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Norway defeat Denmark on penalties to reach final

Published: Thursday 25 July 2013, 23.00CET
Norway defeat Denmark on penalties to reach final
Trine Rønning is hoisted aloft by Ingrid Hjelmseth after scoring the winning penalty ©Getty Images

Norway are through to Sunday's UEFA Women's EURO 2013 final against Germany after goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth rose to the occasion and ended Denmark's hopes on penalties.

A third-minute Marit Christensen goal seemed to have won it but with time running out Mariann Knudsen headed Denmark level. Despite dominating extra time, Denmark faced penalties just as they had 72 hours earlier against France, but this time Norway prevailed. The two-time champions will meet Germany for the fourth time in a final, hoping to avenge their reverses of 1989, 1991 and 2005.

 

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Match statistics

Norway
Denmark

1

Goals scored

1

13

Total attempts

17

6

Attempts on target

3

7

off target

12

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

9

0

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

15

13

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
    Norway will meet Germany in Sunday's final after Ingrid Hjelmseth saved two Danish penalties to earn a shoot-out victory. They rode their luck however as Denmark dominated for long spells but could not find the net and the Danish luck eventually ran out.
  • Penalty
    Rønning (Norway) scores from the penalty spot.
    Norway's penalties have been outstanding and this one nestles in the corner like all the rest. Norway win!
  • Penalty
    Brogaard (Denmark) scores from the penalty spot.
    Slots into the corner right-footed.
  • Penalty
    Mjelde (Norway) scores from the penalty spot.
    Again the keeper chooses wrong and Norway are nearly there.
  • Penalty
    Nadim (Denmark) scores from the penalty spot.
    Denmark needed that and the substitute rattles the ball into the corner. They are not out of it.

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