Germany are through to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after a goal and an assist from Borussia Dortmund youngster Charles Herrmann helped them beat the United States 3-2.
An 87th minute winner from Bilal Yalçınkaya saw Germany U-17s overcome the challenge of the United States in a topsy-turvy round of 16 clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Tuesday. The dramatic 3-2 win helped Germany set up a quarterfinal clash against Spain.
Highly rated Borussia Dortmund winger Charles Herrmann was the star of the show for the Germany U-17s. The 17 year old opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a brilliantly taken free-kick. He then set up the second goal with a fine low cross into the path of Max Moerstedt, after Taha Habroune had equalised for the United States.
David Vazquez then scored in the 80th minute to bring the United States back on level terms once again. But Yalçınkaya came off the bench and scored what proved to be the winner in the 87th minute.
Talented Borussia Dortmund forward Paris Brunner assisted Germany’s winning goal with a pass into the path of Yalçınkaya, who did really well to score from a tight angle. BVB full-back Almugera Kabar came off the bench for Germany U-17s and helped them see out the win.
Germany U-17s have won all four of their matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup so far. But another tough test against a talented Spain side lies in store for them in the quarterfinals on November 24. Spain U-17s beat Japan 2-1 in the round of 16, with Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu scoring the winning goal.