Germany is finding it far from easy going at the World Cup.
It was second-ranked Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany earned three points for an opening round 1-0 win over China.
Spain’s lack of production spared Germany an upset to the 13th-ranked team that is playing in only its second World Cup.
When a high ball was sent to Nahikari Garcia in the 14th minute, the forward broke through the centre backs. But with only goalkeeper Almuth Schult to beat, Garcia chipped wide.
Germany took the lead against the run of play. Sandra Panos had just saved Alexandra Popp’s header but she couldn’t keep hold of it and Dabritz pounced to bundle the loose ball into the net.