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PGE Park, Portland, United States

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Germany Women

  • Martina Mueller 25'
  • Sandra Minnert 57'
  • Pia Wunderlich 60'
  • Kerstin Garefrekes 62'
  • Birgit Prinz 80'
  • Kerstin Garefrekes 85'
  • Birgit Prinz 89'

7 - 1


Russia Women

  • Elena Danilova 70'

Germany blows out Russia to make semifinals

PORTLAND, Ore. - Germany scored three goals in a

five-minute span of the second half on Thursday to rout Russia 7-1

in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup.

The Germans, who have outscored their World Cup competition 20-3

while going 4-0, play the United States in the semifinals on

Sunday, also at Portland's PGE Park.

Birgit Prinz and Kerstin Garefrekes each scored twice for

Germany, which had six second-half goals.

Sandra Minnert began Germany's goal flurry with a header off a

corner kick by Stefanie Gottsclich that made it 2-0 in the 57th

minute. Pia Wunderlich, who had just entered the game, took a feed

off the back of Prinz's foot and scored from in front of the net in

the 60th minute. Garefrekes scored two minutes later to make it


Prinz scored her fifth World Cup goal in the 81st minute and,

after Garefrekes scored again, added her sixth in the 89th minute.

Russia averted a shutout with Elena Danilova's goal in the 72nd


Germany, ranked third in the world behind the United States and

China, has never lost to Russia in women's soccer. The Germans are

9-0-2 in the series, outscoring the Russians 36-3.

Germany was without defender Steffi Jones, who tore a tendon in

her right knee during the second half of Saturday's victory over


Russian goalkeeper Alla Volkova had allowed only two goals in

her first three World Cup matches.

Scoring Summary

  • Germany Women
  • Russia Women

Match Stats

  • Germany Women
  • Russia Women
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0


  • Germany Women
  • Russia Women