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Holders Germany cruise in Spain final rematch

Spain 1-4 Germany
Holders Germany comfortably won a rematch of the 2016 final to join Friday opponents France on three Group A points.

Melissa Kössler celebrates scoring with her Germany team-mates
Melissa Kössler celebrates scoring with her Germany team-mates ©Sportsfile
  • Holders Germany win 2016 final rematch to join France on three Group A points
  • Germany takes game to Spain and are rewarded when Lena Oberdorf tucked the ball in following an uncleared corner
  • Lena Uebach and Oberdorf direct matters in the Germany midfield as Spain spend much of the first half penned in their own half
  • Spain had an early opportunity in the second half, but they commit to attacl, Melissa Kössler completes swift counterattack
  • Eva Maria Navarro cuts deficit after just over an hour, latching on to Claudia Pina's well timed pass before sliding her shot past Stina Johannes
  • Gianna Rackow seals Germany's win just a few minutes from time with a pinpoint 25-metre strike into  top left-hand corner
  • Fourth stroked in low by Sjoeke Nüsken as the Spain defence again overwhelmed
  • Next games (Friday): Czech Republic v Spain, Germany v France