Women’s soccer: Canada, Australia advance to semifinals – NBC Olympics

Canada 0-0 (4-3 penalties) Brazil

It took penalties to separate Canada and Brazil Inside The women’s soccer quarterfinal in Tokyo, the place Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe was a becoming star after 120 scoreless minutes.

Labbe stopped Brazil’s final two penalty takers and Canada transformed 4-of-5 spot kicks to seal a semifinal look versus Netherlands or America.

The story of the match threatened to take an early twist when all-time main scorer Christine Sinclair of Canada went As a lot as defend a nook and acquired here down head-first onto the knee of teammate Kadeisha Buchanan.

Sinclair stayed on after vital remedy time Contained in the Canada 18, and each teams quickly had prime possibilities To look at the goalkeeper. Quinn popped a 15-yard effort properly over the bar After which Brazil legend Marta blazed an in-tight effort over a leaping Labbe’s physique.

A horrible giveaway quickly helped Debinha into the Canadian area however Labbe acquired here up huge to make the save.

Labbe would make one other save early Inside the second half when Andressinha let fly from outdoors the 18, the placeas Canada’s biggest probability of The primary hour noticed Vanessa Gilles headed a Janine Beckie cross off the bar.

Brazil requested extra of Labbe when Debinha pressured the Canadian keeper Proper into a diving save Inside the 71st minute.