Germany qualify for quarterfinals after beating Finland 3-0, maintaining the Germans 100% record.
By Connor Wagner
Alexandra Popp has scored in all three group games this tournament as eight-time European champions Germany finished their campaign in style after winning in fine fashion against Finland at Stadium MK.
Germany came into this game winning both of their first two group games, where Finland had lost both of theirs. With nothing to play for on Finland’s behalf, you didn’t know how they were going to react.
It took Germany 40 minutes to find the breakthrough for Germany after a few half chances early on. It had been coming, Huth was able to pick out Gwinn who then delivered a great cross and Kleinherne was able to nod it home at the far post.
Just three minutes after the restart and Germany had doubled their lead. This time, Alexandra Popp was able to get on the scoresheet for the third game in a row for the Germans. The cross from Hendrich was met by Popp to head past Talaslahti and into the net.
This is Popps first Euros after ankle injruies kept her out of the previous two tournaments, and just made it back for this one after a serious knee injury kept her out until the spring.
The third goal come from Nicole Anyomi infront of the Stadium MK crowd. Pikkujamsa was only able to half clear to Anyomi on the edge of the box and she drilled her shot low past Talaslahti.
Full-time and Germany have qualified top of Group B, as for Finland, they leave the tournament without a point and wondering if they could have done more.
Germany will play Group A runners-up Austria on Thursday in the quarter-final at the Brentford Community Stadium and will return to Milton Keynes if they can reach the semi-final later in July.