Eight-time European champions, Germany defeated France in a dramatic 2-1 victory in Milton Keynes and will now face England in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley on Sunday.
After a quiet opening 40 minutes, Alexandra Popp put Germany ahead with a volley from Svenja Huth’s cross from the right side of the penalty area for her 5th goal in five games.
The lead, however, only lasted four minutes before Kadidiatou Diani broke free and shot from outside the penalty area, with her effort hitting the post and bouncing in off unfortunate goalkeeper Merle Frohms.
The German goalkeeper made three vital saves to keep it at 1-1 before Popp headed in her sixth goal of the tournament, taking her level with England’s Beth Mead as joint leading scorer, for what proved to be the winner.
Sunday’s final takes place at a sold out Wembley, which will have a capacity of 87,200, and the match could set a new attendance record for a match in a European Championship, either male or female.