3-0: Spain imposes its punch against Mexico

The second part made the differences between the women’s soccer teams of Spain Y Mexico, cited this Tuesday for a friendly match in Marbella, which ended with a win (3-0) for the host team.

Marta Cardona (min. 66) and Nahikari García (min. 76 and 89) they colored an afternoon that was announced gray for the Spanish team, due to the difficulties it was encountering against a fierce, supportive and intense team, which wore white.

In red, a rejuvenated Spain jumped onto the grass compared to last Friday’s duel against the Netherlands. Only Aitana Bonmatí repeated between the headlines. And is that Jorge Vilda gave a field to those who did not have minutes in the previous friendly, also played at the Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas municipal stadium in Marbella (1-0).

It was difficult for the less common to start. They made too many mistakes and inaccuracies, which encouraged the Americans to steal and launch their direct attacks. Thus came the first warning. In minute 16, the Mexican squad had their first opportunity in a shot from Maria Sanchez and in the subsequent rebound that his captain picked up, Stephany Mayor.

The Spanish team took a little longer to stretch, but threatened with a double occasion of Alba Redondo and Bárbara Latorre, in the 26th minute, brilliantly dispatched by Cecilia Santiago.

The goalkeeper of the PSV Eindhoven he didn’t have much more work in the first half. The stinging football of La Tricolor was paired with La Roja’s break in about 45 minutes with more temper than nerve.

Monica Vergara shook her equipment in the break. They entered Nicole Pérez, Belén Cruz and Alison González, candidates to also enter the ‘eleven’ type that is still looking for the new technical director of the Mexican team. She has been in office for just four months, backed by the achievement of the silver medal in the 2018 U-17 World Cup. Her project already has good nuances. His team has a trade, in the absence of more international contact.

On this date, FIFA left a draw (0-0) in Vienna against Slovakia and a setback (3-0) against Spain in Marbella.

In the city of Malaga, the host team imposed its punch and maturity. Jorge Vilda partially parked his ‘plan B’ by giving the alternative in the second half to Alexia Putellas, Mariona Caldentey and Marta Cardona, who opened the win with a left foot in the 66th minute.

Once the resistance of the Mexican team was broken, everything was easier for the European team, already classified for the continental event next year in England. Nahikari GarciaIn fact, he joined the party in the 76th minute.

The lead of the Real society she repeated in the 89th minute, assisted by Olga Carmona, who took advantage of her first minutes of flight with the senior team to leave her mark.

3 – Spain: Lola Gallardo (Misa Rodríguez, min. 46); Marta Corredera (Ona Batlle, min. 57), Ivana Andrés, Laia Aleixandri, Leila Ouahabi (Olga Carmona, 77); Teresa Abelleira (Alexia Putellas, min. 65), Aitana Bonmatí, Nerea Eizaguirre (Mariona Caldentey, min. 57); Bárbara Latorre (Marta Cardona, min. 65), Alba Redondo and Nahikari García.

0 – Mexico: Cecilia Santiago; Kenti Robles, Janelly Farias, Jocelyn Orejel, Jimena López; Rebeca Bernal, Stephany Mayor, Diana García (Nicole Pérez, min. 46); Daniela Espinosa (Belén Cruz, min. 46), María Sánchez (Alicia Cervantes, min. 75) and Renae Cuéllar (Alison González, min. 46).

Goals: 1-0, min. 66, Marta Cardona; 2-0, min. 76, Nahikari García; 3-0, min. 89, Nahikari García.

Referee: Iuliana Elena Demetrescu (Romania). He admonished Alicia Cervantes (min. 85) and Stephany Mayor (min. 90 + 1).

Incidents: Friendly match between the women’s teams of Spain and Mexico, played at the Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas municipal stadium in Marbella (Málaga), without an audience, due to health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.