Korea trails behind Germany

​Reigning champions Germany showed class, outsmarting the Korean Republic with a 2-0 lead at the half-time break.

A defeat will affect the Asian team’s chances of making it to the next stage of the U20 Women’s World Cup.   

Playing under the flood lights at the Sir John Guise Stadium tonight, the Koreans felt the might of the Germans as they were put under extreme pressure from the start.

Germany turned pressure into points in the 12th minute.

Dina Orschmann put a well-timed kick into the back of the net. 

The lead was extended again in the 25th minute when Korea defenders failed to clear a cross from Anna Gerhardt into the centre of the goalmouth, which was tapped into the net by Stefanie Sanders.

In the 29th minute, Sanders failed to complete her individual brilliance after dribbling past two Korean defenders, her kick hitting the cross bar.

Korea will have to build pressure in the Germans' half and score early in the second half to give them a chance of a comeback.


Picture by Troy Taule

Charles Yapumi