Goals Galore: The biggest wins in Women’s Euros history

With the Women’s European Championship in full swing, there have already been a plethora of talking points. From England dominating on home soil, to Germany exacting revenge on most recent finalist Denmark for ending their 22-year winning run, there is plenty to dissect. The tournament, which is five years in the making due to the coronavirus pandemic, has seen fans from across the continent pile back in to stadia around the country, from Old Trafford to Brammall Lane, the Amex to Stadium MK, culminating with a showpiece event at Wembley on July 30th.

While it’s proving increasingly difficult to call a winner when it comes to England vs Germany betting the tournament so far has been defined by goals. Reigning champions Netherlands began their defence of the trophy with a mouth-watering 3-0 display against Belarus, while France found themselves 5-0 up at halftime against Italy. The Euros is renowned for high scoring games, especially in recent years, and with that in mind read on, as we take a look at the biggest wins throughout the competition’s history.

England 8-0 Norway – 2022

Let’s start with the biggest and most recent win — England’s 8-0 demolition job of Norway in Brighton. The Lionesses, who came agonisingly close to the final back in 2017, started their campaign on home soil by selling out Old Trafford as they edged past Austria, but their next win on the South Coast was far more comprehensive. Goals from Lauren Hemp, Georgia Stanway, Ellen White and Beth Mead saw the Scandinavians hit for six at the interval, before Alessia Russo added insult to injury, with Mead grabbing a hattrick late on to make a real statement of intent for Sarina Wiegman’s side.

England 6-0 Scotland – 2017

You don’t have to go back too far to find England’s next biggest win, and while the margin of success was slightly lower, the fact the 6-0 drumming came against Scotland would have made it all the sweeter for fans at home. Mark Sampson’s side were riding the crest of a wave in the Netherlands, coinciding with Jodie Taylor’s scintillating form in front of goal. She bagged a hattrick with additional goals from Ellen White, Jordan Nobbs and Toni Duggan sealing a convincing win.

Sweden 5-0 Finland – 2013

There’s been several occasions where the Sweden women’s team have established themselves as one of the best sides around and had it not been for the brilliance and consistency of Germany, they would have a few more titles under their belt. Talisman Lotta Schelin finished as the top scorer in the 2013 Euros and while the trophy eluded them, they still put Finland to the sword with a 5-0 win to start the competition on home soil. Nilla Fischer scored the opener from a header before Schelin’s brace kickstarted her goalscoring run, finishing with five before a semi-final exit.

Germany 5-0 Russia – 2001

The new millennium was Germany’s most dominant spell in women’s football and perhaps the most consistent run of any international side in the sport’s history. Their 2001 win at the Euros served as their third successive title, which was followed by back-to-back World Cups, and the control over European football they had was epitomised with this devasting 5-0 win over Russia. In fairness to the Russians, they had almost kept things goalless until halftime, but Bettina Wiegmann’s 43rd minute goal was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and quickly a barrage of goals followed, with a rampant German side booking their place in the quarter final — Sandra Smisek’s goal 15 minutes from time was the highlight.

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