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

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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 TeamGermanyAway TeamItaly
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Germany 2, Italy Women 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany 2, Italy Women 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Daniela Sabatino (Italy Women).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marta Carissimi (Italy Women).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kristin Demann (Germany).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Lina Magull replaces Linda Dallmann.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Barbara Bonansea (Italy Women).

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anja Mittag (Germany).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Italy Women. Conceded by Isabel Kerschowski.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy Women. Daniela Sabatino replaces Melania Gabbiadini.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 21st July 2017

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands22002026
2Denmark21011103
3Belgium21012113
4Norway200203-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden21102024
2Germany21102114
3Russia210123-13
4Italy200224-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria11001013
2France11001013
3Iceland100101-10
4Switzerland100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England11006063
2Spain11002023
3Portugal100102-20
4Scotland100106-60
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