Germany top group with big win over Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan 1-5 Germany
Aysun Aliyeva gave Azerbaijan a shock lead when she scored direct from a corner kick in the 28th minute but the Germans levelled just three minutes later when Anna Gasper volleyed home brilliantly on the turn.
Germany took the lead in the 61st minute when Isabella Hartig turned the ball past keeper Aytaj Sharifova from a Jana Feldkamp corner.
Franziska Gieseke scored twice in four minutes for Germany to really stamp home their authority late on. The two finishes in the 75th and 78th minutes were very similar as the striker arrived late to slot the ball past the exposed keeper.
The goal of the game was the final one. The impressive Viktoria Schwalm drilled home brilliantly via an upright from 20 yards to really show the German class and they will be one of the favourites for the finals in Slovakia this summer.
AZERBAIJAN: Aytaj Sharifova, Diana Mammadova, Vesela Borukova (Firangiz Teymurova 69), Natalia Loa, Malena Ortiz, Yaiza Relea, Nigar Jalilli, Aysun Aliyeva (Male Mollayeva 82), Lucia Sanchez, Merve Ozdemir (Alina Michaelis 74), Samara Ortiz.
GERMANY: Lena Pauels, Frederike Kempe, Isabella Hartig, Melissa Friedrich, Jana Feldkamp, Anna Gasper (Nina Ehegötz 46), Lisa Karl (Viktoria Schwalm 46), Franziska Gieseke, Andrea Viehl (Anna Gerhardt 46), Lina Hausicke, Isabella Möller.