Germany beats Norway 1-0

SOLNA, Sweden -- Germany beat Norway 1-0 Sunday to win its eighth women's European championship in front of a record 41,000 spectators.

Celia Okoyino da Mbabi raced down the left wing and passed to substitute Anja Mittag, who scored in the 49th minute.

Norway failed to score with two penalties. Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer saved Trine Ronning's kick in the 29th and again denied Solveig Gulbrandsen in the 61st.

In the 64th minute, Norway's Ada Hegeberg scored a goal that was disallowed for offside. Angerer played down her own role after the match, saying Germany's success was the result of teamwork.

"Penalties are all about luck," she said, adding they are "easier for a goalkeeper" than the player shooting.

"We have a good team spirit, I don't think we have space for individualistic flair. That's why we are getting better and better."

Germany has won the last six European tournaments. It defeated Sweden 1-0 in the semifinals, and Norway beat Denmark 4-2 on penalties.

Organizers said they sold a record 210,000 tickets for tournament matches.

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