Women: Germany still unbeaten after 1-0 against Iceland

German Football
By German Football September 3, 2009 02:17

Women: Germany still unbeaten after 1-0 against Iceland

Substitute Inka Grings’ second-half winner maintained Germany’s 100 per cent record in UEFA Women’s Euro 2009 Group B as Iceland ended their debut finals empty-handed.

Germany trainer Silvia Neid made six changes to the team that beat France 5-1 on Matchday 2 to secure first position in the section as she opted to give several squad members some valuable playing time.

After 10 minutes Martina Müller, starting for Inka Grings in attack, came within centimetres of scoring the first goal. The Wolfsburg striker exchanged a pass with Anja Mittag before launching a 25-metre drive that rebounded off the underside of the crossbar.

Chances elsewhere were few. Germany’s largely unchanged backline successfully keeping Iceland’s forwards away. After a goalless first half, Neid introduced Grings for Birgit Prinz. Just five minutes after taking the field, she opened the scoring with her second goal of the final tournament (50.).

Iceland had their chances later in the second half, with Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir breaking through on goal only to be denied by German Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer (64.). Eleven minutes from time, they came closer still to the goal when Katrín Jónsdóttir headed goalwards a corner kick, only for Anja Mittag to clear off the line and end Iceland’s hopes.

[DFB.de]

German Football
By German Football September 3, 2009 02:17
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