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Women's World Cup: Li Ying scores brilliant volley as China beat South Africa

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Women's World Cup 2019: Li Ying scores to make it China 1-0 South Africa
Li Ying scored with a brilliant first-half volley to earn China victory over debutants South Africa, who face elimination from the Women's World Cup.The result means Group B rivals Germany qualify for the last 16, with China and Spain hoping to join them.After an uneventful first 40 minutes, Li brought the Parc des Princes crowd to their feet when she converted Zhang Rui's pinpoint delivery.
Wang Shanshan went close with a header that hit the bar and came off the line.
Relive the action from the Parc des Princes
South Africa looked like they could cause the Asian side problems on the counter-attack but they lacked accurate final balls.Africa's player of the year Thembi Kgatlana, who scored against Spain in the 3-1 defeat, produced Banyana Banyana's best chance when she burst into the area and fired into the side-netting.Her team-mate Kholosa Biyana launched an effort from 25 yards but it was easily dealt with by Jiangsu Suning goalkeeper Peng Shimeng.South Africa will need to defeat two-time champions Germany in their final match by a handsome margin to qualify for the last 16.
'We're getting close to the top teams'
China coach Jia Xiuquan: "The victory belongs to all players - they deserve it. The battle has just begun and there will be tough games ahead. I hope to laugh at the very last moment."I hope the players can exhibit their true ability - their desire to win has impressed me the most over the past year. This has given me courage to lead them, and they have done a great job today."Today we executed our plan. The game unfolded as we planned."South Africa coach Desiree Ellis: "They were once again magnificent. We conceded from a set-piece and lost concentration there. We had ample opportunities."We said it would be a battle and like a final. Tonight we showed we are getting close to the top teams. We gave as good as they gave."My players put their bodies on the line."
Shot-shy in Paris - the stats
China are unbeaten at the Women's World Cup when they've opened the scoring, winning 15 of the 16 games that they've netted first in (D1).
South Africa are the fourth different African team to lose their first two games in the Women's World Cup, along with Nigeria (1991), Equatorial Guinea (2011) and the Ivory Coast (2015).
Li Ying was China's 23rd different goalscorer at the Women's World Cup (excluding own goals); only four nations have had more scorers in the competition (Germany 34, USA 32, Norway 29, Sweden 25).
China's Wang Shuang created five chances for her team-mates in this game; the most by a Chinese player in a Women's World Cup game across the last two tournaments (2015 and 2019).
There were just four shots on target in this game (one for South Africa and three for China) - only one game has had fewer in the 2019 Women's World Cup so far (three between Argentina and Japan).
Line-ups
Match Stats
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Line-ups
South Africa
20Swart
2Ramalepe
5van Wyk
4MatlouBooked at 83mins[/i]
23HolweniSubstituted forSmedaat 72'minutes
13Mbane
11Kgatlana
6Makhabane
19Biyana
15JaneSubstituted forMotlhaloat 82'minutes
8FulutudiluSubstituted forSeoposenweat 60'minutes
Substitutes
1Mpuru
7Dhlamini
9Mthandi
10Motlhalo
12Seoposenwe
14Makhubela
16Dlamini
17Smeda
18Gamede
21Ndimeni
22Mulaudzi
China
12Peng
6Han
5Wu
3Lin
2Liu
7Wang
13WangSubstituted forYangat 81'minutes
20Zhang
17GuSubstituted forLouat 65'minutes
11Wang
10LiSubstituted forYaoat 78'minutes
Substitutes
1Xu
4Lou
8Li
9Yang
14Wang
15Song
16Li
18Bi
19Tan
21Yao
22Luo
23Liu
Referee:Katalin KulcsarAttendance:20,011
Match Stats
Home TeamSouth AfricaAway TeamChinaPossessionHome48%Away52%ShotsHome5Away16Shots on TargetHome1Away3CornersHome3Away7FoulsHome3Away12
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Match ends, South Africa 0, China PR 1.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+5' Second Half ends, South Africa 0, China PR 1.Posted at 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Yang Li (China PR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lou Jiahui.Posted at 90' Attempt saved. Yang Li (China PR) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lou Jiahui.Posted at 89' Attempt blocked. Yang Li (China PR) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yao Wei.Posted at 88' Yao Wei (China PR) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88' Foul by Jermaine Seoposenwe (South Africa).Posted at 86' Foul by Wang Shanshan (China PR).Posted at 86' Bambanani Mbane (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 85' Corner, China PR. Conceded by Kaylin Swart.Posted at 85' Attempt saved. Han Peng (China PR) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wang Shuang with a cross.Posted at 84' Corner, China PR. Conceded by Leandra Smeda.Posted at 84' Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 84' Delay in match because of an injury Lou Jiahui (China PR).
Booking
Posted at 83' Noko Matlou (South Africa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 83' Lou Jiahui (China PR) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 83' Foul by Noko Matlou (South Africa).
Substitution
Posted at 82' Substitution, South Africa. Linda Motlhalo replaces Refiloe Jane.
Substitution
Posted at 81' Substitution, China PR. Yang Li replaces Wang Yan.Posted at 78' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution
Posted at 78' Substitution, China PR. Yao Wei replaces Li Ying because of an injury.Posted at 77' Delay in match because of an injury Li Ying (China PR).Posted at 76' Attempt missed. Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution
Posted at 72' Substitution, South Africa. Leandra Smeda replaces Sibulele Holweni.Posted at 72' Foul by Lou Jiahui (China PR).Posted at 72' Sibulele Holweni (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 70' Attempt missed. Wang Shanshan (China PR) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lou Jiahui.Posted at 70' Foul by Wang Shuang (China PR).Posted at 70' Noko Matlou (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 68' Offside, South Africa. Noko Matlou tries a through ball, but Thembi Kgatlana is caught offside.Posted at 67' Offside, South Africa. Kaylin Swart tries a through ball, but Thembi Kgatlana is caught offside.
Substitution
Posted at 65' Substitution, China PR. Lou Jiahui replaces Gu Yasha.Posted at 63' Zhang Rui (China PR) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 63' Foul by Kholosa Biyana (South Africa).Posted at 63' Attempt saved. Kholosa Biyana (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Seoposenwe.
Substitution
Posted at 60' Substitution, South Africa. Jermaine Seoposenwe replaces Ode Fulutudilu.Posted at 58' Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Lin Yuping.Posted at 58' Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Lin Yuping.Posted at 56' Attempt missed. Noko Matlou (South Africa) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kholosa Biyana with a cross following a corner.Posted at 56' Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Lin Yuping.
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