In the final minute, Germany beat defending women’s soccer world champions, the United States, 2–1 in a luxury match played at Fort Lauderdale’s Inter Miami Stadium on Thursday night, breaking a streak of 71 games. last five years.
Paulina Krumbiegel, who entered the second half, scored the winning goal. The scoring was opened by Clara Buhl, who dropped her shot into a post and hit goalkeeper Casey Murphy to score on 52 minutes while returning the ball.
Victory was a counterattack soon after Lindsay Horan broke her second shot of the night into a post.
In the 84th minute, Megan Rapinoe, who had just entered, secured the long-awaited tie with the German goal without safety after a local attack.
It was the final game of the year for the two teams, who will meet again on Sunday in Harrison, New Jersey at the end of their preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand in July.
Of the nine Women’s World Cups played, the United States has won four, nearly half, and is currently the number one team in the FIFA rankings and Germany is in third place.
Alex Morgan played his 199th game with the Stars and Stripes team, contributing 119 goals and 46 assists.
The blow was of high intensity. Both teams insisted on controlling the ball. The Germans tried to capture the entire court and thus tried to open the gap.
United States players were very focused and did not allow themselves to be surprised by their rivals. On the contrary, he exploded to respond with a quick counterattack and created a dangerous situation on the European fence.
Even in the first 15 minutes of play, the hosts created two clear scoring chances.
Germany was also not far behind and in the next five minutes they provided two clear scoring opportunities, one called for offside and the other was avoided by a great save by American goalkeeper Murphy.
German goalkeeper Merle Froomes became his team’s great and saved clear scoring opportunities, including a shot from Horan, whose header hit a post, and then intercepted a shot by Mallory Pugh.
At the next Women’s World Cup, the United States is in Group E with Vietnam, the Netherlands and an opponent to qualify.
Meanwhile, Germany is in Group H with Morocco, Colombia and South Korea.
America: 18—KC Murphy; 3-Alana Cook, 8-Sophia Huerta, 9-Mallory Pugh, 10-Lindsey Horan (c), 11-Sophia Smith, 12- Naomi Girma, 13-Alex Morgan, 16-Rose LaValle, 17-Andy Sullivan, 23- Emily Fox.
DT: Vlatko Andonovsky.
Germany: 1-Merle Fromes; 4-Sophia Kleinharne, 8-Maximilian Rall, 10-Laura Fregang, 11-Alexandra Pope, 14-Lena Latvin, 17-Felicitas Rauch, 19-Clara Buhl, 20-Lena Magul, 23-Sarah Dorsaun, 24-Soake Nusken.
DT: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.