After a 0-2 (0-1) defeat in the „small final“ of the Algarve Cup against Norway, Germany finished fourth at the tournament in Portugal.
In Santo Antonio, Simone Laudehr (25th) had the best chance for Germany during the first half, when her shot was deflected and hit the post. Norway broke the tie just a few minutes before the break. Melissa Wiik (41st) scored for the team from Scandinavia when she headed into a cross by Leni Kurin.
Angerer beaten for the first time in 1022 minutes
German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was thus beaten for the first time after 1022 minutes without a goal against. Only shortly after the beginning of the second half, Marie Knutsen (49th) was again successful for Norway.
As she had announced prior to the tournament in the south of Portugal, German coach Silvia Neid used the Algarve Cup as a try-out-phase for this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing.
More information on the German Women's National Team can be found here.