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Impressive Germany too hot for Iceland
Iceland 0-3 Germany The reigning European champions proved much too strong for Iceland and moved to within a point of the UEFA Women's EURO 2013 knockout stages.
A banner at the Växjö Arena read 'Oscar Wilde greets Germany' and after their opening-game draw, coach Silvia Neid had emphasised to her squad the importance of being earnest. Related Items
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They responded, and though Lena Lotzen's 24th-minute strike was all the reward they received for a virtually flawless first half, Célia Okoyino da Mbabi's double ensured the reigning champions now need just a point from Wednesday's meeting with Norway in Kalmar to move into the UEFA Women's EURO 2013 quarter-finals as Group B winners.
Though Germany's triumph may not quite turn heads in the same manner as Sweden's 5-0 defeat of Finland 24 hours earlier, the only reason the host nation's victory was not trumped was Iceland goalkeeper Gudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir. After cradling a Dzsenifer Marozsán volley, and with her side wilting under early pressure, the Avaldsnes IL player then brilliantly tipped a Lotzen header onto the bar.
The chance had been created by Marozsán's pinpoint free-kick, and the 1. FFC Frankfurt midfielder proved equally precise in open play soon after, spying and then superbly finding Lotzen bursting down the right. The FC Bayern München midfielder stepped inside a challenge before measuring a low shot which, this time, was too good for Gunnarsdóttir.