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Germany women’s team beats Chile in friendly

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The Women’s World Cup is around the corner, and Germany is ready.

30 May 2019, Bavaria, Regensburg: Football, women: International matches, Germany - Chile in the Continental Arena. Linda Dallmann from Germany (l) and Su Helen Galaz from Chile fight for the ball.
Linda Dallmann (SGS Essen) fights for the ball in Germany’s international friendly against Chile, May 30, 2019.
Photo by Armin Weigel/picture alliance via Getty Images

German won its last tune-up match ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next week, beating Chile 2:0. The Frauen dominated the Chilean national team in the first half of the match. Chile were lucky to avoid conceding already in the 12th minute when Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), sent header wide off a cross by Svenja Huth (Turbine Pottsdam). They escaped yet again a minute later, when the ball hit the crossbar.

The Frauen at last took the lead on a corner kick in the 29th minute, when Popp exploited the chaos inside Chile’s penalty area to fire the ball into the net with her left foot. Germany doubled its lead just before halftime in an amusing way. Carolin Simon (Olympique Lyonnais) lobbed a forward cross into the penalty area that went all the way to the far post — over the goalkeeper’s head and into the net!

You might recall when Bayern’s departing veteran Rafinha recently pulled the same stunt in a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt:

From there on out the Frauen cruised through the second half to the end, each side making numerous substitutions. Germany’s first match in the Women’s World Cup is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, against China.