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FULL TIME Germany 1-1 Norway
Germany dominated the first half, but only got one goal through Mittag. A vastly improved second half from Norway see them get a deserved equaliser with Mjelde’s free-kick.
Marozsan has a shot go wide.
Emilie Haavi replaces Isabell Herlovsen.
Goessling’s dangerous looking shot takes a fortunate deflection that takes the venom out of it.
A long ball over the top plays Ada Hederberg through on goal, but her weak shot is easily saved. And then Germany have a chance with Lotzen’s shot from 20 yards just creeping wide of the right-hand post.
Pauline Bremer replaces the goal scorer Anja Mittag.
Germany passing the ball around, but Lotzen’s cross is poor.
Sacic has a shot go wide. Germany have been very poor in this second half.
Sara Daebritz replaces Alexandra Popp.
Norway have a corner. Mykjaland’s ball is cleared and Germany launch a counter but it comes to nothing.
Another great passing move from Germany sees Marozsan have an effort on goal, but it is straight at the keeper who claims it at the second attempt.
Lena Lotzen replaces Simone Laudehr who had picked up a knock.
Maier’s cross picks out Sasic whose header forces Hjelmseth’s into a wonder save.
What can Norway do here? Mjelde curls the ball over the wall and it hits the top corner, brushing the woodwork as it goes in. Great goal. Norway right back in it.
Elise Thorsnes replaces Minde.
Great ball from Mykjaland finds Herlovsen who is brought down just outside the box by Bartusiak, who is booked. Could have been a red card there.
Norway think they should have a penalty as Hegerberg goes down under a challenge from Maier, but the referee sees nothing wrong with it.
Germany win a free-kick as Popp is fouled on the edge of the box, in a central position. Marozsan tries to score with a delicate chip, but despite leaving the keeper stranded, it goes wide and over.
Norway are on top so far in the second half. Can they creat the chance they need?
Norway have a corner after good work from Herlovsen. Mykjaland’s lovely ball goes through everyone.
Gulbrandsen’s cross picks out Schjelderup, but her effort is well wide.
The Second Half starts. What can Norway do?
Norway make a half-time sub, with Solveig Gulbrandsen replacing Gry Tofte Ims.
HALF-TIME Germany 1-0 Norway
Germany lead at half-time thanks to Mittag’s 6th minute goal, and dominated the half. But Norway did have a good final five minutes. They will have to improve dramatically to have a chance of getting back into this, despite the single goal difference.
Norway have a corner from 30 yards. Mykjaland’s delivery causes some difficulties in the box, but once against Germany clear it.
Mykjaland’s corner is dangerous. She curls the ball into the six yard box, and under pressure from Thorisdottir, Angerer does brilliantly to punch the ball onto her crossbar and behind. The second corner is poor.
43 mins – CHANCE
Pressure from Herlovsen forces the mistakes from Maier and Krahn, but her shot is superbly saved by Angerer.
Corner to Germany. Goessling finds Popp at the far side, but she heads wide and high.
40 mins – PENALTY APPEAL
Laudher breaks into the box and to the byline, and goes down under Thorisdottir’s challenge, who does have an arm on her, but perhaps the German player went down too easily.
Popp wins the ball off Ims, and runs at the box but her shot hits a defender. Norway then give it away to Mittag, but her shot is straight at the keeper.
36 mins – CLOSE
Germany have a free-kick, 25 yards from goal. Alexandra Popp over the ball, and fires the ball through the wall with a driven shot, but it is straight at Hjelmseth who despite seeing it late, makes an easy save.
Marozsan fires in another beautiful ball in, but Hjelmseth claims it. Germany have 59% of the possession.
Laudehr is picked out in the box, one-on-one with the defender, but Wold gets in a superb tackle.
Germany have another free-kick and the cross nearly picks out Sacic, but Hjelmseth rises brilliantly to claim the ball. After her mistake with the goal, the Norwegian keeper has been superb.
29 mins – CLOSE
Germany have a corner on the right. Goessling curls the ball in, finding Popp unmarked, but her header sails centimetres wide of the left post. Unlucky.
Oh that is beautiful from Germany with quick passing and a backheel setting up Marozsan, but her shot is blocked behind. Germany waste the corner.
Clever from Hegerberg as she waits on the left, and plays a lovely diagonal ball into Herlovsen’s path, but Krahn gets a superb interception it.
Better from Norway, as Ada Hegerberg gets a cross in, but Germany clear it. Then from the throw-in, Minde gets a cross in, but before a player can get a shot off, the offside flag is raised.
Germany have a free-kick on the right. Goessling’s ball picks out Laudehr at the far post, but she can’t do anything with her header. Norway need to find some intensity, and soon.
Marozsan is at it again, her lovely ball into the box nearly picks out Sasic. The German attacking move is ridiculously good.
Germany have the game’s first corner. Goessling’s corner is well caught by Hjelmseth.
Maier’s cross picks out Sacic whose header is deflected behund.
Germany have two long-range efforts with first Popp hitting a shot into the defence, and then after a good run, Kemme has her shot blocked. Worrying signs for Norway as Herlovsen is hurt in a challenge with Laudehr, but after treatment seems to be okay.
Simone Laudher is being a constant threat, but this time her cross is straight to the keeper.
Marozsan is having a great game so far. Her deep cross picks out Alexandra Popp, but she heads well wide. Norway did start slowly against Thailand, but this time it might cost them. Although, it shouldn’t hurt their chances of getting out of the group.
What can Norway do in response? Germany keep on coming, and Norway don’t seem able to close the Germans down.
— Mark Rutledge (@MarkRuto) June 11, 2015
Marozsan runs at the defence, and her shot from 20 yards is only parried by Hjelmseth and Anja Mittag is alert to the rebound and chips the ball over the despairing goalkeeper.
A great German move from that Norwegian free-kick. Saci plays Maier into the box, but her curled effort is well saved by Hjelmseth.
Norway launch a free-kick into the box from the half-way line, but they can’t carve out a chance.
Germany has the first chance as Marozsan shoots wide from distance.
— Mark Rutledge (@MarkRuto) June 11, 2015
Norway have won the World Cup once, in 1995 where they beat Germany 2-0 in the final. Germany have won the trophy twice, in 2003 and 2007. And the UEFA Women’s Championship six times in a row…
Despite their win, Germany made defensive errors against Cote D’Ivoire. Can Norway punish them? Kick-off now just 15 minutes away.
Let’s face it, both teams strolled through their first group matches. Germany destroy Cote D’Ivoire, whilst Norway beat Thailand 4-0. These two superpowers have met 15 times, with Germany onto with 9 victories. There have yet to be a draw between them.
20:35 – Lineups
Germany make one change with Dzsenifer Marozsan replacing Melanie Leupolz who had picked up a knock, and seem to set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Norway make three changes, including replacing both centre-backs and their captain Trine Ronning. Ingrid Schjelderup, Maria Thorisdottir and Marita Skammelsrud Lund come in for Ronning, Solveig Gulbrandsen and Nora Holstad Berge. Their keeper Indrid Hjelmseth takes the captain’s armband.
17th July 2013. Germany vs Norway. 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship Group Stage. Germany has to win to be guaranteed of reaching the Quarter-Finals. Ingvild Isaksen’s goal seals Norway 1-0 victory, and Germany just scrape through.
28th July 2013. 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship Final. Germany beat Norway 1-0 thanks to Anja Mittag.
Will it be a familiar pattern in the World Cup?