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Daebritz all but fires Germans through


Cool finish: Sara Daebritz
Cool finish: Sara Daebritz

By Simon Peach

Germany's dominance over Spain in women's football continued yesterday and now they can clinch a last 16 berth before playing their final Group B match of the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Sara Daebritz scored the lone goal in Germany's 1-0 victory against Spain in Valenciennes.

Daebritz's goal came towards the closing minutes of the first half after a header was parried away and Spain couldn't clear the ball before she knocked it in.

Meanwhile, a brilliant goal by former Liverpool and Arsenal forward Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win - and all but end South Korea's hopes of progressing to the last 16.

Nigeria went ahead when Kim Do-yeon volleyed into her own net. Oshoala then rounded the goalkeeper to score their second.

And France all but secured a place in the last 16 after striker Valerie Gauvin marked her return with a goal against Norway.

Gauvin did not start the win over South Korea after showing up late for training but scored from a cross. Wendie Renard then found her own net while trying to put the ball behind.

France sealed victory through Eugenie Le Sommer's penalty after Marion Torrent was fouled by Ingrid Engen.

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