As we prepare for the second quarter-final of this groundbreaking tournament, let’s quickly recap the first one.
England pulled off a comeback against an impressive Spanish side to win 2-1 in extra time. The reactions from both sides have been interesting to watch today, so I’ll leave those below for you to take a look:
Irene Fuhrmann knows what her team needs to do to beat Germany – have the perfect game.
“They hardly have any weaknesses, they have such a good team,” she said. “If we want to win tomorrow, we will need an absolutely excellent performance.”
The team reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017 and their impressive run this year means other teams will be wary of them.
“Clearly we won’t be underestimated now, but I think we’ve definitely developed, especially in ball possession,” said Fuhrmann, who left as assistant coach two years ago. . “We are more courageous, more confident and still have the same qualities as in 2017. We are still a group and have this absolute will, whatever the score, to go until the last minute. This is the recipe for success. »
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Alexandra Popp was the German Euro 2022 standout star. She became the second player in history, after Beth Mead, to score in every group game.
She started the tournament on the bench but earned herself a spot in the starting squad, which continues tonight. Will she continue her points tally? She needs two more to match Mead’s scores and so three will put her at the top of the Golden Boot leaderboard.
Both teams made changes but it is Austria which has kept the most constancy.
They only made one change with Georgieva in place of the injured Schnaderbeck.
Austria from the XI: Zinsberger; Wienrother, Wenninger, Georgieva, Hanshaw; Hickelsberger, Puntigam, Feiersinger, Zadrazil; Dunst, Billa
Germany, meanwhile, made four changes with Hendrich, Oberdorf, Rauch and Magull in the starting lineup.
Germany from the XI: Frohms; Gwinn, Hendrich, Hegering, Rauch; Magüll, Dabritz, Oberdorf; Huth, Popp, Buhl
Welcome to the second quarter-final of the Euro 2022 tournament and what match we are going to have right.
Germany-Austria promises to be a thriller. The latter will enter the match as favorites, their history and their form in the Euros in this competition are clear proof of this. While England conceded a goal against Spain last night, Germany are the last team in the tournament not to concede a goal. But Austria’s Nicole Billa will be throwing thunderous punches in an attempt to break that stat.
Billa knocked Norway out of the competition last Friday with an impressive header to cause a huge upset. Austria will be aiming to be the same tonight and if their defense continues to be the iron wall, it was in the group stage, they could secure a place in the semi-finals.
Austria conceded just one goal in the groups and remain the only side to hold England to just one goal. But if any team is going to shake Irene Fuhrmann’s side, it’s Germany.
All the action in this quarter-final will begin at 8:00 p.m. BST and team news is in, so stay tuned…