Dutch clinches women’s Euro ti­tle for first time

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

En­schede, Nether­lands - A brace from Vi­vianne Miedema led hosts Nether­lands to a 4-2 win over Den­mark and its first women's Euro ti­tle in En­schede on Sun­day.

Miedema pulled the hosts level at 1-1 on ten min­utes and added her sec­ond goal two min­utes from the end to round off the scor­ing, with Lieke Martens and skip­per Sherida Spitse also scor­ing for the cham­pion.

Den­mark took the lead as Na­dia Nadim scored from the penalty spot on six min­utes. Miedema then fired home a su­perb cross from Shan­ice van de San­den to draw level.

Martens then in­creased the lead in the 28th minute with her low left-footer beat­ing Dan­ish keeper Stina Petersen.

The valiant Danes, who like Dutch were play­ing in their first fi­nal, equalised on 33 min­utes when skip­per Pernille Harder beat Dutch keeper Sari van Vee­nen­daal.

Spitse then scored five min­utes af­ter the break from a free-kick and Miedema made it 4-2 in the 89th minute.

The Nether­lands is only the fourth team to lift the tro­phy af­ter eight-time cham­pi­ons Ger­many, two-time win­ners Nor­way and Swe­den, who won the first edi­tion in 1984.

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