canWNT loss to Germany - Olympics

Canada’s dreams of reaching the top of the podium in women’s soccer will have to wait after falling 2-0 to second-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

Instead, Canada will play for bronze for the second straight Olympics – an impressive feat in itself – after taking home the bronze medal in 2012. Canada, who were a perfect 4W-0L-0D heading into Tuesday’s tilt, will face host Brazil in the third-place match on Friday morning at 9 a.m. PT.

Meanwhile, Germany advances to the gold medal match against Sweden.

Melanie Behringer, who opened the scoring with a 22nd-minute penalty, and Sara Dabritz provided the scoring for Germany on Tuesday.

#GER opens the scoring against #CanWNT with a penalty. #Rio2016

— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 16, 2016

#GER with its 2nd of the game & now leads #CanWNT 2-0. #Rio2016

— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 16, 2016

Canada fought to the final whistle, creating a number of chances in the late stages, but simply couldn’t find a breakthrough. 

#CanWNT Janine Beckie comes close again against #GER. Approaching the 60th min. Watch it NOW

— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 16, 2016

#CAN Diana Matheson denied by the #GER keeper. 2-0 #CanWNT trails in the SF. #Rio2016

— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 16, 2016