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Match report: Denmark shock Germans

Denmark shocked the football world on Sunday morning as they knocked consecutive seven times European champions Germany out of Euro 2017 with a 2-1 win in Rotterdam.

The rearranged game called off originally last night due to a waterlogged pitch got off to a lively start as Steffi Jones Germany side took the lead after only three minutes when Isabel Kerschowski took advantage of a poor goalkeeping mistake by Stina Petersen to fire the ball high into the net.

However on six minutes Petersen made amends as she made a fine low save to deny Sara Däbritz as she danced her way into the box before letting fly.

Pernille Harder has impressed in this tournament the Wolfsburg midfielder nearly grabbed the equaliser for the Danish as she linked up well with Nadia Nadim before she lashed her effort just wide of the target.

Dzsenifer Marozsán then created the next chance for Germany as on 12 minutes she lashed her effort goal wards only to see the ball tipped over by the super reactions Petersen.

Germany were playing some superb football in the first half playing it easily around the opponents who were very much built as the underdogs going into the match and they could have had their second on 24 minutes when Kristin Demann was played in by Linda Dallmann before her low shot was saved once again.

Almuth Schult in the German goal was tested for the first time on 38 minutes as he made a fine save at full stretch to keep out a Katrine Veje effort from just outside the area.

Sara Doorsoun then thought she had the killer goal for Germany but she saw her strike tipped away by Petersen who certainly made up for her earlier error.

On the stoke of the break Marozsán created yet another German chance but she whipped her shot well over the bar.

Denmark however came out in the second half rejuvenated and they levelled the affair on 49 minutes when Nadia Nadim got on the end of a Stine Larsen cross to head the ball into the net from close range.

A minute later it was the Danish again who created the next opening as Nadim played in Sanne Troelsgaard but she sliced her effort across goal and wide.

Maja Kildemoes then thought she had turned the tie on its head as on 52 minutes she fired a low effort across the face of goal and wide of the target.

Minutes later Veje thought she had put Denmark into the lead as she crashed a powerful strike off the crossbar from close range.

Dallmann then thought she had put Germany back in front on 61 minutes her shot was well kept out by Petersen throwing herself down low to push the ball away.

Lina Magull created the next German opening but again she saw her effort dealt with by Petersen as she got down to pluck the ball away from the advancing attackers feet.

Anja Mittag who was having a quiet game for her standards nearly put the clear favourites back ahead and she was played in by Magull however she fired her effort wide of goal.

It was the German striker who found herself with the next chance of note as Däbritz crossed for her but she could only direct her header wide of the upright.

However the moment came when Denmark shocked the world when Theresa Nielsen met a Frederikke Thøgersen cross perfectly to head the ball into the net leaving Schult with no chance of saving on 83 minutes.

Mittag then thought she had the Germans level in the final two minutes as she rounded the Danish defence only to see her shot saved by Petersen once again as she clawed the ball away from the danger.

Kerschowski had the final chance of the game as she fired her rushed effort in the last minute of added time over the bar as the Germans exited the tournament .


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