The victory is without appeal. The netherlands, host country of the Euro-2017 ladies, have won the first Euro of their history by beating Denmark 4 2, on Sunday 6 August in Enschede, at the end of a final as dramatic as disputed. The success of the Dutch, almost 20 years after the triumph of the boys at the Euro 1988, is a first. Since the inception of the championship ofEurope in 1984, only the nations of the nordic (Sweden in 1984, Norway in 1987 and 1993) and Germany (the FRG in 1989, and then in 191, and from 1995 to 2013) have managed to impose.
The Oranje, who had already beaten the Denmark during the group stage, have returned at a better time in the face of the talented nation scandinavian in front of over 28,000 fans in delirium, and always with the same recipe : a offensive game ambitious and enthusiastic, worthy of the “total football” of the time, Johan Cruyff. If the show was at the rendezvous, it is also because the stars of both teams have been able to respond to these.
The Danish have been able to do anything
On a penalty shot, the Danish Nadia Nadim (7th) opened the score to enter the game, but his alter-ego netherlands Vivianne Miedema responded in the wake (10th). Back to 2-2 after a feat of the individual, of Pernille Harder (33rd), which also met the beautiful goal from Lieke Martens (28th), the Danish have finally relented in the second period. This is Sherida Spitse, using a clever combination on free kick (51st), that gave the advantage to his team. From there, the Dutch have continued to push to make the break, but the keeper Petersen has managed to preserve the chances of a return in the intervening miraculously on a recovery in end-bearing of Miedema (62nd).
But neither Veje (64th) or Troelsgaard on a half-volley past nothing to the amount the enemy, will not have been able to snatch the extension for Denmark. It is, on the contrary, Miedema, impressive in the finish, which put an end to the suspense by increasing the score late in the game (89th). The feast women’s football ends as it must be for the netherlands.