GERMANY 1-2 SPAIN
Spain's U17s get even with Germany to make the semi-final
Toña Is' side finally got their revenge on giants Germany. Natalia Ramos and Eva Navarro gave La Rojita a 0-2 lead; Oberdorf pulled one back for Germany in stoppage time.
Score to settle
Revenge never tasted sweeter for Spain's Under-17s who stamped another registry in the history books on Wednesday by knocking giants Germany out of the U17 Women's World Cup with a comprehensive 1-2 win in Amman.
Toña Is' side went into this evening's game with a score to settle. Still smarting from having lost the European U17 final to the same German side on penalties five months ago, there was no way that La Rojita were going to let this chance escape them. Spain showed right from kick-off that they fear no one, and aspire to winning everything.
On nine minutes Natalia Ramos rose above the Germany defence to send a header looping over keeper Leone Doege from a corner. Once Spain's euphoria had died down, Ramos' twin sister Noelia in the Spain goal was forced to scamper across her line to cover a Chmielinski shot which crashed against the post.
Spain dominated play, controlled the ball and kept concentration razor sharp in defence - three key ingredients needed to keep Germany, five-time European champions, at bay. And La Rojita showed that they have more strings to their bow than just a possession-passing game. On 36 minutes, Germany were caught on the break: Sylvia Rubio split the German defence with a perfectly-weighted, threaded ball for Eva Navarro, who dodged past Doege before rolling the ball into an empty net to double the lead.
Oberdorf pulls one back
Germany upped the pressure and tried to stage a fightback in the second and there were some frayed nerves in the Spain dugout. On 53 minutes the woodwork came to Spain's rescue and in stoppage time, Lena Sophie Oberdorf, who is still only 14, poked the ball past Ramos to set up a nervous final couple of minutes. But Spain had already done enough, crucially, setting themselves on their way with two goals in the first half. Spain will meet either England or the defending world champions Japan in the semi-final on Monday 17th with their dreams intact.
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