Women's World Cup: Five best goals from competition's opening week
The opening week of the 2015 Women's World Cup is in the books, and there have been plenty of moments and results to remember.
From host Canada winning it's opener on a dramatic late penalty kick, to Germany putting up a 10-spot on Ivory Coast, to Thailand and the Netherlands winning their first Women's World Cup matches in their history to the USA's group-opening victory over Australia, fans have been treated to an entertaining seven days.
There have also been some moments of individual brilliance on women's soccer's grandest stage. Here are the five best goals of the opening week of the competition:
Lieke Martens (Netherlands) vs. New Zealand
The first Goal of the Tournament contender went to Martens, who scored the Dutch's first goal in a Women's World Cup with this tremendous blast.
Veronica Perez (Mexico) vs. Colombia
Off a short corner, Perez bent in a shot from the left and from an incredibly tight angle, one that required the first use of goal-line technology in a Women's World Cup. The result: it was good.
Daniela Montoya (Colombia) vs. Mexico
James Rodriguez, move over. Montoya gave Colombia a draw to open its World Cup run, matching Perez's high-quality strike with a blast of her own, albeit from a more traditional place on the field. Like Martens's goal, Montoya's was her nation's first in a Women's World Cup.
Eugenie Le Sommer (France) vs. England
France's star attacker, one of the top overall players in the competition, laced this golazo from outside the area to give France a 1-0 win over England in its opening match.
Maren Mjelde (Norway) vs. Germany
Bend it like Beckham? How about mold it like Mjelde? The Norwegian forced a 1-1 draw with Germany with this classy free kick, bending the ball up and over the wall and inside the upper 90.