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Denmark win 3-0 on penalties

Denmark reach Women's Euro 2017 final

Sarah Puntigam
Sarah Puntigam of Austria reacts after missing a penalty in the first half of the semi-final against Denmark

Denmark will face the Netherlands in the final of Women's Euro 2017 after defeating Austria in a penalty shootout.

Simone Sorensen scored the crucial spot-kick after Austria missed their first three penalties.

The Austrians will rue wasting the best chance of the match when Sarah Puntigam fired over a first-half penalty.

Denmark also went close in normal time through Sanne Troelsgaard, whose strike came off the crossbar.

The Danes will face the hosts in the final after their 3-0 win over England in the second semi-final.

It was a tight and tense semi-final between Denmark, the two-time semi-finalists, and tournament debutants Austria.

Denmark, beaten at the last-four stage four years ago, were second best to the unfancied Austrian side during the first 45 minutes.

Dominik Thalhammer's side should have taken the lead when they were awarded a penalty in the 13th minute. Maja Kildemoes was the unlucky Dane when she was judged to have intentionally moved her arm to block Verena Aschauer's effort.

Freiburg midfielder Puntigam stepped up, but blazed her penalty over the bar.

Denmark's best effort of the opening half fell to Rosengard's Troelsgaard, whose angled left-foot strike struck the bar.

It was not until extra-time that either goal was seriously threatened again. First, Katrine Veje's effort cleared the Austria bar with a strike from eight yards. And then Pernille Harder, arguably the player of the match, headed over in the final few seconds before the spot-kicks.

What happened in the other semi-final?

Line-ups

Denmark

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Petersen
  • 8Nielsen
  • 5Sørensen
  • 12Larsen
  • 2Roddik HansenSubstituted forSandvejat 45'minutes
  • 7Troelsgaard Nielsen
  • 17Sigvardsen JensenSubstituted forPedersenat 69'minutes
  • 4KildemoesBooked at 36minsSubstituted forThogersenat 52'minutes
  • 11VejeSubstituted forSørensenat 120+1'minutes
  • 9Nadim
  • 10HarderBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 6Christiansen
  • 13Pedersen
  • 14Sørensen
  • 15Thogersen
  • 16Christensen
  • 19Sandvej
  • 20Pedersen
  • 21Hansen
  • 22Johansen
  • 23Gewitz

Austria

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 6SchiechtlBooked at 56mins
  • 7Wenninger
  • 13Kirchberger
  • 18Feiersinger
  • 11Schnaderbeck
  • 17PuntigamSubstituted forPintherat 90'minutes
  • 19Aschauer
  • 9ZadrazilBooked at 97mins
  • 10Burger
  • 15BillaSubstituted forProhaskaat 39'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Georgieva
  • 3Naschenweng
  • 4Pinther
  • 5Maierhofer
  • 8Prohaska
  • 12Enzinger
  • 14Dunst
  • 16Eder
  • 20Makas
  • 21Pfeiler
  • 22Klein
  • 23Grossinger
Referee:
Kateryna Monzul
Attendance:
12,000

Match Stats

Home TeamDenmarkAway TeamAustria
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away18
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home23
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Denmark Women 0(3), Austria Women 0.

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Denmark Women 0(3), Austria Women 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Denmark Women 0(3), Austria Women 0. Simone Sørensen (Denmark Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Verena Aschauer (Austria Women) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty saved! Sofie Pedersen (Denmark Women) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty saved! Viktoria Pinther (Austria Women) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Denmark Women 0(2), Austria Women 0. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Laura Feiersinger (Austria Women) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Laura Feiersinger should be disappointed.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Denmark Women 0(1), Austria Women 0. Nadia Nadim (Denmark Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  10. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Denmark Women 0, Austria Women 0.

  11. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Denmark Women 0, Austria Women 0.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Denmark Women. Nicoline Sørensen replaces Katrine Veje.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katrine Veje with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Denmark Women. Conceded by Virginia Kirchberger.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Katharina Schiechtl (Austria Women) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Carina Wenninger following a set piece situation.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sanne Troelsgaard (Denmark Women).

  17. Post update

    Viktoria Pinther (Austria Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frederikke Thøgersen.

  19. Post update

    Sanne Troelsgaard (Denmark Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Viktoria Pinther (Austria Women).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands33004139
2Denmark32012116
3Belgium31023303
4Norway300304-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany32104137
2Sweden31114314
3Russia310225-33
4Italy310256-13

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria32105147
2France31203215
3Switzerland31113304
4Iceland300316-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England330010199
2Spain310223-13
3Scotland310228-63
4Portugal310235-23
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