Carli Lloyd Shows Germany How Penalty Kicks Are Done In World Cup Win (Videos)

by NESN Staff

June 30, 2015

They’re on to Vancouver.

Team USA defeated Germany 2-0 in Tuesday’s 2015 Women’s World Cup semifinal match, advancing to Sunday’s championship game in Vancouver.

The first major scoring opportunity for either squad occurred in the 60th minute, after U.S. defender Julie Johnston took down Germany’s Alexandra Popp. A penalty shot was rewarded to Germany’s Celia Sasic.

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Is that goal regulation size or what?

After the miss, the tables turned nine minutes later when U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd was given a penalty kick opportunity of her own.

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Take notes, Germany. That’s how it’s done.

Any hopes for a German comeback were thwarted in the 84th minute, when U.S. wing-back Kelley O’Hara capitalized in front of the net to deliver the dagger.

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Keep sliding, Kelley, right into the World Cup Final on Sunday. Team USA will play the winner of Japan and England, who square off Wednesday in Edmonton.

Thumbnail photo via Jean-Yves Ahern/USA TODAY Sports Images

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