It took penalty kicks, but Denmark are through to the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament in the Netherlands, topping Austria in penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes.
The final vs. the Netherlands will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET and be broadcast on ESPN2, as well as the ESPN app.
Portland Thorns FC forward Nadia Nadim converted the first penalty to send Denmark on their way to their first final of the UEFA Women’s Euro tournament, after five previous tries to reach the title game.
Denmark goalkeeper Stina Lykke Petersen made two penalty stops, and Austria missed another, as Denmark won 3-0 in PKs to advance.
Washington Spirit midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen left the match in the 69th minute with an apparent knee injury. She had played every minute of the tournament so far prior to be subbed out.
Denmark will now face the host nation in the final. The Netherlands topped England 3-0 in Thursday’s other semifinal.
Prior to Thursday’s win, Denmark upset Germany, the six-time defending champs in the quarterfinals on Sunday, to reach the semifinal. Nadim scored the 49th minute equalizer in the 2-1 comeback win.Social Highlights
— Nadine Angerer (@NAngerer) August 3, 2017
⏰ AFTER EXTRA TIME ⏰
?? Denmark reach final with 3-0 win on penalties! ?
— UEFA Women's EURO (@UEFAWomensEURO) August 3, 2017
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) August 3, 2017