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Germany 10 (Sasic 3,14,31, Mittag 29,35,64, Laudehr 71, Dabritz 75, Behringer 79, Popp 85) Ivory Coast 0
Germany gave World Cup newcomers Ivory Coast a baptism of fire and produced a typically ruthless display which included hat-tricks from Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag.
The European Champions did not take too long to get into their stride, Leonie Maier overlapping down the right and cutting the ball across goal for Sasic to tuck home from close range with just three minutes on the clock.
Sasic was soon to claim her second, this time getting on the end of a Tabea Kemme cross to beat Dominique Thiamale to the ball and head home.
A great team move led to the third just before the half hour mark, starting with a sublime flick by Maier with the outside of her foot, before Kemme and Lena Goessling combined to set up Mittag who finished clinically. Just two minutes later, Goessling's angled pass into the area was unselfishly laid off by Mittag for Sasic to complete her hat-trick as she tapped the ball into the empty net.
An even better finish was to come moments before half time, Simone Laudehr bursting down the right and with team mates queueing up in the centre, she fed Mittag who powered a rocket shot into the back of the net before Thiamale could even move.
There was no let up after the break and Mittag was to emulate Sasic's feat of scoring a hat-trick, charging down a headed clearance from Sophie Aguie to race through on goal and slot past Thiamale.
Laudehr was next to get on the scoresheet, receiving a pass from Mittag before cutting inside a challenge from Fatou Coulibaly and planting her shot inside the far corner.
Two substitutes then combined for the eighth goal, Lena Petermann's first touch of the ball seeing her low pass across the face of goal being converted at the far post by Sara Dabritz. The other substitute, Melanie Behringer, then got in on the act by forcing home a shot following a corner.
The goal spree was completed with five minutes remaining, after the excellent Mittag had been fouled on the edge of the area. Alexandra Popp duly struck home the resulting free kick to take Germany into double figures and complete an ominous start for the team at the top of the world rankings.
Germany: Nadine Angerer, Leonie Maier, Saskia Bartusiak, Tabea Kemme, Annika Krahn, Simone Laudehr (sub Lena Petermann 73mins), Lena Leupolz (sub Melanie Behringer 17mins), Lena Goessling, Celia Sasic (sub Sara Dabritz 45mins), Alexandra Popp, Anja Mittag.
Ivory Coast: Dominique Thiamale, Fatou Coulibaly, Ida Guehai, Nina Kpaho (sub Fernande Tchetche 38mins), Sophie Aguie, Rita Akaffou, Nadege Essoh (sub Ines Nrehy 51mins), Josee Nahi, Binta Diakite, Raymonde Kacou, Rebecca Elloh (sub Ange Nguessan 72mins).
Player of the match: Anja Mittag.
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