Tabia Wasmuth (M) with her teammates celebrate their goal to make it 3-1. Photo: Niall Carson / PA Wire / DPA (Niall Carson / dpa)
Only the disturbing first goal prevented the German women’s national team from qualifying for the European Championship. In the end, with little effort, the DFB team won 3: 1 (2: 1) in Ireland, thus winning their eighth game.
There is no reason for Ann-Katrin Berger to be bothered about her debut – even if the goalkeeper of the German women’s national team concedes this goal. In Ireland, Berger was innocent and had no chance against an unnecessary penalty kick. “It was definitely unnecessary,” said the 30-year-old from Chelsea. “It bothers me a lot.” National coach Martina Vos-Telenberg found comforting words: “This goal did not happen because of Anne.”
Designer Maroson (I) Irish girl Heather Payne fights for the ball Photo: Niall Carson / PA Wire / DPA (Niall Carson / dpa)
Dublin goals Lina Magel (21st minute) and Tabia Wamuth (29/85) scored the first international goals on penalties; Katie Maccab (45th) shortened. He now has 46: 1 goals after eight wins in eight qualifiers. The DFB had already qualified for the 2022 European Championship final in England.
Vos-Teklenberg praised the first half but wanted to see a little more accuracy and intelligence in the second half. After the final whistle she liked something else: “I think it’s good that the players are on the field and not satisfied.” The team scored the goal.
Lina Magel scored from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 against Ireland. Photo: Niall Carson / PA Wire / DPA (Niall Carson / dpa)
The 52-year-old made another major change when compared to last Friday’s 6-0 win over Greece. There were only four players on the kickoff ground at Talag Stadium, and they started at Ingolstadt. This will distribute the load evenly. As a precaution, Sarah Debritz sat in an mostly empty grandstand due to minor muscle complaints.
As announced, Berger had his first chance to score on the national team but had little to do. Unlike the 3-0 in the first quarter, excellence created no chances at the start. Gave a penalty lead to the hosts’ annoyance: While dribbling in the penalty area, Svencha Hut fell and Magel spread.
Tabia Wasmuth scored with a 2-0 lead against Ireland along with Melanie Loupoules. Photo: Niall Carson / PA Wire / DPA (Niall Carson / dpa)
After the best German combination ever, Wammut initially lost to goalkeeper Grace Moloni on the left, and moments later the second attempt came from 18m and sat in the far right corner. For the 24-year-old from Hoffenheim, it was the first goal of her second international. “I still can not believe it, but of course I’m happy, but of course we’re more than happy to win,” the attacker said.
The only negligence on the part of the defense before the break led to the first goal in qualifying: after the fall of Marina Hegering, Maccabe gave newcomer Berger a chance without conceding a penalty.
Director Disennifer Marosson arrived in the second half, knocking her down and hitting the crossbar from a distance (55th). The Irish women, who were mainly on the defensive, still important second place to them, making things difficult for the DFB team as a whole and looking for opportunities through inactive balls. Only strong enthusiasm ensured a calm third goal – this time on the left.
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