From Brentford Community Stadium – Germany are by means of to their tenth Women’s European Championship semi-final after defeating Austria 2-0 at Euro 2022.
Die Nationalelf re-established themselves as one in every of the match favorites after successful all three group video games, however needed to dig deep to beat their neighbors within the quarter-finals.
The first massive probability of the match went Austria’s manner when Sarah Puntigam skipped away from Lena Oberdorf and slipped by means of Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller, however the winger’s effort was tame and simply held by Merle Frohms.
Almost instantly down the opposite finish, captain Alexandra Popp fired over after going through a minimize within the Austria field.
Marina Georgieva then rattled Germany’s put up after rising highest to satisfy a nook because the Austrian’s brilliant begin continued.
However, it was Die Nationalelf who broke the impasse when Carina Wenninger was overwhelmed to a free ball by Klara Buhl and arrange Lina Magull, who stroked the ball into the underside nook after a neat dummy from Popp.
Magull virtually turned supplier when she picked out Svenja Huth with a intelligent cross excessive, however Manuela Zinsberger stood tall to disclaim her on the close to put up.
Germany hit the put up from their first assault after the break when Giulia Gwinn received on the tip of a low Buhl cross.
A poor clearance from Frohms ended with Barbara Dunst making an attempt an audacious 30-yard lob, hitting the crossbar and reminding Germany that their lead was slim.
Sarah Puntigam was subsequent to hit the crossbar after Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s facet didn’t clear a nook, whereas substitute Linda Dallman fired over at the opposite finish after Popp’s delicate flick despatched her heading in the right direction.
Zinsberger needed to get a hand on Gwinn’s cross to cease Popp heading residence, and the Arsenal stopper rose rapidly to disclaim Oberdorf from shut vary.
The bar shook once more, although this time it was Austria’s, as Buhl’s thunderous 25-yard shot crashed towards it as Germany appeared to kill off the tie.
After narrowly lacking from distance, Buhl one way or the other shot large as she put Popp’s cutback large of Zinsberger’s objective to the amazement of everybody contained in the Brentford Community Stadium.
But Germany’s path to the closing was secured when Popp blocked a Zinsberger kick, scored the second objective of the evening along with his again and despatched his nation into the final 4 to face both France or the Netherlands.
Oberdorf was sensational / Harriet Lander/GettyImages
GK: Merle Frohms – 6/10 – Stood tall more often than not, however was rooted to her line for Georgieva’s header and did not get Dunst’s lob.
RB: Giulia Gwinn – 7/10 – Supported Huth and had extra of a tangible influence than her in assault at instances.
CB: Kathrin-Julia Hendrich – 7/10 – Leaned on Hegering to pin down Billa.
CB: Marina Hegering – 7/10 – Was principally Imperial however was susceptible to the odd lapse in focus.
LB: Felicitas Rauch – 6/10 – Excellent lifeless ball supply and helped on the overlap, however struggled to hold up with Hickelsberger-Fuller.
CM: Lena Oberdorf – 9/10 – Started off moderately sloppy when she returned from suspension however rapidly grew into the tie and made it her personal. Won again possession and redistributed it so simply.
CM: Lina Magull – 9/10 – Another objective and one other super all-round efficiency. Sensational.
CM: Sara Dabritz – 6/10 – Not as influential as Oberdorf or Magull however it would have taken fairly so much to match them.
RW: Svenja Huth – 6/10 – Looked partly threatening however lacked high quality within the closing third.
CF: Alexandra Popp – 9/10 – Retained his place within the XI regardless of Schuller’s return to the squad. Her expertise and normal high quality had been to Germany’s benefit.
LW: Klara Buhl – 7/10 – Had enjoyable fidgeting with Wienroither and Wenninger.
SUB: Lena Lattwein (64′, CM for Dabritz) – 6/10
SUB: Linda Dallman (64′, CM for Magull) – 7/10
SUB: Jule Brand (83′, LW for Buhl) – N/A
SUB: Sophia Kleinherne (90′, LB for Rauch) – N/A
SUB: Sydney Lohmann (90′, RW for Huth)
Zinsberger had a sport to neglect / JUSTIN TALLIS/GettyImages
GK: Manuela Zinsberger -3/10 – Made a few respectable stops however was not less than partially at fault for each targets.
RB: Laura Wienroither – 5/10 – Started brilliant however then received a little bit of a hiding from Buhl.
CB: Carina Wenninger – 4/10 – Her passivity in protection resulted in Germany going forward.
CB: Marina Georgieva – 7/10 – Very calm in possession and Austria’s finest defender by far.
LB: Verena Hanshaw – 5/10 – Huth was principally quiet however it’s not like Hanshaw did a lot to contribute to that.
DM: Sarah Puntigam – 6/10 – Hey, it is arduous to win a midfield battle towards Oberdorf and Magull. Unlucky not to attain.
RM: Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller – 7/10 – Always vigorous and creating issues for Germany. Surprising yield.
CM: Sarah Zadrazil – 5/10 – Popped up with some good passes.
CM: Laura Feiersinger – 6/10 – Looked glorious in possession and possibly must have been used extra.
LM: Barbara Dunst – 5/10 – Hitting the bar was the one actual factor she did on the ball. Lucky to have averted a purple card for fixed fouling.
CF: Nicole Billa – 5/10 – Gave Hendrich and Hegering a struggle, however the German duo normally received.
SUB: Katharina Naschenweng (72′, LM for Hickelsberger-Fuller) – 5/10
SUB: Marie Hobinger (81′, CM for Puntigam) – N/A
SUB: Lisa Makas (86′, CF for Billa) – N/A