Nigeria 2-0 South Korea
A brilliant goal by former Liverpool and Arsenal forward Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – and all but end South Korea’s hopes of reaching the last-16.
Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper.
Ex-Arsenal player Oshoala held off a defender before rounding the keeper to score Nigeria’s second goal.
South Korea, who face Norway in their third and final group match on Monday, have yet to score or earn a point.
*Germany 1-0 Spain*
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.
Two-time winners Germany – who opened with with a win over China – have reached at least the quarter-finals in all of the previous seven World Cups, while the Spaniards – who beat South Africa 3-1 on Saturday – have qualified for the tournament for the second time.
Efficient and resolute, the Germans remain unbeaten in 14 games since March 2018, while they are yet to lose to Spain after five meetings.
*France 2-1 Norway*
France all but secured a place in the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup after striker Valerie Gauvin marked her return with a goal against Norway.
Striker Gauvin did not start the win over South Korea after showing up late for training but scored from a cross.
The celebrations did not last – Wendie Renard finding her own net while trying to put the ball out for a corner.
Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty sealed the points for France after Marion Torrent was fouled by Ingrid Systad Engen.
*By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde*