after they absorbed incessant pressure from a Spain side lacking cutting edge. La Roja's dominance of the ball counts for nothing, then, and they must now prepare for a decisive clash with Denmark later this week - they were always behind the eight-ball after giving away a goal so early on.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: GERMANY 2-0 SPAIN
90' + 2' Substitute Guerrero has an effort at goal from inside the box, but it is not a clean hit and causes little concern for Frohms, who then gathers the ball.
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time have been indicated, as Spain continue to press for at least a consolation goal. Still, Germany remain steadfast.
89' Only on the pitch for a few moments, Brand narrowly escapes a booking for a needless foul on Leon.
J. Brand
K. Bühl
87' Brand is offered a brief run-out by Voss-Tecklenburg, and Buhl's game comes to an early end.
L. Oberdorf
Yellow Card
86' A lunging challenge by Oberdorf on Athenea sees the Germany midfielder booked - she will also miss the final group match, against Finland.
Irene Guerrero
Mariona Caldentey
84' Perhaps Spain's most effective player today, though without a goal to show for it, Caldentey is taken off. Guerrero will be her replacement.
82' The tempo of the game has dipped somewhat, despite Spain's eagerness to fight their way back into it, as the heat in London continues to sap the strength of both teams.
80' With great composure, Wassmuth strolls clear of Spain's high defensive line, waltzes into the area, and then slots the ball into the back of the net. Belatedly, though, the assistant's flag goes up for offside - Germany's lead remains at two.
78' Spain have attempted the last five shots in this Group B encounter. Germany's last attempt was taken by Gwinn in the 50th minute.
76' Every white Germany jersey is back inside their own half, as Spain push on relentlessly in pursuit of a way back into this match. There's just no way through, it seems.
74' At the end of an intricate passing move, Guijarro's cross from the right flank is plucked out of the air by Frohms, under pressure from several Spain players.
L. Dallmann
S. Däbritz
72' Germany's latest change is a switch in midfield, as Dabritz makes way for Dallmann.
71' SHARP SAVE! Free inside the area, Caldentey latches on to a long ball from deep by volleying at goal from 10 yards. Frohms reacts brilliantly to palm the ball away, and Spain spurn another chance to score!
Athenea del Castillo
Laia Aleixandri
70' Spain's double substitution also sees Aleixandri taken off, and Athenea comes on.
Marta Cardona
Sheila García
70' Garcia is replaced by Cardona for the final 20 minutes.
68' As Spain ready more substitutes, Paredes misses the target with a back-post header, following a deep cross from the right.
66' On the verge of improving their record still further, Germany have lost only one of their previous 19 group stage games at the Euros - winning 14 times and scoring 43 goals; conceding just five.
64' Leon just wins a neck-and-neck race for the ball, which is drifting through towards her own area, and Spain survive a scary moment at the back. They must create something at the other end soon, though, if they are to get back into this match.
Clàudia Pina
Lucía García
62' Having failed to take her chances to today, Garcia is replaced by Pina in the Spanish attack.
T. Waßmuth
A. Popp
62' Another German substitution sees captain and goalscorer Popp depart; Wassmuth comes on up front.
S. Kleinherne
F. Rauch
62' Germany make a change in defence, with Rauch making way for Kleinherne.
59' Frohms races out of her area to make a crucial intervention, as Garcia chases onto Bonmati's clever ball over the top. The Germany goalkeeper's tackle is perfectly timed and ends Spain's attack.
57' A sharp counter-attack from Germany ends in disappointment, as Huth mishits her low cross along the edge of the area, and Spain get the ball away.
55' CLOSE! Caldentey slings in successive corners, and the second is cleared away from the near post for another. Then, following the third, Hegering is forced to intervene; desperately blocking Paredes' header from close range.
53' Typically patient play by Spain has Germany penned in, but when they finally sling a diagonal ball into the box, Caldentey can't make clean contact at the back post and the ball rolls behind for a goal-kick.
51' Aleixandri is penalised for a clumsy foul on Popp in midfield, but Rauch's subsequent free-kick is too high for substitute Lattwein to control, and Spain manage to clear their lines.
49' A driven effort by Batlle - from 20 yards out, on the right - takes a couple of deflections before zipping a few feet wide of Frohms' left-hand post.
47' Having beaten her Spanish counterpart Paredes to the ball in the air, Germany captain Popp thuds a header wide of the target from inside the area.
L. Lattwein
L. Magull
46' During the interval, Magull has made way for Lattwein in the Germany midfield.
46' We are back under way in London, and Germany have made a half-time change.
They may have had only 31 per cent of possession during the first half, but Germany are likely to maintain the same approach after the interval, given such success to this point. Spain, meanwhile, may turn to substitutes including Real Madrid striker Esther Gonzalez.
Despite dominating the ball in an attractive first-half display, Spain have been their own worst enemy so far; gifting Germany an early goal and failing to make the most of their chances at the other end. Die Nationalelf's pressing has been very effective, though, and some clinical finishing sees them enjoy a two-goal advantage at the break. As things stand, Voss-Tecklenburg's side are set to cruise through to the quarter-finals, but a lot can happen in 45 minutes.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: GERMANY 2-0 SPAIN
44' Hegering's attempts to latch onto the cross from Germany's corner are deemed a little too physical, and Spain are awarded a free-kick inside their own six-yard box.
43' Again, Gwinn drifts in from the full-back position to pop up in the penalty area, and her low shot from 20 yards is blocked behind for a corner.
40' Dabritz is penalised for a foul on Aleixandri, out on the left flank, but Ouahabi's free-kick fails to beat the first defender and Germany ultimately get the ball clear.
38' CLOSE! A delicate chipped effort by Bonmati drifts just across the face of Frohms' goal, as the Spain midfielder attempts an ambitious effort from the right side of the area.
F. Rauch
Assist
36' A pinpoint cross by Rauch from a corner picks out Popp inside the area, as Germany double their lead.
A. Popp
Goal
36' GERMANY GO TWO UP! Beating Guijarro to the ball inside a packed penalty area, Popp powers a header into the back of the net following an inswinging Rauch corner! Against the run of play, Germany extend their advantage just before the interval: 2-0!
36' A neat combination between Gwinn and Magull on the right sees the latter swing a dangerous ball into the box. However, it is cleared behind for a Germany corner.
34' Another Spain chance goes astray, as Garcia slices a shot over the crossbar from inside the area, on the right. La Roja are determined to get back on level terms before the half-time break.
32' Spain's dominance since going behind has been such that they have had 65 per cent of possession to this point.
30' Caldentey continues to cause Gwinn problems on Spain's left flank, but a promising move down that side eventually breaks down and Germany can regain their shape.
28' Under pressure, Popp throws herself at a low defensive header to clear away a dangerous inswinging free-kick at the near post.
F. Rauch
Yellow Card
27' For a foul on Garcia, Rauch is the first player booked, which means she now misses the final group game against Finland on Saturday.
25' Having surged forward into the box from full-back, Gwinn beats two players but whips a cross wide of her target. Germany remain committed to getting numbers forward.
23' Caldentey, creator of Spain's best goal attempt so far, is winning her 50th cap for La Roja today. The Barcelona winger created six chances for Spain last time out, versus Finland.
21' Popp wins an aerial challenge on the edge of the box, and the ball drops into the path of Dabritz, 20 yards out. The midfielder's shot is charged down by two red Spain shirts, though.
19' JUST WIDE! After drifting in off the flank, Caldentey curls a shot narrowly past the right-hand post! Though she misses the target, Frohms was scrambling across; trying to make a save in the top corner.
17' Leon tosses a teasing free-kick in from the right flank, but amid a packed penalty area, Germany manage to clear the ball away to safety. Spain are on top now.
15' As the ball breaks for Guijarro around 25 yards out from goal, in a central position, she takes a touch to set up a shot before scuffing an attempt straight at Frohms, who then gathers the ball without much concern.
13' Having created a good opening, Spain are growing in confidence; gaining some territorial advantage after a shaky start.
11' CLOSE! Garcia receives the ball on the right side of the area, draws Frohms from her goal, but then can only find the side-netting with an attempt from an acute angle. It was a direct move by Spain, but Germany escape!
9' Again, the Spain defence - this time, captain Paredes - are lucky to escape the intense closing down of Huth in particular. They get the ball away, but their approach has invited pressure so far.
7' Over-eager pressing by Magull brings down Paredes deep inside the Spain area, conceding a free-kick, as Germany continue to close down their opponents high up the pitch. They look sharp!
5' Having already taken one step towards victory today, Germany are aiming to win their opening two group stage games at the Euros for the first time since 2009 - an edition of the competition which they went on to win with a 100% record.
K. Bühl
Goal
3' GERMANY LEAD! A horrible blunder by Spain golkeeper Panos gifts the ball to Buhl near the penalty spot, and the German striker keeps her composure to round Paredes before slotting the ball into an empty net! Already, Germany go 1-0 up!
1' We are under way at Brentford Community Stadium!
Both teams are out on the pitch in London, and having observed the national anthems, kick-off is now just moments away!
Spain's starting XI features two changes from their opening game, as Aleixandri comes into the midfield for Guerrero, and Garcia replaces Esther Gonzalez on the wing. Of course, La Roja remain without the injured pair of Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas and veteran forward Jennifer Hermoso.
Germany are without forward Lea Schuller after a positive test for COVID-19 on Monday, and coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg therefore makes one change to the side that started against Denmark in their opening match: Wolfsburg striker Popp replaces Schuller in the front three.
SUBS: Lola Gallardo, Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Esther Gonzalez, Athenea del Castillo, Marta Cardona, Amaiur Sarriegi, Teresa Abelleira, Olga Carmona, Andrea Pereira, Claudia Pina, Misa Rodriguez.
SPAIN (4-1-4-1): Sandra Panos; Ona Batlle, Mapi Leon, Irene Paredes, Leila Ouahabi; Laia Aleixandri; Sheila Garcia, Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmati, Mariona Caldentey; Lucia Garcia.
SUBS: Almuth Schult, Ann-Katrin Berger, Sophia Kleinherne, Lena Lattwein, Sydney Lohmann, Laura Freigang, Nicole Anyomi, Linda Dallman, Tabea Wassmuth, Jule Brand, Sara Doorsoun.
GERMANY (4-3-3): Merle Frohms; Giulia Gwinn, Marina Hegering, Kathrin Hendrich, Felicitas Rauch; Lina Magull, Sara Dabritz, Lena Oberdorf; Svenja Huth, Alexandra Popp, Klara Buhl.
Despite losing two major stars to injury over the past month, Spain thumped Finland 4-1 in their Group B opener last Friday. La Roja have never beaten Germany before, but did manage to hold today's opponents to a 1-1 draw at the Arnold Clark Cup in February. If they can finally break their duck in that regard, Jorge Vilda's side would be likely group winners; potentially avoiding hosts England in the quarter-finals.
As the two top-ranked teams in Group B convene, Germany continue a campaign which began with a 4-0 victory over Denmark last week, as they seek their nation's ninth European Championship crown. That win represented Die Nationalelf's third in four matches, and they have scored 11 goals across their last two outings. A 1-0 defeat of Spain at the 2019 World Cup is their most recent meeting with Spain at a major tournament, and a repeat result today would send Germany through to the knockout stage.
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