Germany scored twice in extra time against Sweden to book a semifinal matchup with Brazil in the women's Olympic tournament. After a goalless 90 minutes, Kerstin Garefrekes and Simone Laudehr found the target to send the Germans through.
The first half was cagey, with chances hard to come by, although Germany's Birgit Prinz missed a clear chance after rounding Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl. After play resumed, Sweden's Victoria Svensson missed a good chance and it seemed to spark Germany into action. Melanie Behringer came close with a shot that rebounded off the post but the scores remained deadlocked in regulation time.
In extra time Garefrekes opened the scoring by heading home a Renate Lingor corner, before Laudehr sealed the win following a one-two with Prinz.
Germany will now meet Brazil, whom they defeated 2-0 in the final of last year's FIFA Women's World Cup, in the last four on Monday.