Though German substitute Anja Mittag deserves credit for scoring the only goal in her side's Euro 2013 final against Norway just three minutes after entering the match, awesomely named goalkeeper Nadine Angerer proved to be the star by stopping a penalty in each half.
In the 29th minute, Norway had their first chance from the penalty spot, but Angerer made a leg save as she dove away from Trine Ronning's hard-hit shot down the middle. Mittag then put Germany ahead with her goal in the 49th minute. In the 61st, Norway again had a penalty chance, this time giving it to Solveig Gulbrandsen. But Angerer still wasn't in the mood to give up her clean sheet and this time made a diving save with her outstretched glove.
Here's video of both saves...
Angerer was understandably named Player of the Match as she won her fifth European title (to go with her two World Cup wins and one Champions League title).
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