The Dutch hockey players have become European champions for the eleventh time in history and for the third time in a row. In the final, the Orange was 2-0 too strong for Germany. Marloes Keetels and Frédérique Matla were responsible for the goals.
On Saturday, the Dutch men already took the European title by also beating Germany.
The road to the final battle went without any setbacks for the Dutch women. With three (very) big wins in the group stage and a 3-1 win over Belgium in the semi-finals, the team of national coach Alyson Annan met little resistance during this European Championship.
The German women had a rough start to this tournament, with a 1-1 draw against Belgium, but then they steamed with big victories to the final, where it hit the Netherlands just like two years ago.
The Netherlands puts pressure on Germany
The first big chance for Orange was in the final in the Wagener stadium in Amstelveen. The match was only seconds old when Matla, the top scorer of this European Championship, lashed out with her backhand. The German goalkeeper just managed to keep the ball out of the goal.
At the end of the first quarter it was again Matla who forced the German goalkeeper to make a save. This time the chance came from a penalty corner. Orange’s second penalty corner, in the second quarter, was hit. The variant was typed in by declarant Keetels.
Hockey players Orange take eleventh European title after victory over Germany
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