In front of the imposing backdrop of 77.768 spectators at wembley stadium the german women’s national team celebrated a rewarding end to the year.
The german soccer team won the prestigious duel with world cup fourth-place england 2-1 (1-1) in london on saturday after a convincing performance. "That was a great end to the year," said national coach martina voss-tecklenburg. "We saw a lot of good things today."Player alexandra popp (9. Minute) and the 18 year old klara buhl (90.) scored the german victory. Ellen white had scored the goal that made it 1-1 in the final minute (44).) for the hosts.
Shortly before, the german goalkeeper merle frohms had spectacularly blocked a penalty kick by nikita parris, which was her own fault, with the fub (36.). "I haven’t really realized it yet," said the 18-year-old buhl, who was protecting the winning goal.
The announced european spectator record was missed in cold and wet weather, but even so the spectators experienced a spectacular and entertaining game until the end. "It was pure goose bumps, i thought it was bombastic," popp said about the atmosphere in the stadium. The well-deserved victory proved to be a much-needed boost for the german eleven after their quarter-final exit at the world cup in france and the loss of their olympic participation.
Especially in the early stages and with the final offensive, the DFB women showed their strongest game this year. Standing on the sidelines with a gray woolen hat on her head, voss-tecklenburg watched the strong start of her team. The olympic champion seemed more flattered than intimidated by the impressive atmosphere.
Already in the 3. Popp had a chance to take the lead in the second minute, but failed to hit the crossbar. Six minutes later, however, the attacker from the double winners vfl wolfsburg overcame the english goalkeeper mary earps with a header after a cross from kathrin hendrich.
Both teams played the match as if it were a compulsory game. Sara doorsoun could also have seen red for a hard tackle with a stretched fub against beth mead. Lena oberdorf (17.) and klara buhl (21./24.) had a chance to make it 2-0, but failed to do so.
Then the german goalkeeper frohms suddenly came into the spotlight. The substitute for the still-injured almuth schult fouled mead, who was running alone towards her after receiving a through pass, but saved the justified penalty with a combined save from hand and fub. "No idea how she held that one," popp commented on what her goalkeeper did. But frohms was powerless to equalize from a position strongly suspected of being offside.
After the change, the once again convincing central defender oberdorf had to stay out with thigh complaints, for the 17-year-old came the twelve year old martina hegering. The game continued to be highly entertaining, the spectators celebrated with the wave and above all drove their team forward again and again loudly. In the final minute, however, buhl silenced the fans.
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