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Germany wins group with 4-0 win over Thailand at Women's World Cup

Germany wins group with 4-0 win over Thailand at Women's World Cup
Germany forward Lena Petermann scores against Thailand with a header for the game's second goal on Monday in Group B play of the Women's World Cup. (Dennis Grombkowski / Bongarts / Getty Images)

Lena Petermann scored twice in three minutes and top-ranked Germany trounced Thailand, 4-0, on Monday to advance to the round of 16 in the Women's World Cup.

Melanie Leupolz put Germany ahead 1-0 in the 24th minute by heading in a corner kick.

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The 29th-ranked Thai hung within a goal behind a brilliant performance from keeper Waraporn Boonsing. But the Germans finally made it 2-0 on Petermann's header in the 56th minute — a feat she repeated two minutes later.

Sara Daebritz later closed the scoring by tapping the ball into an open net.

Germany finished atop its group with a goal differential of plus-14.

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