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Australia WNT pulls out all stops to earn draw against Germany WNT

Australia left it all on the pitch today in their group F match against Germany WNT.

Sam Kerr and the Australian Women's National Team celebrate after Kerr's goal, the first for the team in the 2016 Olympics
Sam Kerr and the Australian Women's National Team celebrate after Kerr's goal, the first for the team in the 2016 Olympics
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During the second 2016 Olympics Group F game, the Australia Women's National Team (AUSWNT) pulled out all the stops to get a 2-2 draw and one point against Germany.

Sam Kerr made the first goal off the foot of Caitlin Foord, in the sixth minute of play, marking the first goal that the Matildas have seen in this Olympic Games. In the 45th minute Caitlin Foord hit the back of the net after a strong pass from Lisa de Vanna.

Germany scored their first goal of the match in first half stoppage time from Sara Däbritz. Their second goal came from Saskia Bartusiak in the 88th minute. This match, Germany seemed to be overly confident in themselves, facing off against one of the underdogs in the games, and they likely were not expecting the intensity that Australia brought today.

In the end, Australia did not get the result they wanted, but his match turned out much better for them than their first one, especially considering how Germany beat Zimbabwe by five points. Australia was the better team for most of the match, but against an opponent like Germany, a tie is essentially the equivalent of a win.

Australia will next play Zimbabwe and Germany will take on Canada in their final matches of group play on Tuesday, August 9.

Match Summary

Scoring Summary 1st 2nd FT
AUS 2 0 2
GER 1 1 2

AUS - Samantha Kerr (Cailtin Foord), 6'

AUS - Caitlin Foord (Lisa De Vanna), 45'

GER - Sara Dabritz (Alexandra Popp), 45'+2

GER - Saskia Bartusiak (Melanie Beringer), 88'

Australia Lineup: Lydia Williams; Clare Polkinghorne, Laura Alleway, Stephanie Catley, Alanna Kennedy; Katrina Gorry, Elise Kellond-Knight, Catlin Foord; Lisa deVanna (C) (Michelle Heyman, 67'), Sam Kerr (Chloe Logarzo 83'), Kyah Simon

Subs Not Used: Mackenzie Arnold, Larissa Crummer, Emily van Egmond, Ellie Carpenter, Tameka Butt

Head Coach: Alen Stajcic

Germany Lineup: Almuth Schult; Saskia Bartusiak (C), Leonie Maier, Annike Krahn (Josephine Henning 46' HT), Tabea Kemme; Melanie Behringer Sara Däebritz, Melanie Leupolz; Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lena Goßling 70'), Anja Mittag (Isabel Kerschowski 61')

Subs Not Used: Laura Benkarth, Simone Laudehr, Babett Peter, Mandy Islacker

Head Coach: Silvia Nied

Misconduct Report

56' Josephine Hemming- GER- Caution