Germany’s Alex Popp Fuels Germany’s Dreams to Lift the Trophy After Epic Semifinal Performance Against France

Alexandra Popp

Germany beat France 2-1 to reach the final of the Women’s Euro. England awaits at Wembley on Sunday evening, having raced past Sweden 4-0 on Tuesday. The best teams in the tournament will now clash in a race for glory and records.

Alexandra PoppAlexandra Popp is one of the undoubted stars of the Women’s Euros, scoring six goals so far in the tournament. (Image: twitter/attackingthird)

Alexandra Popp scored Germany’s both goals against France to get her Euro 2022 total to six, the same as England’s Beth Mead. If any of them hits the net in the final, they will break the record for most goals during a single tournament. It’s not the only crown at stake.

Germany won the Euros in eight of the 12 editions played to date, while England reached the final on two occasions, failing to win any.

🚨. #Lionesses will face Germany in the #WEURO222 final at Wembley on Sunday. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/0YzhWkiA5E

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 27, 2022

Sarina Wiegman won all the matches she led from the sidelines at the Euros. She won the trophy following a perfect run with the Netherlands in 2017 and reached this year’s final with a flawless record for England. On the other hand, Germany won all their eight finals to date and hope to add a ninth Euro cup to their trophy room.

Most goals scored at a single Women’s European Championship tournament:

🇩🇪 6 – Inka Grings (2009)
🇩🇪 6 – Alexandra Popp (2022)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 6 – Beth Mead (2022)

One more needed. ⏳ pic.twitter.com/fxqW3U84jG

— William Hill (@WilliamHill) July 27, 2022

England ahead in the odds race

Wembley is sold out for Sunday’s final, as close to 90k supporters are expected to attend the England vs Germany matchup.

Odds favor England to win their first Euro. The hosts of the tournament sit at -140 to keep the tropy in London, with Germany behind at +100. England is at +125 to win in normal time, while Germany is placed at +210. A draw sits at +230.

A 1-1 draw after 90 minutes is the score which bookies regard as the likeliest, at +500. England winning 1-0 is at +600, while a 2-1 home victory is at +700.

Alexandra Popp sits at +190 to hit the net in the final, with Beth Mead surprisingly behind at +250.

Author: Justin Graves