Germany commenced their bid for a ninth European title in ideal fashion as they stormed to a 4- gain in excess of Denmark at the Brentford Neighborhood Stadium.
Lina Magull, Lea Schuller, Lena Lattwein and Alexandra Popp were being on goal for Germany as they overcame their aged foes having been knocked out of Euro 2017 by the similar opponents at the quarter-last phase.
Magull pounced on a very poor clearance before firing into the again of the net to open up the scoring in the 21st minute, but Germany’s 2nd did not arrive till three minutes limited of the hour, when Schuller headed dwelling.
Lattwein capitalised on a knock-down to hearth in her side’s third 12 minutes from time, in advance of Popp capped off the night with a fourth in the 86th minute.
Kathrine Kuhl added to Denmark’s misery when she was shown a 2nd yellow card just times from the entire-time whistle, as their bid to go just one superior than their runner-up complete very last time around acquired off to a dropping start off.
Even with Denmark having the the vast majority of the early possession and odds, it was Germany who strike the bar inside the to start with 10 minutes, when Felicitas Rauch experimented with her luck from outdoors the region only for her strike to rebound off the woodwork.
The bar and publish then denied Germany all over again – two times in speedy succession in the 13th minute. Rauch’s shot from distance bounced back again off the bar into the path of Schuller, who headed onto the put up but was at some point flagged offside.
Germany’s breakthrough finally came in the 21st moment when Magull billed down Sofie Junge Pedersen’s attempted clearance to operate by way of and fire past Lene Christensen and give her facet a deserved lead.
Denmark had a prospect of their individual in the 29th moment when Signe Bruun struck from outdoors the space only for Merle Frohms to make a sprawling help you save to deny the striker.
Christensen saved from Magull’s minimal travel in the first genuine opening of the 2nd fifty percent, but the midfielder turned company for Schulle from the resulting corner, with the German amount seven heading into the back of the internet to double her side’s benefit.
Substitute Lattwein manufactured it 3- in the 78th minute when the ball was headed down for her to utilize the complete, and Popp additional a fourth with a late diving header prior to Kuhl saw pink.