Germany inflict first home defeat on USWNT in over five years

Germany end USA's five-year unbeaten home run International Friendly
Germany’s Klara Buhl and Paulina Krumbiegel celebrate a goal against the USA. (Alex Corrie / SPP)

Germany were 2-1 winners over the USA following a late exchange of goals with the team who sit top of the FIFA/Coca Cola Women’s World Ranking.

Played in front of 16,971 fans at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the hosts were twice denied by the woodwork as Lindsey Horan hit the bar and later the post.

Germany went on a counter-attack from the second near-miss for the US, and although Casey Murphy saved Paulina Krumbiegel’s shot, Klara Bühl’s follow up hit the post and went in off the keeper’s back.

Although Megan Rapinoe fired the US level from Alex Morgan’s 85th-minute cross, Krumbiegel grabbed a winner a minute from time after being set up0 by Jule Brand.

It ended the USA’s unbeaten home run of 71 games, which followed a 1-0 defeat to Australia on 27 July 27 2017.

The sides ranked first and third in the world meet again on Sunday 13 November at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Elsewhere, Jamaica edged Paraguay 1-0 with a stoppage-time goal from Allyson Swaby and Panama beat Venezuela 3-1 aided by a Lineth Cedeno double.

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