Final tournament - Group stage - 27/08/2009 16:30CET ( 17:30 ) - Tampere Stadium - Tampere
  • Thiney 51
1 - 5
Full time
  • Grings 9
  • Krahn 17
  • Behringer 45+1
  • Bresonik 47 P
  • Laudehr 90+1

Event

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Relentless Germany took their tournament tally to nine goals as they left France in their wake to resoundingly seal their place in the knockout round. Germany end their group-stage campaign against Iceland on Sunday, when France will take on Norway.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Laudehr (Germany) scores!
  • 88
    Laudehr (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Bompastor (France).
  • 87
    (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 85
    Garefrekes (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Lepailleur (France).
  • 83
    da Mbabi (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Abily (France).
  • 83
    (France) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    79
    Brétigny (in) - Bussaglia (out) (France)
  • 79
    Bartusiak (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Soubeyrand (France).
  • Substitution
    77
    da Mbabi (in) - Grings (out) (Germany)
    Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Germany look ready to take their foot off the accelerator, withdrawing striker Inka Grings with a good night's work already done here in Tampere.
  • 77
    Laudehr (Germany) has an effort on goal.
    Simone Laudehr, having switched to the right flank, cuts inside and shoots from 20 metres but Sarah Bouhaddi judges the bounce well and holds the shot.
  • 75
    Soubeyrand (France) takes the corner.
  • 74
    Thiney (France) has an effort on goal.
    The impressive Gaëtane Thiney takes aim from 25 metres and her fierce drive cannons back off the bar.
  • 73
    Grings (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Meilleroux (France).
  • 70
    Bresonik (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Abily (France).
  • 70
    Georges (France) commits a foul after challenging Krahn (Germany).
  • 69
    Bussaglia (France) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    68
    Lepailleur (in) - Viguier (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    68
    Le Sommer (in) - Nécib (out) (France)
  • Yellow Card
    68
    Bartusiak (Germany) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 68
    Bartusiak (Germany) fouls.
  • 67
    Bartusiak (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Bompastor (France).
  • 67
    Bompastor (France) commits a foul after challenging Garefrekes (Germany).
  • Substitution
    66
    Bartusiak (in) - Kulig (out) (Germany)
  • 63
    Laudehr (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 63
    Viguier (France) commits a foul after challenging Laudehr (Germany).
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere: Germany are refusing to sit back and close this game out, surging forward at every opportunity in search for more goals.
  • 60
    Laudehr (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 58
    Soubeyrand (France) commits a foul after challenging Bresonik (Germany).
  • 58
    Grings (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 57
    Bresonik (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 56
    Thomis (France) has an effort on goal.
    Élodie Thomis collects a short pass from Gaëtane Thiney on the edge of the area and drives just wide of the far post as France begin to play with greater confidence off the back of their goal.
  • 54
    Thomis (France) fouls.
  • 54
    Kulig (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Soubeyrand (France).
  • 53
    Peter (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Thomis (France).
  • 53
    Bresonik (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 52
    Soubeyrand (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Kulig (Germany) commits a foul after challenging Nécib (France).
  • Goal
    51
    Thiney (France) scores!
    Camille Abily slides a perfect pass into the feet of Gaëtane Thiney and she carries the ball into the box before dispatching a low finish across Nadine Angerer.
  • 50
    Thomis (France) fouls.
  • 49
    (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 49
    Kulig (Germany) fouls.
  • Goal
    47
    Bresonik (Germany) scores from the penalty spot.
    Sonia Bompastor handles a free-kick as it comes into the box, receiving a yellow card for her troubles, and Linda Bresonik sweeps the penalty into the bottom corner.
  • Yellow Card
    47
    Bompastor (France) is shown a yellow card.
  • 47
    Bompastor (France) fouls.
  • 46
    Meilleroux (France) commits a foul after challenging Grings (Germany).
  • 46
    Thiney (France) commits a foul after challenging Bresonik (Germany).
  • Substitution
    46
    Laudehr (in) - Behringer (out) (Germany)
    Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere: Germany have opted to withdraw the outstanding Melanie Behringer, with Simone Laudehr making her tournament debut after overcoming a knee ligament injury.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere: Half-time here in Tampere and there really is only one team in this match. Rampant Germany have refused to allow France's ball players to get into their stride, notching three goals in the process to all but end this game as a contest.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • Goal
    45+1
    Behringer (Germany) scores!
    Melanie Behringer whips in an inswinging free-kick and although no German player gets a touch, their presence is enough to distract Sarah Bouhaddi and the ball nestles in the bottom corner.
  • 45+1
    Behringer (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Meilleroux (France) commits a foul after challenging Prinz (Germany).
  • 44
    Behringer (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 41
    Nécib (France) takes the corner.
  • 40
    (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 39
    Peter (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere: France are desperately trying to find some way back into this game, midfield maestro Camille Abily providing their chief source of inspiration. But, for now, Les Bleues' best efforts are melting in the face of a stern Germany backline.
  • 37
    Grings (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 34
    (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 31
    Thomis (France) is flagged for offside.
  • 30
    Thomis (France) commits a foul after challenging Bresonik (Germany).
  • 27
    Grings (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • 26
    Thomis (France) has an effort on goal.
    A rare sight of goal for France as Élodie Thomis finds space in the right channel but her drive veers away from the far post.
  • 23
    Behringer (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 22
    Bompastor (France) commits a foul after challenging Kulig (Germany).
  • 21
    Prinz (Germany) is flagged for offside.
  • Goal
    17
    Krahn (Germany) scores!
    France clear the corner to the edge of the area only for Annike Krahn to turn and chip Sarah Bouhaddi, the effort clipping the bar as it drops in.
  • 17
    Behringer (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 16
    Behringer (Germany) has an effort on goal.
    Melanie Behringer fires at goal after a German counterattack and Sabrina Viguier has to clear with Sarah Bouhaddi beaten.
  • 16
    Kulig (Germany) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Soubeyrand (France).
  • 15
    Behringer (Germany) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Thomis (France).
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere: France's small band of supporters are trying desperately to rouse their side to a response after clinical Inka Grings headed Germany in front.
  • 12
    Thomis (France) fouls.
  • 11
    Behringer (Germany) fouls.
  • 10
    Behringer (Germany) has an effort on goal.
    Melanie Behringer cuts inside before firing at goal and Sarah Bouhaddi needs a strong hand to push it away.
  • 10
    Meilleroux (France) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Prinz (Germany).
  • Goal
    9
    Grings (Germany) scores!
    Birgit Prinz darts to the byline and stands a perfect cross up to the back post where Inka Grings powers in to head the opening goal from close range.
  • 8
    Georges (France) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Prinz (Germany).
  • 7
    Bresonik (Germany) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Nécib (France).
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere: The match is underway with both sides desperate to record a second Group B victory to clinch their place in the knockout phase.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: The teams are taking to the field here at the Tampere Stadium, with the small band of Germany fans, in particular, giving a rousing welcome to their heroes.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: France coach Bruno Bini, however, has been forced to make two changes to his lineup, with defender Corine Franco and forward Candie Herbert still nursing head injuries suffered on their opening-night 3-1 victory over Iceland. Sabrina Viguier and midfielder Gaëtane Thiney have been drafted in as replacements, with Camille Abily pushed forward to support Élodie Thomis.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Germany coach Silvia Neid has opted not to tinker with a winning side, selecting the same eleven against France that began the 4-0 Matchday 1 defeat of Norway, meaning fit-again Simone Laudehr and injury-time goalscorers Célia Okoyino da Mbabi and Anja Mittag are on the bench.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Beyond the jousting for group points, this has been one of the most highly anticipated encounters since the group-stage draw was made. France are one of the teams being backed as potential challengers to holders Germany – so this game ought to teach us plenty of lessons about their relative strengths.
  • Barry Johnston, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Welcome to Tampere Stadium, where the top two sides in Group B will be looking for a second consecutive victory that would guarantee them a place in the quarter-finals. Should either side make it to six points, at worse they would go through as one of the two best third-placed teams. In fact, if Germany win they would seal first place unless Iceland beat Norway; similarly if Les Bleues prevail, only a Norway triumph would not ensure top spot.
  • Melanie Behringer fires in after a German counterattack and Sabrina Viguier clears with Sarah Bouhaddi beaten.

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

Match list

Latest goals

Fouls

Lineups

France

France

Germany

Germany

16Sarah Bouhaddi (GK)1Nadine Angerer (GK)
3Ophélie Meilleroux4Babett Peter
4Laura Georges5Annike Krahn
5Sabrina Viguier7Melanie Behringer
6Sandrine Soubeyrand (C)8Inka Grings
8Sonia Bompastor9Birgit Prinz (C)
10Camille Abily10Linda Bresonik
12Élodie Thomis14Kim Kulig
14Louisa Nécib17Ariane Hingst
15Élise Bussaglia18Kerstin Garefrekes
17Gaëtane Thiney22Bianca Schmidt

Substitutes

1Céline Deville (GK)12Ursula Holl (GK)
22Laëtitia Stribick-Burckel (GK)21Lisa Weiß (GK)
2Laure Lepailleur2Kerstin Stegemann
7Corine Franco3Saskia Bartusiak
9Candie Herbert6Simone Laudehr
11Laëtitia Tonazzi11Anja Mittag
13Sandrine Brétigny13Célia Okoyino da Mbabi
18Amandine Henry15Sonja Fuss
19Eugénie Le Sommer16Martina Müller
20Delphine Blanc19Fatmire Bajramaj
21Ludivine Diguelman20Jennifer Zietz

Coach

Bruno Bini (FRA) Silvia Neid (GER)

Referee

Kateryna Monzul (UKR)

Assistant referees

Maria Lisicka (SVK), Tonja Paavola (FIN)

Fourth official

Yuliya Medvedeva-Keldyusheva (KAZ)