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Germany beat Spain to close in on next round

Sara Daebritz scored the only goal of the game as Germany beat Spain 1-0 in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Wednesday to all but secure a spot in the next round.

The two-time champions, who beat China in their group opener, are on six points, with Spain in second on three. China and South Africa, who play each other on Thursday, have no points.Spain had more possession, but Germany looked more dangerous despite missing the injured Dzsenifer Marozsan.

Daebritz grabbed the winner on the rebound in the 42nd minute, sliding in to push the ball over the line after Spain keeper Sandra Panos had blocked an Alexandra Popp header.

Spain made the better start and went close to scoring early on but Nahikari Garcia failed to beat Almuth Schult when one-on-one with the Germany keeper.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

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