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Germany win test match against Brazil

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The German women’s national team defeated South American champions Brazil 4-0 in their last test match on home soil before heading to Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in two month's time. FC Bayern’s Melanie Leupolz  saw action and scored the third goal of the game (60.), Melanie Behringer came on in the second half; Katharina Baunach, who was called up as a late replacement, did not see action.

The Brazilians made a good start at Fürth’s Ronhof-Stadion in front of 15,000 fans, hardly allowing the Germans to develop their game in the first 15 minutes of the match. Building on a compact defense, the German women gradually took control of the game, with goals from Celia Sasic (27.), and Simone Laudehr (35.) giving Germany a 2-0 lead at halftime. The Germans continued their dominance in the second half, with Melanie Leupolz (60.) and Dszenifer Marozsan (86.) adding to Germany’s lead and final score of 4-0 over the Brazilians.

German coach Silvia Neid was overall pleased with the result ahead of the World Cup: “We are very pleased with this win, the goals, and the game itself. I’m very content with how the players implemented it,” adding she would remain realistic despite the result.