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England will play Germany in the Euro 2009 Final after the reigning Champions came from behind to beat Norway 3-1 in their semi final in Helsinki.
However Germany needed to overcome a poor first half performance in which they could have trailed by more than one goal at the interval.
Norway got off to a good start and were rewarded in the tenth minute as an inswinging corner from Ingvild Stensland into a crowded area was bundled into the back of the net, Isabell Herlovsen being credited with the final touch.
It could have been two just minutes later as the Germans failed to deal with another corner and the ball ran loose for Lene Storlokken to fire a shot against the post.
Germany could only muster up a cross-shot from Inka Grings which struck the top of the bar as they ended the half distinctly second best but after the break, they were a transformed side.
On the hour, a half cleared corner was returned into the area by Melanie Behringer and Simone Laudehr nipped in at the far post to drill her shot home for the equaliser. Just two minutes later, Laudehr turned provider with a deep cross for Celia Okoyino da Mbabi to head home inside the near post.
Norway tried to find a way back into the game and it almost came as Cecilie Pedersen's audacious lob was turned away by Nadine Angerer. However the Germans powered their way towards a third goal, going close as Birgit Prinz was denied by the legs of Ingrid Hjelmseth, but in injury time they sealed the victory when, despite Hjelmseth saving from both Grings and Prinz, Fatmire Bajramaj was on hand to tuck the rebound home.
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