Winners of the last six European Championships, Steffi Jones’s side were 3-1 winners over Brazil in Sandhausen on Tuesday 4th July.
Dzsenifer Marozsán’s lob was the first of many chances for the hosts, Linda Dallmann was thwarted by Barbara, who then smothered the ball after Hasret Kayikci hit both posts.
The crowd of 5,469 eventually had a goal to celebrate on the half-hour, Dallmann turning in the rebound after Svenja Huth struck the bar.
Brazil were back on level terms 4 minutes after the interval, when Babett Peter’s pass was intercepted and Ludmila finished into the empty net.
Marozsán saw her free-kick steered around the post before Anja Mittag set up Kayikci to restore the advantage midway through the second half.
Leonie Maier had been introduced shortly before the second goal and it was she who secured the victory 12 minutes from time.
Germany will begin their defence of the UEFA Women’s Championship against Sweden on the evening of 17th July, at Rat Verlegh Stadion in Breda.
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