Doing a rerun of their quarterfinal win against Japan in the dying minutes, Spain yet again brought out their best to score a lone solitary goal in the 90th minute to throw the Germans out of the U-17 Women's World Cup contention and meet Colombia in the finals.
The all-important goal for Spain and heartbreak for Germany at the fag end of the game (90th minute) came from Lucia Corrales who came in as a substitute in the second half.
Both the teams played a fast-paced match cheered on by their supporters at the Fatorda stadium, which saw satisfactory attendance on Wednesday night.
In the 11th minute of the first half, Spain would have taken the lead through Partido Paula whose header from a Vicky Lopez cross hit the crossbar. Spain built pressure in the 15 minutes by playing the ball in the German half.
In the 19th minute, the Germans made a swift move with Alber Mara's shot finding the Spain net after goalkeeper Fuente Sofia found it difficult to stop the ball. However, after a 5-minute VAR check, the referee ruled out the goal by citing offside.
In the 28th minute, Germany's Alber Mara again took a shot at the Spanish goal only to see it go a bit wide. Mara did well on the left flank putting the Spanish players under pressure.
For Spain, Vicky Lopez combined well with Camacho Carla and Amezaga Jone. They broke the German defence on several occasions, but could not score.
In the additional time of the first half, Spain's Vicky moved dangerously close to the German goal but her move was thwarted by the German goalkeeper and the scorecard for both teams remained 0-0.
In the second half, Spain again put pressure on the Germans, who were seen fighting hard.
In the 74th minute, Alber Mara took a shot at the Spanish goal but it went into the safe hands of Spanish goalkeeper Sofia.
In the 75th minute, Camacho Carla of Spain took the ball dangerously close but the German goalkeeper staved off the danger. Again, in the 80th minute, Camacho only had to beat the goalkeeper but was unsuccessful.
In the 84th minute, the Germans forced a penalty corner which was taken by Alber Mara. No sooner Mara's shot landed the ball near the goal, the Germans almost scored through a goalmouth melee.
When it looked like the game would end in a draw forcing a tie-breaker, Lucia Corrales scored in the 90th minute for Spain leaving the Germans disappointed and sparking wild celebrations in the Spanish camp.
Soon after, in additional time of 6 minutes, the Germans tried to build pressure but it was the Spanish players again who created two clear chances but failed to score. The Germans tried one last time but in vain and the referee's final whistle signaled they now play Nigeria for the 3rd or 4th place finish. Germany have defeated Nigeria earlier in the tournament.