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By Michael Emons

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  1. Germany go top of Group B - read the report

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes

    Germany made it two wins from two at the Women's World Cup as they claimed a narrow win over Spain in Group B.

    Bayern Munich midfielder Sara Daebritz's scrappy first-half goal settled the contest and put the side ranked number two in the world all-but through to the knockout stages.

    Spain dominated possession but the Germans scored against the run of play when Daebritz pounced on some hesitant defending to bundle the ball in at the far post.

    The result meant that Germany will be assured of their place in the last 16 if South Africa fail to beat China on Thursday, while realistically they look set to top the group.

  2. Did you know?

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    • Spain suffered only their second defeat in their last eight games in all competitions (won four, drew two).
    • Despite mustering 16 shots in the game, Spain only directed two on target, with the last of them coming in the 47th minute of the contest.
    • Germany’s Sara Daebritz has netted three goals in her five Women's World Cup Group Stage appearances, with those goals coming from a total of five shots on target.
  3. How they stand

    Group B table
  4. 'Typically efficient'

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes

    It wasn't a thriller in the second half but Germany were typically efficient and resolute.

    They weren't at their best today but nevertheless they're well on course to top this group and attain a more favourable pathway through the knockout stages.

  5. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    You've got to fancy Germany in their last group game against South Africa on Monday (17:00 BST).

    They are now unbeaten in their last 18 World Cup group games, the outright longest such run in the history of the competition (won 14, drew four).

  6. Wasteful Spain

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Spain may have had more shots but 69% of them (11/16) were from outside the box, whereas 77% of Germany's were from inside (10/13).

  7. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    For Spain, their World Cup adventure has just got a lot harder. They face China in their last Group B match on Monday, needing to win to advance.

    If they get through that one, they are likely to run into a United States side who are the reigining holders and smashed a record 13 goals past Thailand yesterday


    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Job done for Germany, who now have two 1-0 wins from two matches and six points on the board.

  9. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    It falls to Aitana Bonmati at the back post, but the shot is deflected, losing some power, and German goalkeeper Almuth Schult gratefully dives on to the ball.

  10. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Another injury-time corner for Spain. Is this their moment?

  11. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Three minutes for Spain to snatch something.

  12. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    But it comes to nothing. The two-time world champions are closing in on two wins out of two.

    Spain have not had a shot on target since the 47th minute.

  13. Post update

    We're in the 89th minute and Spain have a corner.

  14. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Late drama?

  15. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Spain

    Klara Buehl has a chance to wrap it all up, but cannot get enough power on the header which is saved by Sandra Panos. Lina Magull then strikes at goal but fires off target.