[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Once again, host Germany ran rampant, crushing South Korea, 5-1, to advance to Sunday's Under-20 Women's World Cup final against
Nigeria, a 1-0 winner over Colombia in Thursday's other semifinal. Alexandra Popp added another two goals -- the second on a penalty kick after a bizarre
handball -- to give her nine goals for the tournament.
Popp's second goal, which closed out the scoring in the 67th minute, came from the penalty spot after a handball was called in the penalty area.
Popp, who has played for Germany's senior national team, had blasted a shot high off the crossbar. Thinking the ball had gone out, a Korean defender caught the ball with both hands even though she was standing inside the area.
Kim Kulig also scored twice for Germany -- scoring both times on shots goalie Moon So Ri let slip through her hands.
Korean star Ji So Yun showed why she has been dubbed "Ji Messi," beating three German defenders to score her seventh goal of the tournament.
Led by Popp, Kulik and Bianca Schmidt, all senior internationals, Germany will be the heavy favorite against Nigeria on Sunday in Bielefeld.
Under-20 Women's World Cup
Germany 5 South Korea 1
GER -- Svenja Hutg 13
GER -- Kim Kulig 26
GER -- Kim Kulig 53
GER -- Alexandra Popp 50
KOR -- Ji So Yun 64
GER -- Alexandra Popp pen. 67
Nigeria 1 Colombia 0
NGR --Orji 2