Bloodless draw between favourites Germany and Sweden at european CHAMPIONSHIPS
The groepsduel between EK-favorites Germany and Sweden, Monday, no winner and no goals completed: 0-0. Russia knew in the same group B from Italy to win: 2-1.
Both teams were last year in Rio de Janeiro opposite each other in the olympic final. The title went to Germany, 2-1, won.
Sweden and Germany also apply now if two of the big favourites for the title. Germany was in the past, eight-time European champion, including the last six times. Sweden won the tournament once, in 1984.
The duel in Breda, it was only after resting somewhat watch worthy. Both teams came to rest barely in the vicinity of the enemy target. Sweden was only a header is dangerous, while for Germany no further than some shots from distance.
After about an hour got the German invalster Mandy Islacker only the until then biggest chance of the world. The striker tapped the ball just in front of. On the other side could Stina Blackstenius, then after a rush only on doelvrouw Almuth Schult, but they lap against the keepster.
In the final it was Germany in particular close to a goal, but the team of the new coach Steffi Jones failed in an effort to save in the strong Swedish defence.
Day 2 of the european football CHAMPIONSHIPS for women
Russia has on the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in the Netherlands with 2-1 Italy won.
Russia was soon 2-0.
Italy came in the slot even close to a point.
Germany and Sweden are the european CHAMPIONSHIP with a goalless draw began.
Fought was there, but scored not.
The German women were a lot of compatriots supported.
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Elena Danilova shot the Russinnen in Rotterdam already in the ninth minute at 1-0, after which Elena Morozova, the lead in the 26th minute and doubled with a rake header. Ekartina Sochneva was the declarant in the two hits.
Both teams were in the second half a lot of chances to score goals. So was the Italian aanvoerster Melania Gabbiadini the Russian doelvrouw Tatyana Shcherbak on her way after a boogbal. Also the Italian keepster Chiara Marchitelli did some good rescues.
The final stage was the victory of Russia is still quite in danger. Ilaria Mauro tapped from close to the 2-1. It seemed then also 2-2, but the hit of Elisa Bartoli was because of offside disapproved. A header from Gabbiadini was then just before the line turned.
By the victory, Russia will-to-head in group B. Germany and Sweden follow with a point, while Sweden below. The numbers one and two go through to the quarter-finals, where possible, Orange wait.
The Dutch team started the european CHAMPIONSHIP in their own country Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Norway. Shanice van de Sanden was with a header responsible for the hit.
Orange wins openingsduel EK women of Norway