Group D leaders Germany ease through the quarter finals with a comfortable 2-0 win over Korea Republic at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.
Germany needed just one point to secure the top spot, and they got ahead, before the interval with goals from Dina Orschmann and Stefanie Sanders.
The first goal from one of Germany’s star player, Dina Orschmann, in the 13th minute, was viewed as one of the top goals of the tournament when she raced past a couple of defenders before curling the ball into the far corner.
Not long Player of the Match, Stefanie Sanders, got in the action, converting from close-range effort. The Taeguk Ladies determined to keep their tournament hopes alive, at times made the three time U-20 Women’s World Cup champions work hard in defence. Several attempts on goal from Korean forwards outside the 18 yards were either wide or hit the crossbar.
Germany were physical and aggressive in seeking further goals with quick counter attacks while maintaining their line of defence.
A satisfied coach, Maren Meinert, says she’s pleased with the outcome and looking forward for the quarter final match against France.
Meanwhile, Korean Coach, Gilles Eyquem, was dishearten by the loss, but says he is proud of his team’s effort regardless and is grateful of the experience gained from this tournament.
Germany plays France next in the second stage of the quarter final play-offs at the Sir John Guess Stadium on Friday, 25 November.