Germany down S Korea


IN the top-of-the-table clash in group D, Germany overcame a brave South Korea 2-0 last night at Sir John Guise Stadium.
The loss sees South Korea bowing out of the competition, while the Germans continue their quest to defend their Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup title.
Coach Maren Meinert praised her side’s effort in keeping the Koreans scoreless.
“I’m satisfied with the team’s performance; we wanted to fight hard in defence. In the first-half, it was one of the best defensive displays I’ve seen,” Meinert said
“As we move into the quarter-finals, we know that we have to fight hard for everything because anything can happen.”
Germany took an early lead through a brilliant shot by Dina Orschmann from the edge of the South Korean penalty box into the top left corner of the Korean goal.
The South Koreans displayed great technical ability with their passing and movement in the centre but lacked the cutting edge to breach the disciplined German defence, led by captain Rebecca Knaak.
Germany’s second goal was from forward Stefanie Sanders, who slotted in from point-blank range in front of the Korean goal for a 2-0 advantage.  Despite further attempts on goal by the Germans, the score remained unchanged going into halftime break.

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