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Germany’s kids lead to victory over Ukraine in Euro 2021 Qualifying

Your team is going to have great success when two different players bag hat tricks.

Germany v Ukraine - UEFA Women’s European Championship 2021 Qualifier Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Bongarts/Getty Images

Germany ran all over Ukraine on Saturday, winning their second Euro 2021 Qualifying match against them with the same score, 8-0. Freiburg’s Klara Bühl and Bayern Munich’s Lina Magull nabbed hat tricks for Germany, to see them start qualifying perfect after three matches.

Germany - Ukraine Photo by Bernd Thissen/picture alliance via Getty Images

Prior to kickoff, the DFB honored Bayern’s Simone Laudehr for her outstanding career with the national team. The 33 year old officially retired from international soccer this summer after she did not make Germany’s squad for the World Cup in France. The midfielder ended her international career with 103 caps and having won the World Cup, European Championship, and Olympics.

The Germans wasted no time kicking things into gear in this one. The 19 year old Bühl opened her account in the 7th minute after streaking down the left flank and cutting inside on her right foot. She managed to sneak her shot inside the near post to put Germany up 1-0.

At the half hour mark, 20 year old Guilia Gwinn finished a cross to make it 2-0. In the 37th minute, Magull smashed home a cross form Alexandra Popp on the volley to make it 3-0. Magull made it 4-0 just before halftime, chesting a cross into the back of the net after the Ukrainian goalkeeper came for the ball and missed.

After a slow start to the second half, Bühl pounced on another mistake from Ukraine’s goalkeeper and knocked the ball into the back of the net to put Germany up 5-0. Bühl got her hat trick just a couple of minutes later, finishing another chance inside the penalty area.

Germany would go on to add two more in the final minutes of the match. Bayern’s Melanie Leupolz headed home a free kick from Magull in the 86th minute. Then, in stoppage time, the 25 year old Magull got her hat trick as well, heading in a cross from Dzenifer Marozsan.

The win puts Germany on nine points after three games and top of the group. They’ll return to the field on Tuesday against Greece in another qualifier. Sure, Germany is going to cruise to qualification, but they have now scored 26 goals and conceded zero in three games.


Germany XI: Frohms — Rauch, Elsig, Oberdorf, Gwinn (Hendrich 56) — Dallmann, Marozsan, Dabritz (Leupolz 68), Bühl — Popp (Schüller 57), Magull

Germany v Ukraine - UEFA Women’s European Championship 2021 Qualifier Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Bongarts/Getty Images

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