Women's World Cup 2015, Group Stage 2015
  • Melanie Leupolz (24')
  • Lena Petermann (56', 58')
  • Sara Däbritz (73')

Germany trounces Thailand to win group B at Women's World Cup

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Lena Petermann scored twice in three minutes and top-ranked Germany trounced Thailand 4-0 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.

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.