A German teenager scored an extraordinary long-range goal on her Women's World Cup debut

Women's World Cup - Group B - Germany v China - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - June 8, 2019 Germany's Giulia Gwinn celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Stephane MaheWomen's World Cup - Group B - Germany v China - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - June 8, 2019 Germany's Giulia Gwinn celebrates scoring their first goal with team matesREUTERS / Stephane Mahe

  • 19-year-old Giulia Gwinn scored the winning goal for Germany in her Women's World Cup debut on Saturday.
  • Gwinn fired her team to victory over China from outside the box in the 66th minute.
  • It was the only goal in the group stage match.
  • Watch the stunning strike below.
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Germany has a bright future in the 2019 Women's World Cup and beyond.

Giulia Gwinn, the soccer side's mercurial midfielder scored the winning goal against China on Saturday - and she's only 19 years old.

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Germany was deadlocked with China until the 66th minute of the group stage match. After a corner cross was headered away by China, Gwinn set herself for a long-range effort, and arrowed the ball through the legs of Yang Li and past the keeper.

Watch the stunning strike below:

 

Or here if you're outside the US:

 

"It's obviously special to start the World Cup by scoring a goal like that. It will give me a lot of confidence," Gwinn told reporters after the match.

It doesn't seem like confidence is something the Freiburg player should be lacking.

In her debut at the Under-16s Women's World Cup, Gwinn received the player of the match award. She received the same award in her debut match at the Under-20s Women's World Cup two years later.

The Germany manager, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, said that Gwinn "just [got] better and better as the game went on."

She added: "The goal gave her a lot of confidence, and she showed what she's capable of doing. It's definitely very important that all the young players played in what was a very difficult match.

"They fought through it, and now they have the benefit of that experience and know what it's like to play a World Cup match, with all the difficulties that brings.

"This game taught us that a World Cup match is very different to the training sessions. Some things happened that were not great - but we are here and we want to go as far as we can."

Germany plays Spain - who are also one win to the good - in Valenciennes on Wednesday, while China faces South Africa on Thursday in Paris.

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