A banner at the Växjö Arena read 'Oscar Wilde greets Germany' and after their opening-game draw, coach Silvia Neid had emphasised to her squad the importance of being earnest.
They responded, and though Lena Lotzen's 24th-minute strike was all the reward they received for a virtually flawless first half, Célia Okoyino da Mbabi's double ensured the reigning champions now need just a point from Wednesday's meeting with Norway in Kalmar to move into the UEFA Women's EURO 2013 quarter-finals as Group B winners.
|13||G. Gunnarsdóttir (GK)||1||Angerer (GK) (C)|
|1||Helgadóttir (GK)||21||Benkarth (GK)|
|12||S. Sigurdardóttir (GK)||12||Schult (GK)|
|Sigurdur Eyjolfsson (ISL)||Silvia Neid (GER)|
|Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)|