The battle between 2007 World Cup finalists Germany and Brazil and the world's greatest players, Birgit Prinz
, promised much and delivered little.
Playing the same team that beat Brazil, 2-0, in Shanghai last fall, Germany could only manage a 0-0 tie in the rematch in Shenyang
The best chance in the first half came when Germany's Sandra Smisek
hit the crossbar.
It was all Brazil after
intermission. Renata Costa
hit the crossbar, Cristiane
was denied by keeper Nadine Angerer
, and Marta missed from close range.