WWC roundup: Spain survives South Africa challenge
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Jennifer Hermoso scored on two penalty kicks and Spain came from behind to spoil South Africa's Women's World Cup debut with a 3-1 win on Saturday in Le Havre, France.
South Africa took the early lead when Thembi Kgatlana scored in the 25th minute, but Hermoso converted two second-half spot kicks after a handball (69th minute) and a late challenge by Nothando Vilakazi (82nd minute).
Vilakazi received a second yellow card for that penalty and the 10-player South African side conceded Spain's third goal on a shot by Lucia Garcia in the 89th minute.
Germany 1, China 0
Teenager Giulia Gwinn's 66th-minute blast from the edge of the box lifted two-time champion Germany to a 1-0 victory in Rennes, France.
The 19-year-old midfielder's tally extended Germany's unbeaten run to 13 matches, the longest of any team competing in the tournament.
Group B play continues with Germany facing Spain on Wednesday and China taking on South Africa on Thursday.