UNFORTUNATE: Germany Outlasts Nigeria To Win U-20 Women's World Cup 1- 0

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Lena Petermann scored in the eighth minute of extra time to lead Germany to a 1-0 victory over Nigeria to claim the under-20 Women's World Cup at Montreal's Olympic Stadium on Sunday. The game finished tied 0-0 after 90 minutes.



The victory is Germany's third at this competition, after winning the event in 2004 and 2010.

The Nigerians looked to have won the match in the 85th minute of regular time when midfielder Asisat Oshoala headed the ball across the line, but the play was called dead for offside.

Nigeria was the better team for much of the game, as the Falconets pinned the Germans in their own half for lengthy periods of time. Nigeria's shots were dangerous, and its crosses constantly threatened the German defence.

But it was Petermann who broke the deadlock in extra time, firing home from close range past goalkeeper Sandra Chiichii for her third goal of the competition.



Forward Pauline Bremer of Germany got the play going, stripping Nigeria's Gladys Abasi of the ball on the edge of the 18-yard-box. Bremer walked in to the penalty area and squared the ball to Petermann, who scored Germany's 17th goal of the tournament.

The loss was Nigeria's second in the final of the U-20 tournament, after losing 2-0 to Germany in 2010.

Nigeria came closest to opening the score in the first half. Oshoala had a glorious chance in the 22nd minute when she stole the ball from German defender Margarita Gidion, walked in on a breakaway, and sidestepped goalie Meike Kaemper before finding the side netting.

The tournament's leading scorer Oshoala, by far the game's best player, was denied another promising opportunity in the 38th when her teammate Loveth Ayila walked into her shot, deflecting it wide.

The game was 0-0 at halftime, with Nigeria directing nine shots towards target to Germany's four.

But Germany began pulling away as the game wore on. Its best chance in regular time came late when Petermann walked in on the Nigerian net on a partial break in the 78th, but her shot was scooped up by Chiichii.

The Germans finished with 13 shots on target. Nigeria had six.

Germany and Nigeria are familiar foes at the U-20 event.

In 2004, when the tournament was an U-19 format, Germany defeated Nigeria on penalties in the quarter-finals en route to its first championship.

In 2010, Germany's Alexandra Popp scored early in the final to defeat Nigeria's Falconets 2-0 in front of 24,633 in Bielefeld, Germany. Current Germany coach Karen Meinart was in charge of that team, as well.

At a press conference in Montreal on Saturday, Peter Montopoli of the Canadian Soccer Association said he was disappointed by the turnout in Montreal during the U-20 tournament, where an average of 9,000 soccer fans attended games at the Olympic Stadium.

On Sunday, there were 15,822 in attendance at the Big O.

Earlier in the day, France beat North Korea 3-2 in the third-place match. France's centre half Aissatou Tounkara scored the winner in the 79th minute to lead the Bleuettes to their first podium finish at the U-20 Women's World Cup.


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EmekaBlue at 05:38 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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Awwh...Same germany won as in d finals 2010....E b lyk say all d FIFA worldcups dey germany nw o..Senior men,u20men and nw u20 women......CONGRATS Our Girls una try no b small
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EmekaBlue at 05:54 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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All the FIFA worldcups officially in Germany starting frm senior cup to u20 men now u20 women..Congrats my sis..una try SILVER
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daveobahon at 05:55 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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morgrawl231 at 06:30 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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awwwww! awwwh!!!
the trophy is gone again,,,,,,,
 Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
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beneno at 06:52 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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paulohking at 07:10 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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darn!!!
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osayimwen at 07:29 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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Nigeria won the game, but the canadian last woman  killed nigeria, that Nigeria goal was not offside  bcos the ball has allready cross the line b4 the second Nig player hit the ball in to the net again, My people  take look at the game again
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daveobahon at 07:48 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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It was no offside
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akinmanchy at 10:33 AM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad

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schmit at 01:16 PM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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Germany own don dey too much ooo, what nonsense LOL
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osarobo62 at 02:22 PM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: osayimwen on 07:29 AM, 25/08/2014
Nigeria won the game, but the canadian last woman  killed nigeria, that Nigeria goal was not offside  bcos the ball has allready cross the line b4 the second Nig player hit the ball in to the net again, My people  take look at the game again
that was a careless risk she took, knowing that there was no goal-line review technology.
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dickman2 at 10:11 PM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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MY OWN NA TO phyuk THAT NUMBER 8..
THAT GIRL GO SWEET TO phyuk..
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deboalabi262 at 11:49 PM, 25/08/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?

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PoliticxGuru at 05:58 PM, 18/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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that's correct
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