FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2016
Germany, Canada settle for hard-earned point
03 Oct 2016
Goals from Deanne Rose and Giulia Gwinn saw Canada and Germany share the points at the Amman International Stadium in Group B at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016.
Rose, already an Olympic bronze medallist, latched onto a through ball from Vidal Kats and Germany's defense made two errors in clearing the danger. Rose made no mistake after she narrowly beat Germany goalkeeper Leonie Doege, turning and guiding her shot into the far corner with her left foot for the opening goal.
Germany found an equaliser on the very last kick of the half. Just after Canada keeper Lysianne Proulx had made a point-blank save, Germany won a free-kick right on the edge of the Canadian penalty area. From 18 yards out, Gwinn fired in the free-kick with great pace and precision past the reach of Proulx.
The second half was far different than the first with the Germans very much in the ascendency. On several occasions Germany were able to get a clear sight of Proulx's goal, but the Canadian keeper had an excellent evening. Proulx then made a magnificent save on a diving header from Sydney Lohmann in stoppage time to help her side come away with a hard-earned point.
Germany now turn their attention to Cameroon who they play on Friday in Zarqa, while Canada meet Venezuela in Amman at the same time.
Live Your Goals Player of the Match: Lysianne Proulx (CAN)