Germany is early in the quarter-finals of the European Championship in England. You have to wait for the opponent. Now he’s fixed. Austria wins against Norway and is therefore second behind England in Group A. It comes to a neighborhood duel.

Austria has qualified as Germany’s opponent for the quarter-finals of the women’s European Football Championship. Thanks to a goal by Hoffenheim’s Bundesliga player Nicole Billa, the Austria team defeated Norway 1-0 (1-0) on Friday evening in Brighton in the last preliminary round of Group A and moved into the next round in second place behind hosts England.

The Norwegians around their star Ada Hegerberg disappointed again after losing 8-0 to England and were eliminated. For the selection of coach Irene Fuhrmann, striker Billa, Germany and Austria’s “Footballer of the Year” of 2021, scored with a header in the 37th minute. Goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger had to save the victory with two saves in the last few minutes. The DFB women, who have already qualified for the first knockout round, will play next Thursday in London-Brentford against the neighboring country.

Meanwhile, England, who had already been determined as quarter-finalists before the game, defeated Northern Ireland 5-0 (2-0) in Southampton and recommended themselves as the favorites for the title. Francesca Kirby (40′), Beath Mead (44′) and Alessia Russo (48’/53′) scored the goals for the Lionesses. There was also an own goal by Kelsie Burrows (76th).

England’s national coach Sarina Wiegman, who led the Netherlands to the European Championship triumph five years ago, was absent due to a positive corona test. The host team will play against Spain or Denmark on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals.

Because FC Bayern is still not responding to inquiries from FC Barcelona about Robert Lewandowski, according to media reports, the topic is getting longer and longer. Now an unworthy spectacle threatens in Munich.

Tatjana Maria writes history with her sensational participation in the semifinals in Wimbledon. However, her first match after this triumphant tournament ended less gloriously for the 34-year-old. Because she just doesn’t show up.

How does the financially ailing FC Barcelona with a debt burden of around 1.35 billion euros want to be able to afford the services of Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern? In short: by pushing every pain threshold to the limit.