In a game that was shortened to 90 minutes long due to German obstructions, and weather-caused breakdowns in Alejandro Moreira Soto, Colombia made history by defeating Germany by a narrow margin with a goal from Mariana Muoz. late. It commemorates the victory against Sweden in the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup 12 years ago.
As the commitment began, Germany was the first country to take the initiative in the sport. He applied his strategy and his way of playing with Lisanne Grey’s mid-range, but the impact was lost on a goal defended by Natalia Giraldo. As the minutes passed, the Europeans began to play more physically against the Colombians and violations took over the match.
After three minutes, Germany believed on the left wing with Beke Sterner, who sent a cross looking for Tuana Keles, and Natalia Giraldo arrived first to keep the ball. Colombia defended as much as they could and in the balls they wanted to play with Linda Cassado who tried to define after seven minutes and Miriam Hills intervened to send the corner.
The Teutonics strikes again with Lisanne Gray and hits a shot to the post by Natalia Giraldo. Germany warned from a distance, but could not break Colombia’s defense. At 22 minutes, Selina Wobian took another shot and went too close without looking at the door. Colombia was most clear with Linda Cassado, lined up on the right, eliminated and saved by Julia Kassen. Immediately the Europeans responded with a Cora Zikai that Giraldo saved in the corner.
At the end of the first half, Kelly Cassado executed a free kick that called for a cross instead of a shot on goal and went over the top. Already in complement, the revolutions subsided, at least in Germany it continued in the same scheme of recurrent disruptions. Beyond a rejection by Angela Barron at the start of the second half, and a closed corner by Miriam Hills shortly afterwards, the Teutonics didn’t weigh as much as they did in the first half.
Colombia created a brilliant play between Linda Cassado, Ilana Izquierdo and Gabriela Rodriguez that ended with a shot from above. Then it was Gisela Robaldo who tried with a missed shot on the crossbar. Maria Camilla Reyes was the clearest in a suspicious position in 70 minutes with a header saved by Julia Kassen.
As the minutes passed, the Germans felt broken and it was too hard to attack them. Colombia tried to counterattack, but the Teutonics always made the cut with tough offenses. Finally, glory came to the Colombians. Mariana Munoz, brought in complemented by Maria Camilla Reyes, hits an impossibly low volley to Julia Kassen. Natalia Giraldo kept the win.
Thus the match ended with a South American victory. Colombia will play against Mexico, while Germany will play against New Zealand on Saturday 13 August.