Germany is tied despite its 27-4 shot advantage
OTTAWA — Maren Mjelde scored on a free kick in the second half, giving 1995 champion Norway a 1-1 tie against top-ranked Germany on Thursday in the Women’s World Cup.
Anja Mittag put two-time champion Germany ahead in the sixth minute with her 37th international goal, chipping past Ingrid Hjelmseth after the goalkeeper failed to control Dzsenifer Marozsan’s shot.
Mjelde curled in a free kick from just outside the penalty area in the 61st min- ute for her 11th international goal.
Germany outshot Norway, 27-4.
Both teams are 1-0-1 with four points, and Germany leads Group B on goal difference.
Germany closes group play against Thailand on Monday, when Norway faces Ivory Coast.
GERMANY’S Anja Mittag, right, kicks the ball past Maria Skammelsrud Lund of Norway during their Group B match.