Women's European Championship - Group B
Germany Women0Sweden Women0

Germany Women 0-0 Sweden Women

Germany v Sweden
Sweden were resolute at the back against eight-time winners Germany

Holders Germany were held to a goalless draw by a well-organised Sweden side in their opening Women's Euro 2017 Group B game in Breda, Netherlands.

Striker Mandy Islacker angled just wide with Germany's best effort after half-time in a game of few chances.

Montpellier's Stina Blackstenius had Sweden's best chance, but her low shot from close range was well blocked by Wolfsburg keeper Almuth Schult.

Earlier on Monday in Rotterdam, Italy fell to a 2-1 loss against Russia.

Germany, bidding for a seventh consecutive European title, had won their past 11 competitive games against Sweden.

In a repeat of the 2016 Olympic final, which Germany won 2-1 in Rio, the Swedes frustrated the pre-tournament favourites for the Euros, and their Chelsea goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl rarely had a save to make.

Italy leave it too late

Russia celebrate
Russia stunned Italy with two goals inside the opening 30 minutes

In the first game in Group B, Russia led when Elena Danilova's low strike bounced past Chiara Marchitelli at her near post and Elena Morozova's header made it two before the break.

Fiorentina striker Ilaria Mauro poked in late on after Italy, who were finalists in 1993 and 1997, had been denied by fine saves from Russian keeper Tatyana Shcherbak either side of half-time.

In a frantic finish, Italy thought they had earned a dramatic equaliser but Elisa Bartoli was correctly adjudged to be offside, before Russia's Elvira Ziyastinova scrambled the ball off the line after the Azzurri had hit the bar in stoppage time.

But Russia held on to end their 16-game winless run at the European Championship finals.

At the previous Euros, they were eliminated by the drawing of lots with Denmark, but four years on they now top the group after their first match.

Next up for Germany is a meeting with Italy in Tilburg at 19:45 BST on Friday, after Sweden face Russia in Deventer at 17:00 on the same day.

Line-ups

Germany Women

  • 1Schult
  • 14BlässeSubstituted forMaierat 73'minutes
  • 2Henning
  • 5Peter
  • 7Simon
  • 6Demann
  • 20MagullBooked at 75mins
  • 10Marozsán
  • 13Däbritz
  • 11MittagSubstituted forKayikciat 65'minutes
  • 19HuthSubstituted forIslackerat 39'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hendrich
  • 4Maier
  • 8Goeßling
  • 9Islacker
  • 12Benkarth
  • 15Doorsoun
  • 16Dallmann
  • 17Kerschowski
  • 18Petermann
  • 21Weiß
  • 22Kemme
  • 23Kayikci

Sweden Women

  • 1Lindahl
  • 15Samuelsson
  • 5Fischer
  • 3Sembrant
  • 2AnderssonSubstituted forErikssonat 87'minutes
  • 9Asllani
  • 7Dahlkvist
  • 17Seger
  • 22SchoughSubstituted forRubenssonat 55'minutes
  • 18RolföSubstituted forBlacksteniusat 56'minutes
  • 8Schelin

Substitutes

  • 4Berglund
  • 6Eriksson
  • 10Spetsmark
  • 11Blackstenius
  • 12Carlen
  • 13Johansson
  • 14Folkesson
  • 16Glas
  • 19Hammarlund
  • 20Larsson
  • 21Lundberg
  • 23Rubensson
Referee:
Katalin Kulcsár
Attendance:
9,276

Match Stats

Home TeamGermany WomenAway TeamSweden Women
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 0, Sweden 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 0, Sweden 0.

Offside, Germany. Babett Peter tries a through ball, but Hasret Kayikci is caught offside.

Offside, Germany. Carolin Simon tries a through ball, but Hasret Kayikci is caught offside.

Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lotta Schelin (Sweden).

Attempt missed. Josephine Henning (Germany) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Carolin Simon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Kosovare Asllani.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Magdalena Eriksson replaces Jonna Andersson.

Offside, Germany. Dzsenifer Marozsán tries a through ball, but Mandy Islacker is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Lina Magull (Germany) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sara Däbritz.

Attempt saved. Leonie Maier (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Carolin Simon.

Attempt missed. Babett Peter (Germany) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dzsenifer Marozsán with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Hedvig Lindahl.

Attempt saved. Mandy Islacker (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dzsenifer Marozsán.

Attempt missed. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Leonie Maier (Germany).

Kosovare Asllani (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Germany. Sara Däbritz tries a through ball, but Leonie Maier is caught offside.

Offside, Germany. Almuth Schult tries a through ball, but Carolin Simon is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Lina Magull (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lina Magull (Germany).

Elin Rubensson (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lotta Schelin (Sweden) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kosovare Asllani.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Leonie Maier replaces Anna Blässe.

Attempt missed. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kristin Demann.

Attempt saved. Stina Blackstenius (Sweden) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonna Andersson.

Attempt blocked. Hasret Kayikci (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mandy Islacker.

Attempt missed. Mandy Islacker (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Carolin Simon with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Hasret Kayikci replaces Anja Mittag.

Attempt missed. Linda Sembrant (Sweden) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jessica Samuelsson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Josephine Henning.

Lina Magull (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Caroline Seger (Sweden).

Foul by Sara Däbritz (Germany).

Kosovare Asllani (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Caroline Seger.

Attempt blocked. Sara Däbritz (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Stina Blackstenius replaces Fridolina Rolfö.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 17th July 2017

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark Women11001013
2Netherlands Women11001013
3Belgium Women100101-10
4Norway Women100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia Women11002113
2Germany Women10100001
3Sweden Women10100001
4Italy Women100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria Women00000000
2France Women00000000
3Iceland Women00000000
4Switzerland Women00000000

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England Women00000000
2Portugal Women00000000
3Scotland Women00000000
4Spain Women00000000
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