The eight-time European champions are full of confidence before facing Spain on Tuesday.
Germany gets its revenge. Five years after their defeat at Euro 2017, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s players swept Denmark in Brentford (4-0) in the clash of Group B. Totally dominating, the eight-time European champions begin the competition of the best of ways before challenging Spain on Tuesday.
For its part, the Danes are already up against the wall, they who had failed in the final against the Netherlands during the last edition.
The Euro from the right end
In the obligation not to miss after the victory of Spain against Finland earlier in the day, Germany started this meeting in the best possible way by putting a lot of pressure on the Danish defense. The chances were quick to follow, with a first crossbar from Felicitas Rauch, before Lina Magull opened the scoring with a dry shot from the right.
Opposite, the co-best attack of the playoffs (48 goals) was very discreet, unlike goalkeeper Christensen, who saved her team from sinking several times.
The German Steamroller
Still clueless on returning from the locker room, the Danes, finalists of the last Euro, sank, like their star Pernille Harder, transparent at the outposts, or Nadia Nadim, who did not touch the leather much in off the bench. Quite the opposite of Lea Schüller, her German opponent, who sheltered her team from a header on the hour mark on a serve from Magull.
The punishment was total for the players of Lars Sondergaard, who conceded a third goal in the last quarter of an hour on a half-volley from Lena Lattwein, then a fourth from legend Alexandra Popp off the bench.
This victory allows Germany to join Spain at the top of group B (3 pts) before the clash between the two teams, Tuesday at 9 p.m. For its part, Denmark will not have the right to make mistakes against Finland to continue to believe in qualifying for the quarter-finals despite a catastrophic start to the tournament.