The last! Canada beat USA with Fleming’s penalty goal

The last!  Canada beat USA with Fleming's penalty goal

Canada is in the final of the women’s Olympic football tournament. With a penalty from Jesse Fleming, Bev Priestman’s team registered a 1–0 win against favorites USA in Kashima.

Great joy in the Canadian camp: a penalty goal brings 1-0.
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As Megan Rapinoe annoyed pulls her shin guard out of the sock, Carli Lloyd leans on the lawn in shock. The United States’ world champions couldn’t believe the abrupt end of their Olympic gold mission in the semifinals.

“Of course it sucks, you never want to lose. Especially not against Canada and the way we played,” Rapinoe said after a 1-0 (0-0) win against his North American rivals. The star ensemble, used to success, lacked bite, so the game remains only for bronze on Friday (11 AM CEST, LIVE! At Kicker). The opponents in the second semi-final will be decided by Olympic runners-up Sweden and Australia.

Canada won the gold medal for the first time

Jesse Fleming (75th, penalty kick) ensured Canada’s first win in 20 years against their dominant neighbors after a first-half turmoil at Kashima. The four-time tournament winner thus missed the Olympic final for the second time in a row, while the third-place Olympic athlete in 2016 and 2012 is playing for gold for the first time.

The American team had to accept the first blow after just 30 minutes. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naher, the famous heroine suffered an injury in the quarter-final thriller against the Netherlands (4: 2 iE) and was replaced by Adriana Franch. He suspected the right corner in Fleming’s winning goal, but the penalty shot was well placed.

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0:1Fleming (75′, foul penalty)





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Ibaraki Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium

After gold in Rio in 2016, the German selection missed qualifying for Tokyo through the quarter-finals at the 2019 World Cup.

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