Waßmuth fits in right away. After a mistake by the English back line, she can pick up speed on the left wing and pull into the box. On the left in the penalty area, the angle before the shot from seven meters becomes a bit acute. So Earps can simply bury the far too loose left shot under himself.
After an intercepted Schüller cross, the English team calmly build up against two strikers in the penalty area. The audience doesn’t have such strong nerves, so that a loud murmur breaks out.
Substitution in Germany: Tabea Waßmuth
Substitution in Germany: Jule Brand
Kick-off 2nd half
Goalless it goes into the cabins! In the first few minutes, the German team clearly had difficulties with the English in high-speed attack mode. Only after Däbritz had a good chance after almost ten minutes did the game become a little more balanced. However, it was also the English women who came forward a little more easily and worked out corners again and again. Merle Frohms hasn’t had any problems in goal so far. If the Germans make it forward a little more often, there is always room in the back. Everything is open in this European Championship final.
Both teams don’t want to risk anything before the break.
Official stoppage time (minutes): 1
What a commitment from Hegering, who is on the spot twice with the highest risk in her own penalty area. In the second duel on the right of the baseline, she just plays the ball and clears it for a corner.
Yellow card for Felicitas Rauch (Germany)
But England is also so dangerous! Mead is released on the right wing. There are only two defenders left in the penalty area, so the flat back pass is easy. White gets this centrally from ten meters, but the shot in the slide flies centrally just over the bar.
On both sides it is now becoming increasingly clear that this is a final game. The last risk is held back a little.
Mary Earps intercepts a cross from the right and comes to a halt with a shoulder problem after contact with Schüller. However, it can continue without treatment.
It’s always a good sign for the Germans if they can hold the ball longer. Then it regularly goes to the penalty area, in midfield the hosts are a bit holey.
The ball could have caught an arm on the other side as well, but the missed whistle is correct this time too.
Because the ball bounced briefly on Williamson’s arm, a short VAR check is run, but the reaction time was so short that there can be no intention at all.
What a mess, almost the goal for Germany! Magull chips a corner from the left onto the near post, the ball is extended to the goal in the crowd. Four English women stand on the goal line and block. But the rebound goes to Oberdorf, who also fails from two meters due to the simple mass of defenders in front of her. Finally, Earps picks up after a pinball mess.
Yellow card for Ellen White (England)
White is also penalized for a hard boarding. The two cards are a bit petty since it’s been a fair game so far.
Yellow card for Georgia Stanway (England)
After you bounce the ball, Stanway hits Däbritz and gets a warning.
The English pressing is being pushed further and further forward.
Mead’s corners at the far post seem so prearranged. First puts down bronze for Stanway’s long-range shot from 18 yards. Because Frohms can clear the next corner from the left, England’s right-back is targeted again. This time she heads it from eight yards, but the keeper is back in the near corner.
Before Mead can move into the penalty area from the right, Rauch tactically tripped her up. Luckily for her, there is no card.
The hostesses’ initial pressure phase has flattened out a bit. Especially in the duels it is always very rough.
The next shot comes from Däbritz again, but the left-footed shot from 20 meters misses the left and is also too high.
The Germans are attacking for the first time and it’s about to become dangerous! Huth prevails on the right and then gives the penalty spot flat. Däbritz has a lot of time and can take it in peace, but the shot in the left corner is blocked with his head four meters from the goal.
Mead is sent low on the left wing and runs away from Gwinn. She goes to the baseline and cannot find anyone in the penalty area, then the flag goes up.
The ball then lands on the long, right wing. The player tries to surprise Frohms with a lob, but the number one simply intercepts the ball in front of the goal line. As she picks up the high ball she is jostled by White, who claims to have seen the ball over the line, but a second Wembley goal is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
The Lionesses also get the first corner. Mead’s cross from the left goes a bit too long.
The first degree belongs to England. In a quick attack, it goes flat over the left flank. At the sixteen corner, Kirby puts the ball on his right foot and then crosses to the far post. White is able to pull away a meter from Hegering, but fails with a header from five meters out at Frohms in the near corner.
The game is on! England toasts in all white. The Germans appear in the green away dress.
Popp is canceled at short notice! The German top scorer has to pass due to injury and will be replaced by Lea Schüller. This is of course a very bitter failure.
When asked how the team was prepared for this grandiose backdrop in the packed Wembley Stadium, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg replies quite casually: “You can’t do that at all.” Instead, it would be about soaking up the special atmosphere and enjoying the game.
On the English side, Alessia Russo is still on the bench due to the lack of changes. After her substitutions she was able to score four goals.
No change in the starting XI also means that Klara Bühl is still out. Her corona test is negative, so she can be in the stadium, but she is not ready for the sporting stress.
In any case, the right side of the German women is very offensive. Giulia Gwinn is known for her forays, and playing with Huth has been effortless throughout the tournament.
Alexandra Popp was also able to score six goals. The 31-year-old is playing her first finals after missing out twice through injury in the last two European Championships. She scored four of her six goals with her head. In the semi-final against France (2-1) she scored twice after two Huth crosses.
However, the most dangerous goalscorer is Bethany Mead, who was able to make it 4-0. With six goals, she is the most successful goalscorer in the European Championship. She also had four assists.
The Lionesses clearly prevailed 4-0 against Sweden. The 3-0 in particular attracted a lot of attention because Russo spectacularly tunnelled the keeper with a backheel.
Lineups are entered and there are no surprises. Both coaches rely exactly on the formations that had already emerged in the semi-finals.
Hello and welcome to the live ticker for the final of the European Championship for women. The German women meet the hosts from England at 6:00 p.m. in Wembley Stadium.