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21:40  08 june  2019
21:40  08 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Jenni Hermoso converted a pair of second-half penalties as Spain recovered from a goal down to beat Women's World Cup newcomers South Africa 3-1 in Thembi Kgatlana put South Africa ahead on 25 minutes with a curling strike from the edge of the box, but Atletico Madrid forward Hermoso twice

Jenni Hermoso converted a pair of second-half penalties as Spain recovered from a goal down to beat Women’s World Cup newcomers South Africa 3-1 in Thembi Kgatlana put South Africa ahead on 25 minutes with a curling strike from the edge of the box, but Atletico Madrid forward Hermoso twice

Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset © Damien MEYER Jenni Hermoso (R) ensured Spain got off to a winning start at the Women's World Cup

Jenni Hermoso converted a pair of second-half penalties as Spain recovered from a goal down to beat Women's World Cup newcomers South Africa 3-1 in their opening game Saturday.

Thembi Kgatlana put South Africa ahead on 25 minutes with a curling strike from the edge of the box, but Atletico Madrid forward Hermoso twice scored from the spot as Spain fought back.

Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset © Reuters Spain's Lucia Garcia celebrates scoring their third goal with Virginia Torrecilla.

Nothando Vilakazi was sent off for a raised boot as she conceded the second penalty, awarded after a VAR review, with Lucia Garcia sealing victory a minute from time.

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Jenni Hermoso converted a pair of second-half penalties as Spain recovered from a goal down to beat Women's World Cup newcomers South Africa 3-1 in Thembi Kgatlana put South Africa ahead on 25 minutes with a curling strike from the edge of the box, but Atletico Madrid forward Hermoso twice

Jenni Hermoso converted a pair of second-half penalties as Spain recovered from a goal down to beat Women’s World Cup newcomers South Africa 3-1 in Thembi Kgatlana put South Africa ahead on 25 minutes with a curling strike from the edge of the box, but Atletico Madrid forward Hermoso twice

Spain are level on points at the top of Group B with two-time former champions Germany, who launched their campaign with a 1-0 victory over 1999 finalists China.

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Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
Hermoso penalties help Spain avoid South Africa upset
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