Ladies’s Global Cup: Germany thrash South Africa to complete most sensible of crew

Women's World Cup: Germany thrash South Africa to finish top of group

Highlights: South Africa 0-Four Germany

Germany punished an error-strewn show from South Africa to complete most sensible of Staff B on the Ladies’s Global Cup.

The 2-time winners had abundant probabilities to attain greater than 4 towards debutants Banyana Banyana, who depart France having did not earn some extent.


Melanie Leupolz headed within the opener, then an terrible error via keeper Andile Dlamini talented Sara Dabritz a tap-in.

Wolfsburg’s Alexandra Popp nodded in a 3rd ahead of the destroy and Lina Magull added any other from a backyard out.

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Germany, some of the favourites for the name, had best discovered the web two times of their earlier two crew video games, however towards a brittle South African defence they ran rise up.

They are going to now play a third-placed workforce from both Staff A, C or D in Grenoble for a spot within the quarter-finals.

South Africa’s trainer Desiree Ellis will most probably were disillusioned along with her aspect’s deficient first-half show, highlighted when Dlamini flapped at a low move from Verena Schweers which ended in Dabritz’s objective.

Her keeper did beef up after the destroy, making an excellent point-blank save from Dabritz, whilst pacy change striker Thembi Kgatlana was once denied a objective in a one-on-one scenario via Germany’s Almuth Schult.

‘There have been issues I did not like’

Germany trainer Martina Voss-Tecklenburg: “The avid gamers carried out rather well. They confirmed that soccer can in reality be quite simple on occasion.

“However there have been additionally issues I did not like such a lot – coaches are by no means 100% glad – and there have been moments inside the fit after we attempted to head for the harder answer. That is one thing we will paintings on.

“But when I did not have the boldness my avid gamers have the capability to beef up in that admire, I would not be so tough of them.”

South Africa trainer Desiree Ellis: “This was once at all times going to be a troublesome crew, however we felt that if we performed smartly shall we get some certain effects.

“I felt we deserved extra towards Spain, however we did not play in addition to we will have towards China – and that grew to become this fit into a last.

“Sadly, we began poorly, conceded two deficient objectives and have been at all times at the again foot after that. I felt we panicked a bit of in that first half of.

“We informed the avid gamers to relax and play our logo of soccer, and so they did that during the second one half of.”

In-form Dabritz – stats

  • Germany have by no means misplaced their ultimate crew fit in a Ladies’s Global Cup match, profitable seven in their earlier 8 such suits (D1 – 3-Three v Brazil in 1999).
  • Germany have saved a blank sheet in all 3 in their Ladies’s Global Cup suits in 2019, as many as of their earlier two tournaments mixed (2015 and 2011 – 3 in 11 video games).
  • Germany have best misplaced one in all their earlier 24 crew level suits on the Ladies’s Global Cup (W19 D4). Certainly, they have got received on matchday 3 seven out of 8 instances (D1), averaging 3.nine objectives in line with sport in the ones suits.
  • Dabritz has scored in successive internationals for Germany for the primary time since August 2016 when she scored in 3 consecutive appearances.
  • Leupolz scored for Germany for the primary time in 1,048 days, since netting on the 2016 Olympics towards Zimbabwe.

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