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US girls storm in the quarter-finals

US-Girls sturmen ins ViertelfinaleWorld Cup: United States celebrate the victory of Colombia © SID-IMAGES/AFP/DANIEL ROLAND

The US girls are stormed into the quarter-finals and stay with her title mission on track. The Olympic champion celebrated his second victory in a 3-0 (1-0) against Colombia in Sinsheim.

Sinsheim (SID) - the US girls are stormed the World Cup quarter-final and stay with her title mission on track. The Olympic champion celebrated his second victory in the second game in a 3-0 (1-0) against Colombia in Sinsheim and convinced it over long distances. Also the US male brought also the Swedes the leap into the round of the last eight, Colombia and North Korea have been removed, however.

Sealed four days after the successful kick-off against North Korea (2-0) Heather O'Reilly (12th), Joker Megan Rapinoe (50th) and Carli Lloyd (57) before 25.475 spectators in the sold-out Rhein-Neckar-arena earned the victory of the United States, which turned out to be but much too low given the many scoring chances. On Wednesday it is one against tied Sweden (1-0 against North Korea) to place in caliber group C.

Front of the Steffi Jones of head of WM OK and the DFB President Theo Zwanziger was meet former of his favorite position against the number 31 from South America. With pressure Tavern game, the team of the Swedish coach PIA Sund hage urged the Kolumbianerinnen far in their own half. There were opportunities for the Nordamerikanerinnen almost by the minute.

However the two-time world champion went to first sloppily with his opportunities - especially Torjagerin Abby Wambach (7/22/30), who had previously scored 118 goals in 159 matches. It increasingly developed into a duel between the US players and Colombia goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda. The 23 thwarted five great chances in the first half alone. With the goal of the United States by a 20 m shot from midfielder O'Reilly from halbrechter position in the angle, but also Sepulveda was powerless.

The wave of the offensive ebbed slightly at the end of the first pass. Colombia, second of the South America Championship, came to some dangerous proposals. An offside goal by striker Katarina Castro in injury time of the first phase was not recognized.

The node burst after the change. A golden hand it proved US trainer Sund hage, which einwechselte half Rapinoe. The wing Flitzerin from Philadelphia increased shortly after the second half by a beautiful measure on 2: 0. Rapinoe set is first in the penalty area and graduated with a legal shot.

Seven minutes later summed up a heart is playmaker Lloyd and made look bad with their long-range from approximately 20 metres of Sepulveda. Colombia not put on, but a chance by Orianica Velasquez (54th) cleared US gate women hope solo to the corner. Rapinoe struck the post only the crossbar, Wambach in the 80. 68. per minute.

At the United States high marks earned O'Reilly, Lauren Cheney and Rapinoe. Sepulveda and Castro were the most prominent players in the World Cup debutants.