Women's Euro 2017: Holders Germany beat Italy as Sweden overcome Russia

Germany v Italy
Germany Women are six-time champions of Europe

Defending champions Germany secured a 2-1 victory to eliminate Italy in the group stage at the Women's Euro 2017.

Italy came from behind when striker Ilaria Mauro cancelled out Josephine Henning's first-half opener.

Babett Peter scored the winner from the penalty spot, after keeper Laura Giuliani brought down Anja Mittag, and a minute later Italy saw Elisa Bartoli sent off for a second yellow card.

Meanwhile, Sweden beat Russia 2-0 to move top of Group B.

Russia could have secured a quarter-final berth if they had won, following their surprising 2-1 win over Italy in their opener.

But Sweden captain Lotta Schelin gave her side the lead on 22 minutes, heading in Magdalena Ericsson's free-kick.

And Stina Blackstenius doubled their advantage in the second half when she capitalised on a poor goal kick and saw her shot deflect off defender Anna Kozhnikova, before finding the net via the woodwork.

Having drawn 0-0 in their opener, Sweden and six-time champions Germany need a point in their final group games on Tuesday (19:45 BST) to see them both through to the quarter-finals.

Russia will need to beat Germany in order to progress to the knockouts in the Netherlands.

Line-ups

Germany Women

  • 1Schult
  • 4MaierBooked at 80mins
  • 2HenningBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHendrichat 45'minutes
  • 5Peter
  • 17Kerschowski
  • 16DallmannSubstituted forMagullat 88'minutes
  • 6Demann
  • 13Däbritz
  • 10Marozsán
  • 11MittagBooked at 85mins
  • 9IslackerSubstituted forPetermannat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hendrich
  • 7Simon
  • 8Goeßling
  • 12Benkarth
  • 14Blässe
  • 15Doorsoun
  • 18Petermann
  • 19Huth
  • 20Magull
  • 21Weiß
  • 22Kemme
  • 23Kayikci

Italy Women

  • 1Giuliani
  • 7Guagni
  • 2Salvai
  • 5Linari
  • 13BartoliBooked at 69mins
  • 8GabbiadiniSubstituted forSabatinoat 84'minutes
  • 21CarissimiBooked at 53mins
  • 4StracchiBooked at 65mins
  • 20CernoiaSubstituted forTucceri Ciminiat 73'minutes
  • 11Bonansea
  • 9MauroSubstituted forGirelliat 45+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Gama
  • 6Iannella
  • 10Rosucci
  • 12Marchitelli
  • 14Tucceri Cimini
  • 15Fusetti
  • 16Giugliano
  • 17Di Criscio
  • 18Sabatino
  • 19Galli
  • 22Schroffenegger
  • 23Girelli
Referee:
Kateryna Monzul
Attendance:
7,108

Match Stats

Home TeamGermany WomenAway TeamItaly Women
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 2, Italy Women 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 2, Italy Women 1.

Lina Magull (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniela Sabatino (Italy Women).

Isabel Kerschowski (Germany) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marta Carissimi (Italy Women).

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

Attempt missed. Leonie Maier (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lina Magull.

Offside, Germany. Almuth Schult tries a through ball, but Lena Petermann is caught offside.

Foul by Kristin Demann (Germany).

Cristiana Girelli (Italy Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Lina Magull replaces Linda Dallmann.

Kristin Demann (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barbara Bonansea (Italy Women).

Booking

Anja Mittag (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Anja Mittag (Germany).

Daniela Stracchi (Italy Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Italy Women. Conceded by Isabel Kerschowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy Women. Daniela Sabatino replaces Melania Gabbiadini.

Attempt missed. Isabel Kerschowski (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anja Mittag.

Corner, Italy Women. Conceded by Kathrin Hendrich.

Corner, Italy Women. Conceded by Almuth Schult.

Attempt saved. Barbara Bonansea (Italy Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Leonie Maier (Germany) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Leonie Maier (Germany).

Foul by Kathrin Hendrich (Germany).

Cristiana Girelli (Italy Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cristiana Girelli (Italy Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alia Guagni with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Lena Petermann replaces Mandy Islacker.

Corner, Italy Women. Conceded by Isabel Kerschowski.

Anja Mittag (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Linda Tucceri Cimini (Italy Women).

Attempt saved. Linda Dallmann (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anja Mittag.

Attempt saved. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mandy Islacker.

Attempt blocked. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kristin Demann (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dzsenifer Marozsán following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy Women. Linda Tucceri Cimini replaces Valentina Cernoia because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Valentina Cernoia (Italy Women) because of an injury.

Sara Däbritz (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 21st July 2017

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands Women22002026
2Denmark Women21011103
3Belgium Women21012113
4Norway Women200203-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden Women21102024
2Germany Women21102114
3Russia Women210123-13
4Italy Women200224-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria Women11001013
2France Women11001013
3Iceland Women100101-10
4Switzerland Women100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England Women11006063
2Spain Women11002023
3Portugal Women100102-20
4Scotland Women100106-60
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