Germany vs Spain Live : Germany and Spain, the top two teams in Group B, face off in their second 2019 Women’s World Cup group stage match on Wednesday. Germany’s Women’s World Cup campaign got off to a stuttering start. Despite being one of the fancied teams in France this summer. Get statistics for the Germany vs. Spain 2019, International Friendly football match. Germany prepare to face Spain in the second game of Group B at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Germany and Spain, the top two teams in Group B, face off in their second 2019 Women’s World Cup group stage match on Wednesday. Both teams enter the game with three points after having won their opener, as Germany beat China 1-0, while Spain came from behind to beat South Africa 3-1 with two goals from the penalty spot.
Just a point more for either of these teams will probably be enough to make it through to the next round, but if there is a winner here, they’ll have their ticket pretty much punched for the round of 16. The Germans score multiple goals in nearly every game. In fact, they have averaged 3.2 goals in their last 13 games. So getting just one against China was surprising, but it boils down to just not being efficient because the chances were there. Call it rust, if you wan’t, but their movement in the final third and ability to find players in space is as good as it gets. They’ll be more confident in scoring multiple goals in this one.
Spain: It took them a while to get going and did benefit from Jennifer Hermoso’s two penalty-kick goals, but Spain still looked pretty sharp in the opener. They had trouble putting the ball away for the first hour or so, but 27 shots and 12 on goal indicate a quality of creating opportunities. Germany’s defense isn’t South Africa’s through, so efficiency is a must.
Germany will take on Spain in Group B play at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Wednesday, June 12 at 9 a.m. PT at the Stade de Hainaut in Valenciennes, France.The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup runs until July 7. Germany and Spain are in Group B alongside South Africa and China. The No. 1-ranked United States is the defending Women’s World Cup champion.
Spain defeated South Africa 3-1, though South Africa struck first in the 25th minute thanks to a curler from hembi Kgatlana. Spain responded in the 69th minute with a penalty kick from forward Jennifer Hermoso. A second penalty kick from Hermoso in the 82nd minute put Spain up 2-1. Seven minutes later, Lucia Garcia scored her first international goal.
The game marked South Africa’s first Women’s World Cup appearance. The team came in as an underdog and hadn’t won a match this year.
Led by Hermoso, 2019 marks Spain’s second appearance in the Women’s World Cup. They were knocked out of the group stage in 2015, only scoring two goals in their one draw and two losses. Saturday’s game was the team’s first Women’s World Cup win.
Germany midfielder Giulia Gwinn scored the game’s only goal of the day, putting her club up 1-0 to defeat China on Saturday.
China midfielder Lou Jiahui left early with an injury and was replaced by Tan Ruyin. Germany had several chances to score but couldn’t secure a goal. Both teams seem to be increasingly frustrated as the match continues.
Germany is facing China for the first match in Group B. Ranked second in the FIFA world rankings, the Germans have participated in every single Women’s World cup, winning it in both 2003 and 2007. Germany fell to the U.S. Women in the semi-final match in the 2015 World Cup.