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James Rodriguez was one of the stars of last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, but Colombian compatriot Daniela Montoya gave him a run for his money with the pick of a bunch of wonderful strikes in the Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The Real Madrid star won the Puskas award for the best goal of 2014 with his neat swivel and volley against Uruguay, and Montoya had visiting Colombians dancing again with a long-range wonder strike in a 1-1 draw with Mexico.
Daniela Montoya – Colombia v Mexico
The Netherlands are another nation famed for their well-crafted goals and technically brilliant stars, and there was plenty of quality on show as Lieke Martens fired the Oranje to a 1-0 victory over New Zealand with this classy finish.
Lieke Martens – Netherlands v New Zealand
The first round of group fixtures are complete in Canada and one of the shock results saw Germany live up to their celebrated efficiency by absolutely smashing Ivory Coast 10-0 in their opening game.
Striker Celia Sasic led the goal fest, making history with the fastest ever Women’s World Cup hat-trick.
Germany thrash Ivory Coast
But it wasn’t suck a good start for England’s Lionesses, who again failed to beat France on the big stage, slumping to a 1-0 defeat thanks to a belter from Les Bleus midfielder Eugenie Le Sommer.
England only managed to land one shot on target in the whole 90 minutes against the French, who are ranked third in the world and are one of the tournament favourites. They were on top throughout the clash and sealed victory with this thumping strike.
Eugenie Le Sommer – France v England