Ghana’s senior female football team, the Black Queens suffered their heaviest defeat on Friday evening when they succumbed to an 11-0 thrashing at the hands of their German counterparts in Paderborn, Germany.
That opened the floodgates once more, as Germany scored another three goals to cap off a fine five-minute spell.
The first came for Batusiak, who had the simplest of tasks to tuck home a header from Laudehr. Däbritz popped up with the second of the trio, stroking home a fine left-footed shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Mittag rounded off the scoring burst with her second of the game, finishing well past Mantey from close range once more. Her hat-trick followed eight minutes later, when she rounded off Laudehr’s good build-up.
The forward wasn’t finished there and made the most of Popp’s header to make it nine and score her fourth before the break.
Second half stroll
The second half started in the same vein the first ended, although there was no goal for Germany in the first 15 minutes.
Däbritz, who was in a creative mood, brought a fine save from Mantey before Popp headed the corner wide at the back post. Mantey was proving a source of frustration for the hosts, as she denied Maroszan on the hour.
Perhaps the quartet of changes had effected the rhythm, although none of the four players to come on took any quality from the side. One of the replacements, Melanie Leupolz, came close to another goal but her half-volley slid just past the top corner. Another let off for Ghana.
The game ended 11-0 and was a good chance for Germany to build confidence ahead of the tougher tests to come, as Islacker and Maroszan brought the game into double figures.
They will be confident of keeping that going up until the crucial clash with Canada.
Neid, of course, will be happy with the first-half ruthlessness that her side showed.
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