Denmark stuns Germany in women's Euro quarters

Germany was out of the blocks fast but Denmark's counter-attacking was eventually too much for it.

In the semi-final on August 3, Denmark will take on either Austria or Spain, who are playing later on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen stunned holder Germany which bowed out of the women's Euro after a 2-1 loss to Denmark in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Germany, which has won the Euro six times in a row and eight times overall, dominated the eventful game postponed from Saturday because of heavy rain, but Denmark's counter-attacking was eventually too much for it.

Germany was out of the blocks fast with Isabel Kerschowski drawing first blood on three minutes with massive help from Danish keeper Stina Petersen who palmed her shot from just outside the box into the goal.

But Nadim put Denmark level three minutes after the break with a bullet header from a cross by Stine Larsen and Nielsen then headed home a cross from substitute Frederikke Thoegersen with seven minutes left.

Denmark winger Katrine Veje hit the woodwork after a Nadim pass flicked on by Harder with half an hour to go, while Petersen regained self-confidence with several brilliant saves.

In the semi-final on August 3, Denmark will take on either Austria or Spain, who are playing later on Sunday.

On the same day, the Netherlands, which beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday, will face either England or France, also playing later on Sunday.

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