DFB team beats Canada 2:1 to open World Cup play
In front of the European record crowd of 73.680 spectators, the German Women’s national team successfully started in World Cup play. Thanks to great one-on-one play and exact passing game, the German team was able to secure a 2:1 victory over Team Canada. Team Germany pressed for the first goal of the match, and after just 10 minutes, the goal would come. Babett Peter crossed the ball from the left flank perfectly and Kerstin Garefrekes had no trouble converting on a header to beat Canadian goalkeeper Erin Mcleod for the 1:0 lead for Team Germany!
In spite of the advantage in play for the DFB team, the ambitious Canadians had several chances to score. Kaylyn Kyle barely missed on a shot in the 20th minute and minutes later, a shot from distance by Diana Matheson also just barely missed Nadine Angerer’s goal.
Just before halftime Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi was able to score the 2:0 goal after an impressive sprint to beat out the Canadian defense and push the ball past the goalkeeper!
The game was even more exciting in the second half, with chances for both teams to score. Simone Laudehr fired a shot from 20 meters out that hit the crossbar and bounced out. On the other side, Team Canada was able to score on a free-kick, scoring the first goal on Team Germany in World Cup play in 679 minutes. Sinclair scored the free kick goal that sailed past keeper Nadine Angerer into the top right corner.
The game would end with the 2:1 victory for Germany.