Kyra Malinowski's five goals in Germany's final win ensured she topped the scorer's table in Nyon and shared a season-leading tally of 12 with a thrilled Anaïs Ribeyra of France.
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Kyra Malinowski's five goals in Germany's 7-0 defeat of Spain ensured she topped the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship finals scorer's table in Nyon and shared the title for the entire season with France's Anaïs Ribeyra.
Malinowski's hat-trick in Germany's 4-1 semi-final defeat of France put her in pole position before Thursday's deciders. Ribeyra then struck twice in France's 3-1 third-place play-off win against Norway to add to her goal versus Germany and share the finals lead. It did not last long, though, as Malinowski scored from close range 17 minutes in against Spain and added another four goals after the break to finish outright top on seven, as well as matching Ribeyra's seasonal tally of 12, including qualifying.
The pair both finished two goals in front of the leader prior to the finals, Oksana Yakovyshyn of Ukraine, who did not make it to Nyon. "I am delighted, happy for the team," Ribeyra told uefa.com. "We fought hard all game long, like in the semi-finals. We deserve our third place. I think I could have done better, but the goal against Germany was one of my nicest ever because I started from my own half and dribbled past three defenders. Today the Norway defenders were pretty good but we managed to get the edge in the end. We did not plan anything for the celebration but we should be able to improvise something."