Germany Women made the most of the defensive errors as they produced one of the comfortable football results of Euro 2022. Lina Magull opened the scoring in the 25th minute before Alexandra Popp sealed the win in the 90th minute. Austria was unlucky not to score at least one as they hit the woodwork on three occasions. Germany on the other hand faced their first stern test after breezing through the group with wins over Denmark, Spain, and Finland. They will now face the winner of the match between France and defending champions Netherlands in the Euro 2022 semi-final.
Germany manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg: “We’re very happy to win, we were deserved winners and it was as intense as we expected. Austria played well from set-pieces and at the moment where we didn’t do things well, they hurt us. Thankfully, they didn’t score, which helped us. We wanted to come over the flanks and the opening goal was fantastically played, at half-time we changed a few things in terms of positioning. We weren’t courageous enough in terms of getting into the right positions before half-time and spoke about it at the break, and then we were a lot calmer after half-time. It took a long time to score the second which was a pity, but it was a great game for the fans – compliments to Austria, they did what we expected which was to play good football, with a clear plan and a good mentality.”
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