Germany top Group B with 6 points from two matches as they claimed a narrow win over Spain.
Germany were without their star player Maozsan who had fractured her toe against China in their opener.
Spain had won their opening game against South Africa with the scoreline reading 3-1. The Los Rojas had impressed one and all with their attack and flair.
Spain and Germany faced each other for the first time in a World Cup fixture but both were tied in a goalless friendly last year.
First half of Germany vs Spain
Spain started the game with their usual build up game and in the 14th minute Hermoso beat the German defense
A clever ball from Garcia but she cannot keep her shot on target.
Germans seemed to blessed with a charm as Spain counter attack and minutes later Mesegeur had an opportunity to score for the Los Rojas but her shot ballooned over the German crossbar.
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Spain were dominating the game but in a lapse in the 42 minute from the Spanish Sandra Paños in the Spanish goal, saw the former Bayern Munich midfielder Sara Daebritz slot the ball into the bottom corner. Germany 1-0 Spain
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg would be pleased as her team has the lead as they lead in for the half time.
Second half of Germany vs Spain
The Germans were not in their elements against China in their opener but still emerged victorious. It is said that ‘Winning is a habit’ and the Germans have been on the winning side.
In the 62 minute Buhl made an excellent run on the right wing to her shot went across the face of the German goal. Schultz could have found the finish but the final finish was always.
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The Spanish created chances to net the equalizer but Buhl in the 82 minute headed straight at the the feet of Carol’s Peel her header hot the ground as shuttle
Six points from 2 group matches means that Germany are assured of their place in the last 16 if South Africa fail to beat China on Thursday, while realistically they look set to top the group.
Player of the Match: Goalscorer Sara Daebritz was adjudged
player of the Match. The former Bayern Munich player moved to Paris Saint Germain and plays in the French league