Well England put on quite a show last night! The Lionesses made history as the first ever side across the men’s and women’s European Championships to score eight goals as they thrashed Norway as the Amex Stadium in Brighton was treated to some outstanding play.
After England’s slender victory over Austria on the opening day of Euro 2022, Sarina Wiegman’s side were expected to be a lot sharper when their second Group A clash rolled around, and they didn’t disappoint. It was a fantastic spectacle as we saw Beth Mead grab a hat-trick to put herself firmly amongst the favourites for the Golden Boot, while the Lionesses’ all-time leading scorer Ellen White got herself off the mark with a brace as the pride enjoyed a successful hunt.
After fellow tournament favourites France broke the record on Sunday for most goals in a single half at the Euros with five, England thought anything you can do we can do better as they put six past Norway before the break on Monday night. The only criticism of the event was the poor planning for transport to the ground with images circulating on social media of fans queuing for trains, worried that they weren’t going to make it in time for kick-off.
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland were eliminated from the tournament after they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Austria at St Mary’s Stadium, with Katharina Schiechtl and Katharina Naschenweng providing the goals.
Ahead of day seven, we get back to the ‘group of death’ in Group B as Denmark take on Finland at Stadium MK and Germany host Spain at Brentford Community Stadium. For Denmark and Finland, this is the match where both will need to get points on the board as they both have to play Spain and Germany respectively. Euro 2017 finalists Denmark were stunned as they were thrashed 4-0 by Germany last time out and they will know how important this match is for their tournament hopes.
We are expecting Germany’s clash with Spain to be one of the games of Euro 2022 as both impressed in their matchday one fixtures, particularly Spain considering how much of a blow losing Alexias Putellas was to their hopes and preparations. Both are capable of going all the way in this tournament and it will be a match that fellow hopefuls England and France will keep a close eye on.
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