Final tournament - Group stage (Group A) - 30/06/2011 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Commerzbank Arena - Frankfurt am Main
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Laudehr leads Germany through to last eight

Published: Thursday 30 June 2011, 23.08CET
Simone Laudehr's second-half strike was enough to earn Germany a hard-fought victory against Nigeria and a place in the quarter-finals alongside Group A rivals France.
Laudehr leads Germany through to  last eight
Simone Laudehr is surrounded by team-mates after scoring the winning goal for Germany against Nigeria in the FIFA Women's World Cup ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyNigeria

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners3
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group A

PPts
1France France26
2Germany Germany26
3Nigeria Nigeria20
4Canada Canada20
Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:52 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

Published: Thursday 30 June 2011, 23.08CET

Laudehr leads Germany through to last eight

Simone Laudehr's second-half strike was enough to earn Germany a hard-fought victory against Nigeria and a place in the quarter-finals alongside Group A rivals France.

Germany are through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup after securing a narrow victory against Nigeria in Frankfurt.

Simone Laudehr's strike nine minutes into the second half proved the difference between the two sides even if the hosts, cheered on by a full house, dominated possession throughout this hard-fought Group A encounter.

Nigeria defended in numbers and Silvia Neid's side struggled to unlock a resilient, sometimes overly physical rearguard. Indeed it was not until the introduction of Inka Grings, for Birgit Prinz, that the hosts broke the deadlock, after the substitute, a minute after coming on, flicked on Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi's free-kick at the near post. In the melee that ensued, Alexandra Popp's shot was blocked, but Laudehr was on hand to lash home her tenth international goal.

Grings might have scored herself after turning well on the edge of the area on 64 minutes before shooting narrowly over, while Precious Dede did well to hold the No8's shot at the second attempt on 75 minutes. Dede played well throughout but it was at the other end where Nigeria disappointed and they will consequently leave the tournament alongside their next opponents Canada, while Germany join France – who beat Canada 4-0 – in the last eight.

 

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Lineup

Germany

Germany

Nigeria

Nigeria

1Nadine Angerer (GK)1Precious Dede (GK) (C)
3Saskia Bartusiak3Osinachi Ohale
Yellow Card51
4Babett Peter4Perpetua Nkwocha
5Annike Krahn5Onome Ebi
6Simone Laudehr
Goal54
6Helen Ukaonu
7Melanie Behringer
Substitution31
7Stella Mbachu
Substitution85
9Birgit Prinz (C)
Substitution52
8Ebere Orji
Substitution63
10Linda Bresonik9Desire Oparanozie
13Célia Okoyino da Mbabi
Substitution87
10Rita Chikwelu
14Kim Kulig
Yellow Card74
12Sarah Michael
Substitution70
18Kerstin Garefrekes14Faith Ikidi

Substitutes

21Almuth Schult (GK)16Tochukwu Oluehi (GK)
12Ursula Holl (GK)21Alaba Jonathan (GK)
2Bianca Schmidt2Rebecca Kalu
8Inka Grings
Substitution52
11Glory Iroka
11Alexandra Popp
Substitution31
13Ogonna Chukwudi
15Verena Faisst15Josephine Chukwunonye
16Martina Müller17Francisca Ordega
Substitution85
17Ariane Hingst18Ulunma Jerome
19Fatmire Bajramaj
Substitution87
19Uchechi Sunday
Substitution70
20Lena Goessling20Amenze Aighewi
Substitution63

Coach

Silvia Neid (GER) Ngozi Uche (NGA)

Referee

Sung Mi Cha (KOR)

Assistant referees

Widiya Shamsuri (MAS), Kyoung Min Kim (KOR)

Fourth official

Silvia Elisabeth Reyes Juarez (PER)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Germany

    Next match played Women's World Cup: v France, 05 July 2011, 2-4
  • Nigeria

    Next match played Women's World Cup: v Canada, 05 July 2011, 0-1
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