Sara Dabritz and Babett Peter netted twice in a span of four minutes to turn around a 0-1 deficit and give Germany their second consecutive win in the first edition of the SheBelieves Cup. In their last match, Silvia Neid's team will be facing the hosts, USA, in a match from which the tournament winner will emerge.
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It was England however who had a bright start in this match and after four minutes of playing time, they almost forged ahead through Alex Greenwood, but her effort went inches wide. Nonetheless, a couple of minutes later, England broke the deadlock with a spectacular header from Manchester City's Toni Duggan. Germany's first dangerous chance arrived on the 15th minute from Tabea Kemme but Karen Bardsley was well positioned and parried comfortably. Germany continued to pile up pressure and after Maroszan had an effort on goal, Behringer and Popp missed a couple of chances in few minutes, to end the half trailing 0-1.
Germany started the second half strongly and with the inclusion of Sara Dabritz, they were even dangerous on the front line. The latter had a delightful freekick just wide while few minutes later Popp had a goal disallowed for offside. However, a minute later, Germany equalized. Sara Dabritz's low cross was deflected by Gilly Flaherty into her own net to restore a balance score in the match. With both teams pushing for a second goal, it was the Germans again who scored and this time from a penalty. Cool as you like, and Babett Peter converted from the penalty spot to put the Germans ahead. As expected, England put everything on the frontline, but Germany's defensive line coped well to preserve their lead until the final whistle.