Dhe German U17 women footballers have won the European title for the seventh time following a penalty thriller. The record winner defeated the Netherlands in the final in Bulgarian Albena 3-2 on penalties. After 90 minutes it had stood 1: 1.
"We have fulfilled the dream," said DFB coach Ulrike Ballweg, who now changes in the field of talent promotion: "It is not much better than to say goodbye." Curious: His last five European titles in this age group secured the DFB youngsters all by penalties.
Nine days after the 2: 3 defeat in the group match, the German selection again took the lead in the reunion. But hit by Turbine Potsdam's Sophie Weidauer (19th) equalized top scorer Nikita Tromp (21) by return mail.
Since both teams missed good chances in the second round, the decision had to drop from the point. Goalkeeper Pauline Nelles from 1. FC Köln became a hero with four penalties and Mieke Schiemann (Turbine Potsdam) made the decisive attempt.
Germany finished Group B first after victories against Austria (3: 1) and England (4: 0). In the semifinals, the DFB selection against Portugal prevailed (2: 0) and managed for the fourth time in a row the final.
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