Germany pounce on Austria errors to reach Euro semi-finals


Germany Women 2-0 Austria Women: Lina Magull, Alexandra Popp make most of defensive errors to reach semi-finals

Germany continue impressive form with win over Austria to reach semi-finals | The Independent
Report as goals in either half from Lina Magull and Alexandra Popp see Germany through to Euro 2022 semi-finals with 2-0 win over Austria in Brentford; Austria hit woodwork three times as underdogs fail to find way through against old rivals

Germany showed their ruthless streak again as Lina Magull and Alexandra Popp pounced on defensive errors to beat Austria 2-0 and reach the Euro 2022 semi-finals.

Germany had blown away Denmark, Spain and Finland to win Group C at a canter but were given a run for their money by a surprisingly front-foot Austrian performance, and were indebted to some fine luck and wayward finishing before Popp’s late second from a Manuela Zinsberger howler.

Marina Georgieva’s early header first cannoned back off the post in a bright Austria start, before Germany took the lead when their high press caused a defensive mix-up which gave Magull a simple finish from 12 yards (25).