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Late goals leave Norway reeling

Published: Monday 24 August 2009, 22.45CET
Germany 4-0 Norway
Germany got their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ campaign off to an emphatic start with a late burst of goals to floor their opponents.
by Barry Johnston
from Tampere Stadium
Late goals leave Norway reeling
Anja Mittag (No11) is mobbed after scoring Germany's third goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyNorway

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target24
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners13
 
4
Fouls committed11
 
7
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group B(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Germany Germany11004043
France France11003123
Norway Norway100104-40
Iceland Iceland100113-20
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Monday 24 August 2009, 22.45CET

Late goals leave Norway reeling

Germany 4-0 Norway
Germany got their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ campaign off to an emphatic start with a late burst of goals to floor their opponents.

Holders Germany got their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ campaign off to an emphatic start after a late burst of goals left Norway reeling.

Injury-time treble
Linda Bresonik’s first-half penalty put the holders in front but they seemed unable to add to the lead, and Norway were even pushing for an equaliser. But Fatmire Bajramaj made it 2-0 in the 90th minute and fellow substitute Anja Mittag found the net two minutes later in added time before Bajramaj struck again to seal a convincing Group B win.

Upper hand
In a rematch of the 2005 final, won by Germany, it was the holders who carved out the first real opening of the match after just seven minutes. Melanie Behringer drove inside purposefully from the left wing before releasing a fizzing 15-metre drive. But Norway goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth was well-positioned to block the initial effort before gathering the loose ball. Five minutes later, Germany's early pressure appeared to have paid off when Inka Grings headed in a Bianca Schmidt cross, but her effort was ruled offside.

Germany breakthrough
With 33 minutes gone, though, just as Norway looked to be clawing their way back into the match, Germany finally made the breakthrough after captain Birgit Prinz was fouled in the box by Norway's Maren Mjelde. Bresonik stepped up and made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Norway close
Norway mustered their best effort of the half three minutes later thanks to a terrific driving run by Isabell Herlovsen. The German-born striker burst down the right flank before centring the ball for strike partner Elise Thorsnes, who shot a fraction wide of the post. However, Norway could have been further behind if it was not for Hjelmseth; her best stop came on the stroke of half-time when she denied Behringer from point-blank range.

Pedersen denied
The second period brought further Germany pressure and yet more Hjelmseth heroics as, with an hour gone, another acrobatic save kept out a curling Grings free-kick, before Prinz was next to see her best effort batted away by the resilient Norway No1. With a minute to go there was nearly an equaliser as substitute Cecilie Pedersen, who only made her Norway debut last Wednesday, broke clear but was denied by Nadine Angerer.

Late goals
Germany broke, and Bajramaj made it 2-0 from Mittag's cross. Two minutes later Mittag had a goal of her own, her shot looping over Hjelmseth and in via a deflection off Camille Huse. Still the scoring was not complete, Bajramaj adding her second from close range, and Germany will be full of confidence when they meet France here on Thursday, when Norway will need to bounce back against Iceland.

Att: 6,552

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.37CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Norway

Norway

1
AngererNadine Angerer (GK)
1
HjelmsethIngrid Hjelmseth (GK)
4
PeterBabett Peter
2
AkerhaugenToril Akerhaugen
5
KrahnAnnike Krahn
4
StenslandIngvild Stensland (C)
7
BehringerMelanie Behringer
Substitution86
6
HuseCamilla Huse
8
GringsInka Grings
Substitution65
7
RønningTrine Rønning
9
PrinzBirgit Prinz (C)
8
GulbrandsenSolveig Gulbrandsen
10
BresonikLinda Bresonik
Goal33
Yellow Card64
9
HerlovsenIsabell Herlovsen
14
KuligKim Kulig
Yellow Card5
10
WiikMelissa Wiik
Substitution72
17
HingstAriane Hingst
16
ThorsnesElise Thorsnes
Substitution58
18
GarefrekesKerstin Garefrekes
Substitution66
17
MjeldeMaren Mjelde
Yellow Card33
22
SchmidtBianca Schmidt
21
StorløkkenLene Storløkken
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
HollUrsula Holl (GK)
12
C. KnutsenCaroline Knutsen (GK)
21
WeißLisa Weiß (GK)
13
NilsenChristine Nilsen (GK)
2
StegemannKerstin Stegemann
3
LundMarita Lund
3
BartusiakSaskia Bartusiak
5
GiskeAnneli Giske
Substitution80
6
LaudehrSimone Laudehr
11
KaurinLeni Kaurin
Substitution58
11
MittagAnja Mittag
Substitution86
Goal90+2
14
SandveiMarit Sandvei
13
Okoyino Da MbabiCélia Okoyino da Mbabi
Substitution65
15
GardsjordHedda Gardsjord
15
FussSonja Fuss
18
VikestadRuna Vikestad
16
MüllerMartina Müller
19
IsaksenIngvild Isaksen
19
BajramajFatmire Bajramaj
Substitution66
Goal90
Goal90+4
20
LieKristin Lie
20
ZietzJennifer Zietz
22
PedersenCecilie Pedersen
Substitution72

Coach

Silvia Neid (GER) Bjarne Berntsen (NOR)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Natalie Aspinall (ENG), Maria Lisická (SVK)

Fourth official

Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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