Top-ranked Ger­many routs Thai­land, 4-0

Los Angeles Times - - WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - as­so­ci­ated press

Lena Peter­mann scored twice in three min­utes, and top-ranked Ger­many beat Thai­land, 4-0, on Mon­day in Win­nipeg, Canada, to ad­vance to the round of 16 in the Women’s World Cup.

Me­lanie Le­upolz put Ger­many ahead 1-0 in the 24th minute by head­ing in a cor­ner kick.

Thai­land, ranked 29th, hung within a goal be­hind a bril­liant per­for­mance from keeper Wara­porn Boon­s­ing. But the Ger­mans fi­nally made it 2-0 on Peter­mann’s header in the 56th minute — a feat she re­peated two min­utes later.

Sara Daebritz later closed the scor­ing by tap­ping the ball into an open net.

Ger­many fin­ished atop its group with a goal dif­fer­en­tial of plus-14.

Nor­way 3, Ivory Coast 1: Ada Hegerberg scored twice to se­cure Nor­way’s berth in the knock­out stage with a win over Ivory Coast in Monc­ton, Canada.

Nor­way (2-0-1) moves on as the sec­ond team from Group B be­hind Ger­many, and it will play the sec­ond team from Group F.

Hegerberg scored the open­ing goal for Nor­way in the sixth minute, beat­ing Ivory Coast goal­keeper Cyn­thia Djo­hore at the near post.

Hegerberg added her sec­ond with a left-footed kick in the 62nd minute, and Solveig Gulbrandsen put Nor­way up 3-0 in the 67th minute.

Ange Ngues­san scored the only goal for Ivory Coast (0-3), a boom­ing right­footed blast from well out­side the penalty box in the 71st minute.

John Woods As­so­ci­ated Press

THAI­LAND’S WARA­PORN BOON­S­ING knocks down the ball as Ger­many’s Lena Lotzen goes up for a header. Ger­many ad­vanced to the round of 16.

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