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Replacements fire Germany into final

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 0.09CET
Germany 3-1 Norway
Substitutes Simone Laudehr, Célia Okoyino da Mbabi and Fatmire Bajramaj ensured Germany recovered to meet England for the title.
by Wayne Harrison
from Helsinki Football Stadium
Replacements fire Germany into final
Germany celebrate their second goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyNorway

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target24
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
7
Fouls committed4
 
6
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 0.09CET

Replacements fire Germany into final

Germany 3-1 Norway
Substitutes Simone Laudehr, Célia Okoyino da Mbabi and Fatmire Bajramaj ensured Germany recovered to meet England for the title.

A trio of substitutes helped Germany recover from a goal down to overcome Norway and set up a UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ final with England at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium on Thursday.

Second-half response
Bjarne Berntsen's team went in at the break ahead thanks to Isabell Herlovsen's early strike but the game swung in the holders' favour in the space of two minutes either side of the hour when Simone Laudehr, a first-half replacement, finally broke the Norwegian resistance. Célia Okoyino da Mbabi, on at half-time, then completed the turnaround with a far-post header before Fatmire Bajramaj struck late on as Germany continued their bid for a fifth straight title.

Shock lead
The holders found themselves behind for the first time in the tournament after ten minutes. Ingvild Stensland flighted a corner into a crowded penalty area and, as a host of players jostled for position, Herlovsen headed in at the far post. Stensland's corners were causing the Germany backline, missing the experienced Ariane Hingst through injury, all manner of problems and from another midway through the half they almost doubled their lead, Lene Storløkken hitting the post after goalkeeper Nadine Angerer failed to gather.

Grings denied
Norway, as Germany coach Silvia Neid predicted, dropped deep, leaving Herlovsen up on her own and invited the holders on. For all their possession, though, there was little sign of the champions' much-vaunted attacking prowess, with Norway No1 Ingrid Hjelmseth only called into serious action for the first time two minutes before the break when she denied Inka Grings from an acute angle.

Attacking substitution
Neid sacrificed right-back Bianca Schmidt for the more attack minded Da Mbabi at the interval with Kerstin Garefrekes moving to full-back as Germany sought an immediate route back into the match. The change gave the six-time winners fresh impetus with first Birgit Prinz forcing Hjelmseth to dive to her right, moments before she crossed for Grings to stab wide.

Rapid turnaround
The pressure was growing on the Norway goal and it finally told on 59 minutes when a cross from Melanie Behringer reached Laudehr at the far post and the first-half substitute fired past Hjelmseth. Norway were deflated and they conceded again two minutes later when Laudehr crossed for the unmarked Da Mbabi to head inside the far post.

Norway response
Norway were almost handed an equaliser when Angerer spilled Stensland's delivery while seconds later the goalkeeper palmed out an audacious attempt from Cecilie Pedersen. The game was completely open and only the legs of Hjelmseth denied Prinz after she created space for herself in the area. Bajramaj gave the score a more polished look when she turned in a loose ball in added time.

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Norway

Norway

1
AngererNadine Angerer (GK)
1
HjelmsethIngrid Hjelmseth (GK)
3
BartusiakSaskia Bartusiak
2
AkerhaugenToril Akerhaugen
Yellow Card81
4
PeterBabett Peter
3
LundMarita Lund
5
KrahnAnnike Krahn
4
StenslandIngvild Stensland (C)
7
BehringerMelanie Behringer
Substitution59
5
GiskeAnneli Giske
8
GringsInka Grings
6
HuseCamilla Huse
Substitution82
9
PrinzBirgit Prinz (C)
8
GulbrandsenSolveig Gulbrandsen
Substitution76
10
BresonikLinda Bresonik
Substitution45+1
9
HerlovsenIsabell Herlovsen
Goal10
14
KuligKim Kulig
11
KaurinLeni Kaurin
Substitution62
18
GarefrekesKerstin Garefrekes
17
MjeldeMaren Mjelde
Yellow Card78
22
SchmidtBianca Schmidt
Substitution46
21
StorløkkenLene Storløkken

Substitutes

21
WeißLisa Weiß (GK)
12
C. KnutsenCaroline Knutsen (GK)
12
HollUrsula Holl (GK)
13
NilsenChristine Nilsen (GK)
2
StegemannKerstin Stegemann
7
RønningTrine Rønning
6
LaudehrSimone Laudehr
Substitution45+1
Goal59
10
WiikMelissa Wiik
Substitution76
11
MittagAnja Mittag
14
SandveiMarit Sandvei
13
Okoyino Da MbabiCélia Okoyino da Mbabi
Substitution46
Goal61
15
GardsjordHedda Gardsjord
Substitution82
15
FussSonja Fuss
16
ThorsnesElise Thorsnes
16
MüllerMartina Müller
18
VikestadRuna Vikestad
17
HingstAriane Hingst
19
IsaksenIngvild Isaksen
19
BajramajFatmire Bajramaj
Substitution59
Goal90+3
20
LieKristin Lie
20
ZietzJennifer Zietz
22
PedersenCecilie Pedersen
Substitution62

Coach

Silvia Neid (GER) Bjarne Berntsen (NOR)

Referee

Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)

Assistant referees

Tonja Paavola (FIN), Helen Karo (SWE)

Fourth official

Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)

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