Germany picked themselves up after their historic loss to Norway on Wednesday to defeat Italy and join hosts Sweden in the semi-finals.
The holders' crown had been tarnished by that first defeat in a UEFA European Women's Championship fixture in 17 years, and though the Azzurre again ran them close, as they had done in Finland four years ago, Simone Laudehr's first-half effort proved enough. As their opponents head home, Germany can now look forward to facing Sweden in Gothenburg on Wednesday in a re-match of the 1995 and 2001 title-deciders.
|12||Marchitelli (GK)||1||Angerer (GK) (C)|
|1||Penzo (GK)||12||Schult (GK)|
|22||Schroffenegger (GK)||21||Benkarth (GK)|
|Antonio Cabrini (ITA)||Silvia Neid (GER)|
|Katalin Kulcsár (HUN)|