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Women’s World Cup: the Spanish team beats Costa Rica 3-0

Women’s World Cup: the Spanish team beats Costa Rica 3-0

The Spanish team brings out its best football in the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia with three goals in half an hour against Costa Rica. The coach, Jorge Vilda affirms that his team deserved more goals.

The Spanish team has kept its promise and exhibited its best version in its World Cup debut in New Zealand and Australia with three goals in half an hour against Costa Rica, who failed to find the rhythm on the pitch.

Spain, which has never lost in an opening game, He announced for days that he wanted football and he has shown it. If there was any remaining tension off the pitch, what prevailed on the field was the harmony of a united team and always in tune.

With a completely offensive lineup, La Roja followed the outlined roadmap and put pressure on the rival players from minute one to ensure possession of the ball for as long as possible, penetrate between the Costa Rican ranks and finish.

In the initial ten minutes, Spain showed what the World Cup had come to and Esther Gonzalez and Aitana Bonmati dictated the beat that announced a party that was just about to begin.

Salma Paralluelo joined the football dance with her dribbling and speed, providing decisive assists from the left wing.

Spain kept pressing to the maximum and the goals came hastily. First, in the 21st minute, when the drive from Esther and Athenea del Castillo led to an own goal by the defense Valeria del Campo.

It didn’t take long for Aitana to extend the advantage, in a move once again assisted by Athenea, who completed an impeccable performance.

On an inspired night, Esther finally scored her goal, Spain’s third, in the 27th minute, which was received with a standing ovation from the fans and to the rhythm of La Roja’s official song, sung by the Valencian Elena Farga.

Without giving the Costa Rican goal a truce, the Spanish kept up the intensity and had the chance to further increase the score, with a penalty missed by Jenni Hermoso in the 34th minute.

A vulnerable Costa Rica fought to keep up with the strong pace on the pitch but did not give up.

Amelia Valverde’s team, who played without their tackle Raquel Rodriguez, continued to try to find holes in the Spanish defense, but failed to break through the red wall.

In the second half of the match the show continued, with a Spanish cast very close to the “excellence” that the players aspired to.

Although the score remained unchanged, there was plenty of passing, dribbling and “beautiful play”, including a near goal from a Chilean kick.

With fifteen minutes to go before the final whistle, the entry of Alexia, winner of the Ballon d’Or for two consecutive years, put the finishing touch to the party of more than 20,000 fans, who stood up to the heavy rain with choirs and waves.

Spain remained comfortable and, as their coach predicted, they found the ideal formula to neutralize their first World Cup rival.

The Spanish assume the leadership of group C with 3 points. They are followed by Costa Rica, Zambia and Japan, which will meet tomorrow at the Hamilton Stadium at 07:00 GMT.

Source: Euronews Espanol



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