April 24, 2024


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A goal by Alexia gave Spain the win against Canada

Third time luck. After draws against Germany and England, the Spanish team finally won the coveted victory (1-0) against Canada, finishing 6th in the gold and FIFA rankings at the Olympics last summer. A group that continues with the same block that led to the capture of Tokyo stands alone in having one of the best defenses on the continent.

The win puts Spain in first place in the tournament and is poised to become the first Arnold Clarke trophy champion. To do so, we have to wait for the final match of the series against hosts Germany (8:30 pm) in which England can add points to Spain if they win and decide the title by a goal difference.

At Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium, Spain started with some doubts against solid Canada, but recovered from the initial attack of the current Olympic champions and were able to control the game and chances. The first approaches to red were for Jenny Hermos, but Kadisha Buchanan was an insurmountable wall on the axis of Canadian defense. Until the unburned Alexia Putellas arrives. As he did against Germany, the winner of the first Spanish Ballon d’Or highlighted Spain with a goal with his personal stamp after twenty minutes. The Barசாa player, who gave the ball to Leila to Athena del Castillo, started 1-0 on the left. Sheridan.

The best match for Spain to finish the Arnold Clarke Cup

Although Spain’s field continued to increase after the goal, Canada managed to equalize the game by hitting Huidema crossbar with a free kick eight minutes later, but Jorge Vildas went into the break with an advantage on the scoreboard. In the second half, the Canadians moved the bench in search of new legs against the Spanish team, which controlled the match more and more casually. All-rounder Alexia managed to score the second goal in the 63rd minute, but his shot hit the woodwork and deceived one of the clear chances of the match. In the final, and with nothing to lose, Canada had the chance to go ahead and equalize, but at 84 ‘the Prince was clear, but his shot went just wide of Spain’s poorly guarded corner.

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Spain ends its participation in the Arnold Clarke Cup with positive sentiments in the sport and sets its sights on the European Championships next summer in England. The top three rivals, Germany, England and Canada, are testing the Spanish footballers. The negative note of this national team break goes to Barcelona, With Mariona’s injury And with a high minute load on its many players. Players like Patri Guijarro and Mapi León played every minute of the match (270) and the opening players in all three games, such as Alexia, Aitana or Jenni Hermoso, did not get much rest due to some rotation of Wilda.

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