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Germany falls to European Champion Netherlands

In the final match in the "Three Nations. One Goal." Cup, the Netherlands beat Germany to take the "title".

International friendly match”Women: The Netherlands v Germany” Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images

The Netherlands beat Germany on Wednesday to end the German's twelve match winning streak. The 2-1 loss was Germany's first since bowing out of the Quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup to Sweden.

Alongside Belgium, they were competing in the "Three Nations. One Goal." Cup as an advertisement for the game. The three nations have made a joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Germany almost fell behind in the 4th minute when Jill Roord's shot from distance struck the crossbar, but Lieke Martens put her relatively wide-open rebound attempt into the stands.

The Dutch scored in the 17th minute when Jackie Groenen hit a pass from Vivianne Miedema first-time past Merle Frohms to make it 1-0.

Laura Freigang equalized for Germany just before halftime, turning in a cross from Svenja Huth.

The Netherlands found their winner in the 61st minute off the head of Daniëlle van de Donk. Frohms pushed Roord's shot/cross onto the crossbar, but Van de Donk headed home the rebound.

Germany had multiple chances to equalize late in the second half, but neither of the young Bayern Munich attackers Klara Bühl nor Lea Schüller were wearing their finishing boots on the day.

Germany XI: Frohms - Kleinherne, Oberdorf, Lattwein (Hendrich (26), Doorsoun - Marozsan (Waßmuth 70), Däbritz, Huth (Lohmann 81), Popp, Bühl - Freigang (Schüller 46)

Right now, Germany's next match is scheduled for April 10 in Wiesbaden; however, no opponent has been scheduled at this time.

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