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France Kick – MISSED (5-4)
Lavogez’s shot is saved low down the bottom left corner by Angerer’s knee
Germany Kick – SCORED (5-4)
Sasic places the ball in the same place in the second half.
France Kick – SCORED (4-4)
Renard sends the keeper the wrong way
Germany Kick – SCORED (4-3)
Marozsan places the ball bottom corner. Bouhaddi should have saved
France Kick – SCORED (3-3)
Necib blasts the ball past Angerer’s dive
Germany Kick – SCORED (3-2)
Peter blasts the ball past Bouhaddi who gets a touch
France Kick – SCORED (2-2)
Abily sends the keeper the wrong way
Germany Kick – SCORED (2-1)
France Kick – SCORED (1-1)
Thiney places it bottom left. Good kick
Germany Kick – SCORED (1-0)
Behringer to take the first. Down the right. Great kick
FULL TIME Germany 1-1 France
Marazsan shoots from just inside the box, and Bouhaddi saves. The German is in pain
France now have a corner. Necib puts the ball in, but Angerer punches clear. Hamrouri’s 25 yard dipping effort just goes over. A couple of yards further out, that’s going in.
Germany have a corner. Can they get the winner? Played short, but Renard clears Behringer’s cross.
116 mins – WHAT A MISS
Houara plays a delightful whipped ball behind the Germans to Thiney at the far post. Everyone expects the goal, but somehow Thiney misses the target.
This feels like a game petering out to penalties.
France have a corner, Necib’s ball is just about cleared. Behringer is down injured after twisting her ankle. Hamrouri is back on the pitch after having to change her shirt
Hamrouri is bleeding from Daebritz’s trailing arm. France have a corner. Necib’s ball is cleared by Daebritz
EXTRA-TIME SECOND HALF STARTS
EXTRA-TIME HALF-TIME Germany 1-1 France
Germany have a corner. Behringer’s ball is just about cleared, as is her second ball in.
Hamraoui makes a driving run, and her cut-back is just cleared by Krahn. Then Germany break, Maier sets up Daebritz, but her mishit shot is easy for Bouhaddi.
Kheira Hamraoui replaces Marie Laure Delie.
What can France do here? Free-kick in a central position, just inside the ‘D’. Majri’s shot hits the 9 player German wall.
Lavogez’s cross is cleared to Necib whose shot is blocked by Krahn’s and Maier’s hands
97 mins – CLOSE
Krahn’s header back falls to Delie who passes to Necib but just as she is about to pull the trigger, she was stopped by Kemme’s incredible tackle. The ball falls to Thiney, but she can’t get her shot off.
Germany have a corner, but Behringer’s delivery is caught by Bouhaddi.
Necib is tripped by Leupolz and the German is booked.
Extra-Time First Half
France gets the first half of extra time underway
Extra-Time – France Sub
Gaetane Thiney replaces Eugenie Le Sommer.
FULL-TIME Germany 1-1 France
Extra time will now be played.
Two minutes of additional time. Right now Lavogez is down getting treatment after a challenge with Kemme.
France have a penalty appeal, as Lavogez goes down under a challenge from Peter. But it is a clear dive/
Laudehr’s cross falls to Daebritz, but her shot is blocked by Renard.
Sasic passes the ball in the bottom left corner, Bouhaddi goes the wrong way. Great penalty.
Patient build up from Germany. Maier’s sliding as she tries to pick out a player at the far post, and the ball hits Majri’s trailing hand and the ref points to the spot
Germany have a free-kick on the left, 40 yards from goal. Behringer’s ball in is caught by Bouhaddi who had made the early run.
Melanie Behringer replaces Lena Goessling.
France have a free-kick, just outside the box. Abily taps it Necib, her shot takes a massive deflection, Delie’s shot loops up and Angerer catches.
Necib’s ball is headed down by Delive to Lavogez but she makes weak contact with her shot.
Germany have a corner. Goessling’s delivery finds Daebritz whose shot is blocked, that richoets to Laudehr who shoots just wide of the near post. Sasic tried to stick her foot out to divert it, but couldn’t make contact.
Germany have a free-kick from 35 yards. Goessling’s ball is never cleared, Kemme sets up Daebritz whose shot is blocked.
Sara Daebritz replaces Alexandra Popp
Claire Lavogez replaces Elodie Thomis.
Marozsan is booked for a late challenge on Renard.
Lena Goessling is booked for a late challenge of Le Sommer.
64 mins – GOAL Germany 0-1 FRANCE (Louisa Necib)
Houara launches a long ball from the half-way line, Peter heads straight to Necib who controls it before shooting – it takes a massive deflection off Krahn to send the ball past Angerer.
Another French free-kick, but Necib’s ball in just sails out for a goal-kick.
France have a free-kick, about 40 yards from goal. Necib tries to pick out Renard, but Germany clear.
Goessling’s corner is cleared, France try and launch a counter but are stopped.
58 mins – WHAT A SAVE
What can Germany do with this central free–kick, 30 yards from goal. Marozsan’s powerful effort is parried wide by Bouhaddi’s one-handed saved
Marozsan drives into the centre, where Georges brings her down. The centre-back is also booked.
Delie is booked for a trailing arm on Peter.
France have a free-kick on the right. Necib’s ball is good, and Delie leaning back heads wide of the far post. She should have left it for Renard.
49 mins – GREAT SAVE
Marozsan at the byline cuts the ball back to Sasic, whose driven curling shot is well saved by Bouhaddi low down at the right post, and the keeper reacts to stop the ball going out for a corner.
Thomis gets the better of Kemme down the right, bu Germany just about clear her cross.
Germany get the second half underway
Dzenifer Marozsan replaces the booked Anja Mittag
HALF-TIME Germany 0-0 France
France have missed several glorious chances. Will they live to regret those?
Necib gives away a stupid foul on Sasic. Germany now have a free-kick on the right, about 25 yards from the byline. Goessling’s driven ball is cleared, but Maier gets in a cross that takes a huge deflection, and Bouhaddi claims at the near post
Thomis’ low cross picks out Delie whose volley hits the hand of Peter. Penalty? Not given.
Thomis and Delie play a one-two cutting open Germany, but Thomis’ shot is easily saved. The better option would have to try and pick out Le Sommer and Necib at the far post.
Thomis puts in an early cross to Delie, but Angerer is alert and parries the ball away and then claims it.
Necib’s first corner is cleared behind by Leupolz. Her next one is cleared to Majri whose left-footed shot goes well wide.
38 mins – WHAT A SAVE
Another French free-kick, on the right wing. Majri’s delivery is good, but Germany clear. Houra’s ball back in, hits Krahn, Necib chests down before volleying and Angerer makes an outstanding diving save to her right to tip the ball around the post.
Anja Mittag is booked for a late lunge on Jessica Houara
Germany open up France with Mittag playing Laudher down the left with a lovely passing interchange, but Laudehr is ruled offside
Another chance for France. Henry shoots from 25 yards with power, but it straight down the throat of Angerer who deals with it well.
Goessling’s ball is well chested down by Popp, but she struggles to get her shot off, and when she does it is tamely straight at Bouhaddi.
Thomis puts in a great ball, Le Sommer can’t get the header, it falls to Majri whose shot is blocked by Laudehr, it does hit her hand but it also hits her chest so it would be impossible for a referee to give.
Germany have a free-kick on the right, near the byline. Goessling’s ball falls at the far side where Mittag had two shots blocked, the ball fell to Leonie Maier whose 20 yard venomous shot is well saved
25 mins – CLOSE
Thomis is at it again, her cross picks out Marie Laure Delie but she heads over.
24 mins – OFFSIDE
An incredible lofted through ball from Henry over the top finds Le Sommer who heads wide. The assistant rules she was offside, but the replays suggest she was just on.
Thomis is in another dangerous position, but her pull-back to Eugenie Le Sommer is behind her.
Germany slowly finding themselves in this match. Anja Mittag tries her luck from 25 yards, but her shot goes wide and over.
Thomis uses her pace to run at the box, but she is unsure whether to shoot or pass and is tackled by Krahn.
Another corner for France, played short and Majri’s delivery is decent but well cleared by Krahn.
15 mins – CLOSE
Simone Laudehr puts in a delightful cross into the six-yard box, and Celia Sasic heads over. Germany’s first chance of the tie.
Another France free-kick, this one on the right. Majri’s delivery is hit with pace, and Camille Abily can’t get enough on her shot to trouble the target as it goes wide of the near post.
Just for a change, Germany have a free-kick, this one 35 yards from goal. Lena Goessling drills the ball into the box, Sarah Bouhaddi punches it towards Babett Peter, but she can’t divert it goalwards.
Krahn gives France a corner under no pressure. Majri’s corner is headed clear, before Necib tries her luck from 35 yards which goes wide. France really putting Germany under pressure.
France’s free-kick on the left. Necib passes to Majri in the edge of the box, who is originally blocked by the referee and then shoots wide.
Another French free-kick, this one 25 yards from goal. Shooting range? What does Necib do this time? Her shot is blocked by the wall, then Henry’s shot is blocked. And then Henry wins another free-kick.
France have a free-kick, 30 yards from goal. Necib’s ball in causes a scramble in the box and Laura Georges stabs the ball wide.
1 mins – WHAT A MISS
Elodie Thomis uses her pace to cut open the German defence, she passes across the box to the unmarked Louisa Necib who somehow misses the target. They need to take these chances.
France gets the quarter-final underway.
National Anthem time.
20:50 – Team News
Both teams make one change. For Germany, Babett Peter replaces the suspended Saskia Bartusiak. Whilst France replace their left-back Laure Boulleau with Amel Majri.
(4-2-3-1) Nadine Angerer (c), Leonie Maier, Annike Krahn, Babett Peter, Tabea Kemme, Lena Goessling, Melanie Leupolz, Simone Laudehr, Anja Mittag, Alexandra Popp, Celia Sasic.
(4-4-2) Sarah Bouhaddi, Jessica Houara, Laura Georges, Wendie Renard (c), Amel Majri, Elodie Thomis, Amandine Henry, Camille Abily, Louisa Necib, Marie Laure Delie, Eugenie Le Sommer.
Welcome to my live-text coverage of the first quarter-final of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. And it sees two heavyweights clash – Germany and France.