0-0. Spain, with its character, expands its unbeaten streak
Sports to Write, February 20 (EFE). The Spanish women’s team added another notch to their long list of unbeaten matches, as they drew in Norwich against England (0-0) on the second day of the Arnold Clark Cup, despite returning to not having a punch against the opposing goal.
After a draw in the opening match of the tournament against Germany (1-1), Jordi Vilda’s team once again showed its character against another team of the best teams at the international concert, against which their streak began on March 8, 2020, although it went through more problems than desired. in the second period.
Spain coach and famed England coach Sarina Wiegmann ended up being satisfied with the work of their pupils in a match that became a chessboard in which each team tried to impose their qualities without causing final disruption due to their lack of presence. Success in the auction.
Spain, who made five changes to the starting line-up compared to the match against the Germans, underlined their complex technique, and control of the ball, and England tried to put their heavy pressure all over the field from striker Ellen White to dry off Alexia Putellas, Jenny Hermoso, Patri Gujarro and Aitana Ponmatete.
Like so many times, the Reds’ control was not reflected in the opponent’s goal, which this time was first defended by Hannah Hampton, who spent time in her training phase at Villarreal. It hardly reached Spain despite its dominance.
The technicians gave the party a pinch at the rest. The boisterous Wigman sent Lauren Hemp and Velda Athenia del Castillo. The Englishman sent a ball to the stop 33 seconds into the second half after a foul by Patre Guigaro in the pass and the Real Madrid player had a toothache all over like Lucy Bronze and became a permanent hazard, both of which were declared. The best player in the game.
Lucia Garcia had Spain’s best chance just before the match, but her shot from a great position went wide. It would have been a prize for the team’s ability to stop England, which at times seemed to take over.
Although the English, with long balls behind the Spanish defenders, created a danger, Spain regained control and command between handling the ball and the speed of Athens, who had the last chances of unbalanced a match left seeing continued progress. From the red pools to enter the next European Championships, but also against the world’s first competitors difficult for him to get the target endorsement.
Spain will conclude its participation in this tournament next Wednesday, at 3:30 pm, against Canada, the current Olympic champion, at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton.
– data sheet:
0 – England: Hannah Hampton, Lucy Bronze, Jess Carter, Alex Greenwood (Keira Walsh, M 62), Rachel Daly, Georgia Stanway (Ella Tone, March 80), Jill Scott, Jordan Nobbs (Lea Williamson, Tower 62), Nikita Paris (Lauren Hemp, p. 46), Ellen White and Beth Mead (Fran Kirby, p. 72).
0 – Spain: Mesa Rodriguez, Sheila Garcia, Ivana Andrés, Mabe Leon, Una Battelli (Olga Carmona, M 62), Petre Guijarro, Aitana Ponmate, Alexia Botelas, Marta Cardona (Athena del Castillo, 46), Ginny Hermoso. (Esther Gonzalez, m.87) and Lucia Garcia (Amayor Sarrighi, m.75).
Referee: Yuliana Dmitrescu (Roman). Ivana Andres (AD 32), Beth Mead (AD 48) and Georgia Stanway (AD 66) warned.
Accidents: The second day of the Arnold Kark Cup match was held at Carrow Road in Norwich in front of about 11,000 spectators.
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