Germany vs. Norway: UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Final TV Schedule, Live Stream Info
Germany and Norway will clash for the second time at the 2013 UEFA Women's European Championship, only Sunday's meeting will carry a whole lot more weight.
The top two finishers in Group B have successfully navigated the knockout stages to reach the final at Friends Arena in Sweden. Norway went unbeaten in the group stage, beating Germany 1-0 in their previous encounter.
After cruising past Spain in the quarterfinals and surviving Denmark on penalties, Norway remain undefeated heading into the high-stakes clash with Germany, who posted back-to-back 1-0 victories over Italy and Sweden in the knockout rounds to reach the final.
Here the tournament's official site breaks down the head-to-head between the two powerhouses:
Germany's only loss at this tournament came at the hands of Norway. So, will they avenge it on Sunday en route to the European title or will Norway complete their memorable to claim their third championship and first since 1993?
Here we'll get you set for Sunday's championship showdown in Stockholm.
Where: Friends Arena, Solna, Stockholm
When: Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. BST)
Watch: ESPN Deportes (United States) BBC, British Eurosport (United Kingdom)
Live Stream: ESPN3.com
A Classic Matchup
For those unfamiliar with the Women's European Championship, the final pits two bitter rivals against one another.
Which side will win Sunday's championship match?
Between them Germany and Norway have won nine of the previous 10 European crowns, with the Germans having won seven, including five straight overall. They won first in 1989 as West Germany.
Meanwhile, Norway haven't won the title in two decades, but reached the final in 2005 before falling to who else, Germany. The two sides have contested the final three times since 1989, with Germany winning each match by at least two goals.
So despite having lost 1-0 to their rivals in the group stage, the five-time defending champions will be the team to beat. After all, the Germans have surrendered just one goal in five matches in this tournament, and kept clean sheets in the wins over Group A top finishers Sweden and Italy.
The Scandinavians have found a way to score in each of their five matches, but have looked vulnerable defensively, giving up late goals to Spain and Denmark, the latter (which came in the 87th minute) forcing extra time and ultimately penalties in Thursday's semifinal.
For Germany, Célia Okoyino da Mbabi will be the player to watch. The 25-year-old has scored two of her side's five goals, both coming in a rout of Iceland in the group stage. But much like Norway, Germany have an abundance of talent, and there's no telling where the goals will come from, if at all.
Veteran Solveig Gulbrandsen has scored twice for Norway, against Spain and Denmark in the knockout rounds. But Ingvild Isaken was the hero in the Grasshoppers 1-0 win over Germany two weeks ago.
Both players face the tall task of scoring against Germany's stout defense in order to stop Die Nationalelf from successfully defending their European Championship title.
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