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Euro Championship: German women walk away with title again!

July 29, 2013 12:35 IST

Euro Championship: German women walk away with title again!

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Germany’s goalkeeper Nadine Angerer proved to the heroine for her team as she saved two penalties but the winner came from the super substitute Anja Mittaga to help Germany beat Norway 1-0.

Thus Germany were crowned European women's football champions yet again in a thrilling final in Stockholm on Sunday.


Image: Simone Laudehr and Luisa Wensing of Germany celebrate after the UEFA Women's EURO 2013 final
Photographs: Martin Rose/Getty Images

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Germans are undisputed champs

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It was Germany’s sixth consecutive European title.

Germany recorded a fourth European final victory over Norway, who also had a goal ruled out for offside in a tight, tense encounter in front of a crowd of 41,301 in the Swedish capital.


Image: The team of Germany celebrate after winning
Photographs: Martin Rose/Getty Images

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Norway under pressure

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Norway was the underdog but they pressed Germany from the start, and missed a golden opportunity to go ahead on the half-hour mark.

Trine Ronning missed a sitter after Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi was penalised for pushing

Cathrine Dekkerhus in the back.

Ronning fired straight down the middle, but despite diving to her left, Germany captain Angerer managed to flick out a foot to keep her effort out.

Under pressure from Norway, Germany replaced Lena Lotzen with Mittag at halftime, and it took the substitute just four minutes to break the deadlock.

Played onside by Marit Christensen, Mittag steamed through the middle and swept home Okoyino Da Mbabi's centre to put Germany ahead.


Image: Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi (left) of Germany and Cathrine Dekkerhus (right) of Norway battle for the ball
Photographs: Martin Rose/Getty Images

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Angerer just a single goal at Euro 2013

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The German match-winning keeper, who conceded just a single goal in six matches at Euro 2013, hurled herself to her left to keep out Solveig Gulbrandsen's spot kick.

There was more agony for Norway four minutes later as Ada Hegerberg had a goal ruled out for offside.


Image: Nadine Angerer (centre), goalkeeper of Germany celebrates after she saves the penalty
Photographs: Martin Rose/Getty Images

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Germany held on

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Nadine Kessler could have put the game beyond doubt for Germany seven minutes from time, but she rolled her effort against the foot of the post with Ingrid Hjelmseth beaten.

Despite plenty of late pressure from Norway, Germany held on to secure their eighth European women's championships victory.


Image: Svenja Huth (left) of Germany celebrate with teammate Dzsenifer Marozsan
Photographs: Martin Rose/Getty Images

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