Sports | Women’s Euro: England tremble but beat Spain

BRIGHTON (UK) – A flash from Georgia Stanway saved England from the trap set by Spain on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the European Women’s Championship, and the host country will see the semi-finals of the tournament thanks to a 2-1 victory. After the extra time.

The sovereign in the first round with three victories and scored 14 goals, without conceding a single goal, the “lionesses” were flogged this time and they will have to recover before facing, next Tuesday, Sweden or Belgium, which will meet Friday.

“This match could have gone in any direction,” England coach Sarina Weigman admitted at a news conference.

L’Angleterre avait tout à crindre de cette Roja qui était la dernière équipe à ne pas avoir perdu contre elle (0-0 en février) et aussi le seul adversaire à ne pas avoir encaissé de la but depueris land queest the seat.

Facing a team that likes to deny their opponent the ball, the English tried to respond with a kind of “no and no”: no stifling pressure as Germany did in the first period against the same opponents, during a 2.0 victory, and no low position to play against, as the same Germans did for the rest the match.

– Beth Meade unrecognizable –

The Spaniards, put a lot of pressure on Georgia Stanway and Keira Walsh, the English double pivot, slowing the ball back.

They also dominated the winger’s coaches, Lauren Hemp and Beth Mead, who were unrecognizable after the group stage punctuated by 5 goals and 3 assists, and left before the hour mark.

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“If there is a +good + way to lose, it is by doing the type of match we had,” coach Jorge Velda ruled, despite the “disappointment” of the elimination.

“We are very proud of what we did on the pitch. We gave everything, but it was not possible to win,” the Spaniard added.

Offensively, they clearly targeted linebackers Lucy Bronze on the right and Rachel Daley on the left, causing them to overrun or attack them one-on-one.

Back in the locker room, Wigman, who had just come out of solitary confinement after testing positive for Covid five days earlier, looked grey.

But it was his counterpart Felda who pulled off the break by throwing Athena del Castillo that put Daly through hell. The goal also came from a left flank foul who threw herself in front of her opponent, who easily blocked her with an inside hook.

– Stanway missile –

Very clearly, with the path to goal open in front of him, del Castillo sent Esther Gonzalez whose pivotal shot blundered by Marie Earps (1-0, 54).

Even Del Castillo nearly doubled the stakes with a long central shot that Earps couldn’t manage, and then slid back to prevent him from conceding on the opposite side (65th place).

But England have a seat that allows them to regain strength at the end of the match and Wigman fired Chloe Kelly and Alicia Russo (54th), then Ella Tone (64th).

The heated situation in front of the Spanish goal in the 76th minute, which ended with a very high shot from Hemp, was the first indication that the tide was turning.

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The Spaniards began to clear the ball very quickly, quickly trembling 25 yards away when the ball was lost.

In another attack, a heart by Hemp found a deflection in Rousseau’s head, which Toone shot 5 meters from the goal to make Brighton’s AmEx Stadium roar (1-1, 84).

On their way, the English took advantage, and Georgia Stanway finally found space to break into the opponent’s area and fire a superb right-handed shot into the top corner (2-1, 96th place).

Just enough for a lightning victory, a victory that forges your destiny.

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