The German women's team defeated England at London's Wembley Stadium. The selection of the German Football Association won the Prestige duel after a convincing performance with 2: 1 (1: 1). In front of 77,768 spectators, captain Alexandra Popp (9th minute) and Klara Buhl (90th) scored the goals for the team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. "That was a great end to the year," praised Voss-Tecklenburg their team after the game. "We have seen many good things today."
For the World Cup fourth England Ellen White scored for interim 1: 1 (44th). Shortly before that, German goalkeeper Merle Frohms had spectacularly blocked a self-inflicted penalty by Nikita Parris (36 '). "No idea how she held it," Popp commented on the goalkeeper's performance.
Although the announced European record with 90,000 tickets sold was clearly missed, but even without best value experienced the audience until the end entertaining game. "That was pure goose bumps, I thought it was bombastic," said Popp about the atmosphere in the stadium.
At the end there was a deserved victory for the German team. Especially in the initial phase and with the final offensive, the DFB women showed their strongest game this year. Coach Voss-Tecklenburg had described the 26th duel against England before the match as a "gift for every player" and an "absolute highlight".
In addition, both teams had set a strong signal before kick-off by running up with so-called Poppy armbands. With the motif of red poppy flowers on a black background, both teams remembered the victims of wars and armed conflicts.
After the quarter-finals at the World Cup in France and the playful participation in the Olympics, the victory over England could give the German women's national team a boost.