First-half Dzsenifer Marozsán goal sends Silvia Neid's side into another Euro final
Sweden 0-1 Germany
UEFA Women's Euro 2013
Wednesday 24 July
Germany are on course for an incredible sixth UEFA Women's European Championship title in a row after they booked another final appearance on Wednesday night.
Tournament hosts Sweden, hoping for an all-Scandinavian showdown against either Norway or Denmark, just came up short as Germany once again showed why they are the team to beat.
Dzsenifer Marozsán's 33rd-minute effort settled a tight game, with Germany now on the cusp of history.
Both teams traded chances in a breathless opening half hour, with Anja Mittag a real nuisance for Sweden to deal with.
Mittag and Annike Krahn both had chances and at the other end, Sweden’s Josefine Öqvist burst into the area but fired wide.
Sweden pressed Germany back in the first half but it was Silvia Neid's side who took the lead in Gothenburg.
Mittag, a danger all match, flicked the ball to Marozsán, who had plenty to do amid the attention of her marker. The on-rushing Kristin Hammarström tried to narrow the angle but Marozsán poked the ball early and it trickled into the net.
Mittag should have made the game safe on the hour but her side-footed effort was pushed away by Hammarström.
Sweden pushed hard for an equaliser and Öqvist's effort rolled on to the post but Pia Sundhage's side could not find their way past a resolute German defence.