Quite balanced game, despite some territorial dominance of England that went around the opposing goal more times.
Even so, the best scoring opportunity belonged to Germany, in the 25th minute, when Leah Williamson, on the line, prevented Marina Hegering from opening the scoring.
The spectacle is being pleasant, in a Wembley Stadium bursting at the seams, but it is still a final of a European Championship. Which, strictly speaking, makes neither of the two teams risking too much. Perhaps for this reason, the danger shots were not exactly a constant during the first 45 minutes.
Therefore, everything is open for the complementary stage. England will do everything to win their first European title, Germany will want to distance themselves even further from the competition and reach the throne of Europe’s women’s football for the ninth time.
Break! England 0 Germany 0.
One minute minimum additional time for this first half.
40 minutes: Yellow card to Felicitas Rauch.
38 minutes: Great opportunity for England! Beth Mead’s cross from the right and Ellen White’s shot, already in the area, shooting slightly over the crossbar of Merle Frohms.
25 minutes: Great opportunity for Germany! Lina Magull’s left corner, Marina Hegering deflected towards the goal, in the circumstance, Leah Williamson’s cut, on top of the line, prevented the German team from scoring.
25 minutes: Jule Brand’s move, on the left, and the number 22’s cross was intercepted by Lucy Bronze and prevented greater harm to Mary Earps’ goal.
24 minutes: Yellow card to Ellen White.
23 minutes: Yellow card to Georgia Stanway.
19 minutes: Left-hand corner kick by Beth Mead and Lucy Bronze at the far post, headed for a safe save by Merle Frohms.
12 minutes: Long shot from Sara Dabritz, wide over the crossbar by Mary Earps.
10 minutes: Svenja Huth’s play from the right, a late pass to Sara Dabritz who, already in the area, shoots with her left foot, giving England the header of Lucy Bronze. If the English number 2 had not been able to intercept the shot, Germany could be, at this hour, in front of the marker.
3 minutes: Fran Kirby and Ellen White cross from the left, at the far post, header to the figure of Merle Frohms.
Last minute change in the Germany national team: Alexandra Popp was injured in the warm-up period and dropped out of the starting eleven. Lea Schuller took her place.
Start of the match!
The mythical and imposing Wembley Stadium in London is completely full to host this Euro-2022 final. In the stands, naturally, 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 semi-finals.
England defeated Austria (1-0), Norway (8-0) and Northern Ireland (5-0) in the group stage, Spain (2-1 after extra time) in the quarter-finals, and Sweden (4-0), in the semi-finals.
Looking at the path of these two teams until the game of the grand final, it can be said that both had a practically immaculate path. Both England and Germany won all the matches 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 Ç and Jule Brand
Substitutes: 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 ÇRachel Daly, Georgia Stanway, Keira Walsh, Beth Mead, Fran Kirby, Lauren Hemp and Ellen White
Substitutes: 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
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Assistants: Maryna Striletska (Ukraine) and Paulina Baranowska (Poland)
4th Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
VAR / AVAR: Paolo Valeri (Italy) and Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
There are already teams!
In terms of FIFA ranking, Germany currently occupies the 5th position (behind the United States of America, Sweden, France and the Netherlands), while England is in the 8th position. Among the two contenders this afternoon are Canada and Spain.
With regard to the Germans, it should be added, there is also an immense desire for reconquest. This is because, despite Germany being 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 that reached the highest place on the podium, after beating Denmark 4-2.
Germany, on the other hand, intends to reinforce its status as the most titled team in Europe. The Germans are the ones that have won the most European Championships to date (8), largely surpassing the competition: Norway (2), Sweden and the Netherlands (1).
England will look to win their first European title. The English team has already been present in two finals, but in both they were defeated: in 1984, against Sweden (3-4, in the penalty shootout) and in 2009, against Germany (2-6).
This is the rematch of the 2009 final, which took place in Finland and where Germany thrashed England 6-2.
This afternoon (5 pm) Wembley Stadium will host the final of the European Women’s Football Championship, which will face England and Germany. BOLA online will tell you all the incidents of this great show. Come with us, dear reader…