Germany tackle Austria within the subsequent Euro 2022 quarter-final after England sealed their place within the semi-finals.
The Lionesses got here from behind to beat Spain on Wednesday evening as Georgia Stanway’s sensational extra-time strike secured a 2-1 win.
Right here, we check out what lies forward.
Lionesses roar into ultimate 4
England are nonetheless with no main honour within the ladies’s recreation and it regarded like one other event was about to move them by. Having scored 14 targets and never conceding as soon as within the group, this was their sternest check by far. Spain – who had not proven their finest up till this level – turned on the fashion and duly took the lead by way of Esther Gonzalez. England’s hopes gave the impression to be sliding away just for Ella Toone to come back off the bench and stage from a knockdown from her Manchester United team-mate Alessia Russo. That took the sport into extra-time the place Stanway settled the competition with an outstanding strike which tees England up for a semi-final towards both Sweden or Belgium in Sheffield on Tuesday.
Ache for Spain
One of many pre-tournament favourites, Spain as soon as once more fell on the quarter-final stage. It’s the third Girls’s Euros in a row during which they haven’t been capable of get past the final eight. Spain dominated the vast majority of the 90 minutes however they may not discover a manner again into the sport after Toone’s equaliser and can now must regroup earlier than a crack at subsequent 12 months’s World Cup. Star participant Alexia Putellas needs to be again and firing on all cylinders by then having been dominated out of the Euros with a knee harm.
No further motivation for Germany
Germany head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg insists going through neighbours Austria within the quarter-final has no affect on the event. Eight-time winners Germany are aiming to higher their shock last-eight exit 5 years in the past. She stated: “It makes no distinction to us. We might be going through Norway, Sweden, Austria or the Netherlands, who’re all neighbours of ours as nicely. It’s a quarter-final on the Euros, and each opponent is deservedly right here…it has no affect on us.”
Austria are the lowest-ranked nation left within the event. Head coach Irene Fuhrmann stated: “It’s a sensation that we’re among the many high eight groups in Europe once more. We now have one other probability to go up towards top-of-the-line groups on this event. Germany, like England, have confirmed how constant they’re. They haven’t but conceded a aim – will probably be an unbelievable problem.”
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Quarter-final: Germany v Austria (8pm, Brentford Neighborhood Stadium)