Fairly balanced match, despite a certain territorial domination by England, which more often bypassed the opposing goal.
Despite everything, the best scoring opportunity came to Germany in the 25th minute, when Leah Williamson, on the line, prevented Marina Hegering from opening the scoring.
The show is pleasant, in a packed Wembley stadium, but it is still a European Championship final. Which, strictly speaking, means that neither team risks too much. Perhaps for that reason, dangerous shots weren’t exactly a constant for the first 45 minutes.
From then on, everything is open for the complementary stage. England will do everything to win their first European title, Germany will want to stand out even more from the competition and reach the throne of European women’s football for the ninth time.
To break! England 0 Germany 0.
One minute of additional time minimum for this first half.
40 minutes: Yellow card for Felicitas Rauch.
38 minutes: Great opportunity for England! Beth Mead crosses from the right and strikes from Ellen White, already in the box, shooting slightly above the crossbar of Merle Frohms.
25 minutes: Great opportunity for Germany! Left corner from Lina Magull, Marina Hegering deflected towards the goal, in the circumstances, the cut of Leah Williamson, at the top of the line, prevented the German team from scoring.
25 mins: Jule Brand’s move, down the left, and No.22’s cross was intercepted by Lucy Bronze and avoided doing more damage to Mary Earps’ goal.
24 minutes: Yellow card for Ellen White.
23 minutes: Yellow card for Georgia Stanway.
19 minutes: Left corner kick from Beth Mead and Lucy Bronze at the far post, directed towards a safe stop by Merle Frohms.
12 mins: Long shot from Sara Dabritz, wide above the crossbar from Mary Earps.
10 mins: Svenja Huth plays from the right, passes late to Sara Dabritz who, already in the box, shoots left-footed, giving England a Lucy Bronze header. If the English number 2 had not been able to intercept the shot, Germany could be, at this time, in front of the marker.
3 minutes: Fran Kirby and Ellen White cross from the left, at the far post, header in the face of Merle Frohms.
Last minute change in the German national team: Alexandra Popp was injured during the warm-up period and left the starting XI. Lea Schuller took her place.
The legendary and imposing Wembley Stadium in London is full to host this Euro-2022 final. In the stands, of course, red and white predominate, the predominant colors of the English flag.
Germany beat Denmark (4-0), Spain (2-0) and Finland (3-0) in the group stage, then beat Austria (2-0) in the quarter-finals, and France (2-1), in the semifinals.
England beat Austria (1-0), Norway (8-0) and Northern Ireland (5-0) in the group stage, Spain (2-1 after extra time) in the quarter final and Sweden (4-0) in the semi-finals.
Looking at these two teams’ journey to the Grand Finals match, it’s safe to say that both had a virtually immaculate run. England and Germany have won every game of this Euro-2022, and only the English team needed to go to extra time to add another triumph.
Germany: Merle Frohms, Giulia Gwinn, Kathrin Hendrich, Marina Hegering, Felicitas Rauch, Lina Magull, Lena Oberdorf, Sara Dabritz, Svenja Huth, Alexandra Popp VS e Christmas fire
Replacements: Almuth Schult, Ann-Katrin Berger, Sophia Kleinherne, Lena Lattwein, Lea Schuller, Sydney Lohmann, Laura Freigang, Nicole Anyomi, Linda Dallmann, Tabea Wassmuth and Sara Doorsoun
Coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenbur
England: Mary Earps, Lucy Bronze, Millie Bright, Leah Williamson VSRachel Daly, Georgia Stanway, Keira Walsh, Beth Mead, Fran Kirby, Lauren Hemp and Ellen White
Replacements: Hannah Hampton, Ellie Roebuck, Alex Greenwood, Jessica Carter, Demi Stokes, Jill Scott, Nikita Parris, Chloe Kelly, Beth England, Ella Toone, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Alessia Russo
Coach: Sarina Wiegman
Arbitrator: Kateryna Monzoul (Ukraine)
Assistants: Maryna Striletska (Ucrânia) and Paulina Baranowska (Polonia)
4th Referee: Stephanie Frappart (France)
YES / AVAR: Paolo Valeri (Italy) and Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
There are already teams!
In terms of FIFA rankings, Germany is currently in 5th position (behind the United States of America, Sweden, France and the Netherlands), while England is in 8th position. Among the two contenders this afternoon are Canada and Spain.
With regard to the Germans, it must be added, there is also an immense desire for reconquest. Indeed, although Germany is, by far, the team with the most European titles won, the truth is that the last trophy was won in 2013. After that, in 2017, it was the Netherlands who reached the highest place on the podium. , after beating Denmark 4-2.
Germany, meanwhile, intends to consolidate its status as the most successful team in Europe. The Germans have won the most European championships to date (8), well ahead of the competition: Norway (2), Sweden and the Netherlands (1).
England will be looking to win their first European title. The English team has already been present in two finals, but in both cases they were beaten: in 1984, against Sweden (3-4, on penalties) and in 2009, against Germany (2 -6).
This is the rematch of the 2009 final, which was held in Finland and where Germany beat England 6-2.
This afternoon (5:00 p.m.), Wembley Stadium will host the final of the European Women’s Football Championship, which will oppose England and Germany. BOLA online will tell you all the incidents of this great show. Come with us, dear reader…