Colonia del Sacramento: Germany dealt a blow to DPR Korea's hopes of retaining their FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup crown, earning a 4-1 win in their opening Group C tie on Wednesday.
DPR Korea had nearly twice the attempts on goal, but the Germans were far more clinical, with a superb brace from Gia Corley, who scored in ether half, underlining their ruthlessness.
The Bayern Munich forward's two goals were bookended by Charlotte Bluemel's opener and Sophie Weidauer's superb fourth, with the sole Korean strike coming from Yun Ji-hwa.
Song Sung-gwon's side began the match in a manner befitting the reigning Asian and world champions at this age level, and produced a number of early opportunities, but they were caught napping by a German set-piece routine, which ultimately led to Bluemel scrambling home the opening goal after 14 minutes......
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