April 20, 2024

Live updates from Germany vs Morocco: Alexandra Popp gives Germany a 2-0 lead

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup continues Monday (on FS1 and the FOX Sports app) as Germany take on Morocco in a Group H tilt at Melbourne’s Rectangular Stadium in Australia.

Germany have been a juggernaut on the world stage for years, and the two-time World Cup champions enter this year’s tournament ranked second in the world. Germany will rely on midfielder Lina Magull and goalkeeper Merle Frohms for leadership if they hope to continue their streak of never conceding to an African nation at the World Cup.

Morocco, meanwhile, is ranked 72nd in the world, according to FIFA, and is making its first World Cup appearance. However, the Atlas Lionesses have been playing well of late, having allowed just four goals in their last seven games.

Follow our live coverage below!

Germany vs Morocco

41′: Called back

Morocco played their way into the attacking third in a counter attempt, but Fatima Tagnaout was called offside.

38′: POPP-ING OFF!

Alexandra Popp scored her second goal of the game, this one coming late in the first half. The impressive goal gave Germany a 2-0 lead.

Germany’s Alexandra Popp scored a goal against Morocco

Watch Germany’s Alexandra Popp score a goal against Morocco in the 38th minute of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

32′: That one won’t count

Sara Däbritz broke through the Moroccan defense and Germany looked to have a 2-0 advantage, but she was caught offside.

24′: Oh long distance

Morocco wasn’t shy about creating offense for herself, and she had no problem turning off shots from deep distances.

11′: GOAL!

Germany didn’t waste much time getting on the board as captain Alexandra Popp scored on a beautiful header to put Germany up, 1-0. It was the fastest goal scored to this point in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Germany’s Alexandra Popp scored a goal against Morocco

Germany's Alexandra Popp scored a goal against Morocco

Watch Germany’s Alexandra Popp score a goal against Morocco in the 11′ at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

PREGAME

Setting the stage

The “World Cup NOW” crew previewed the game live on Twitter before kick-off.

Making history

Morocco defender Nouhaila Benzina is set to make history as she becomes the first player to ever wear a hijab at the FIFA Women’s World Cup!

Check out the full Women’s World Cup schedule and how to watch every game live here. Get the latest scores here.

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