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Norway dominates Super Falcons in 3-0 win, Onome Ebi marks Milestone

12 June 2019

The Super Falcons got off to a poor start in this year's Women's World Cup after they went down 3-0 to Norway no thanks to defensive mistakes at the back.

Guro Reiten's deflected shot gave the 1995 winners the lead on 17 minutes in Reims before a powerful strike from Lisa-Marie Utland doubled their advantage. Two became three minutes later when the ball was whipped in for Utland, the striker leaning to reach it with her head, Osinachi Ohale's intervention only enough to take it past her own goalkeeper. For Norway, it was all about Graham Hansen's elegant dribbling and Reiten's work, the new Chelsea signing stretching her heatmap across the width and length of the pitch. The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup kicked off in France on June 7 and hosts France took on South Korea in the inaugural match of the tournament.

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On Saturday, Germany, coached by Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, registered a narrow 1-0 win over China in Group B at the Roazhon Park. Thembi Kgatiana's goal in the 25th minute had given the South Africans the lead until the 70th minute when Jennifer Hermoso made it 1-1 from the spot.

Garcia's goal came from a ball straight down the middle of the pitch as she outsprinted the defence.

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In the second half, the Falcons tightened up at the back, but it was too little, too late for the African champions.

Carolin Simon hit the woodwork with a cross minutes later but Germany's early dominance faded as the Chinese gained in confidence.

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The last Norway's football play was against China.

Norway dominates Super Falcons in 3-0 win, Onome Ebi marks Milestone