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The scare that Spain obtained this Tuesday in El Plantío, in Burgos, towards the Czech Republic (3-1) lasted virtually 60 minutes within the second qualifying match to advance to the 2024 Euro Cup. Against a a lot inferior rival, in a conflict that mere forms was presumed, Montse Tomé's crew noticed how the Czechs choked them within the first half, throughout which they managed to blur the purposeful soccer of the Red, confused with the ball, and took the lead within the second. In the 56th minute, after a throw-in, an opponent that Spain had overwhelmed—and infrequently thrashed—within the final seven conferences, the Czech crew took the lead with an amazing shot from Sonntagova into the left nook of Misa Rodríguez . The response was imminent, with a formidable header from María Méndez in a nook taken by Alexia Putellas, which was adopted by two extra objectives from Jenni Hermoso and Mariona Caldentey. Three objectives in 12 minutes to vary the face of a match that had develop into very ugly and wherein, above all, Spain was unable to mix with the ball and show its recreation.

The captain of the Czech Republic, the Sevilla participant Klára Cahynová, was bluffing when she informed the newspaper Brand that his crew solely needed to throw the bus towards Spain and hope that they weren’t proper. In El Plantío, the Czech crew did the other. Against a Red crew that was ready for a rival in a low block – Montse Tomé even opted for a 3-4-3 formation initially – the Czechs took the sphere with out a single complicated, pressured Spain's launch of the ball to the opposing space and stunned to the world champions with such an aggressive and well-conducted depth that it led to a string of fixed inaccuracies, overcome in virtually all of the duels within the first half.

Spanish soccer was so barren that within the first half solely Lucía García got here near scoring. The Manchester United ahead missed a one-on-one with Votikova after a implausible filtered move from Alexia Putellas on his return to the beginning lineup for La Roja after his newest harm. The Czechs had beforehand had a transparent probability on a lateral set piece that fell to the captain on the sting of the world. Cahynová hit the ball, which bounced off Irene Paredes and bounced to Dubcova a couple of meters from Misa Rodríguez, however the Milan attacker missed the chance by sending it vast over the crossbar.

The script of the match was going so mistaken for Spain that Tomé modified the scheme at half-time. The coach returned to the protection of 4. The dedication to a line of three, with Ona Batlle, Irene Paredes and María Méndez, didn’t work to make the crew progress with the ball and create superiority, and Olga Carmona got here on for Eva Navarro.

The Czech purpose and the change in system spurred Spain on. As quickly because the purpose was obtained, a mixture between Jenni Hermoso and Alexia Putellas ended with a shot by Lucía García that despatched Votikova into the nook in an amazing stretch. María Méndez scored with a header on that nook kick. From then on, Spain opened the sphere, started to grease its soccer and the combos utterly dismantled the Czech protection.

Four minutes after the tie, Mariona Caldentey obtained between the traces, a couple of meters from the world, and filtered a implausible ball for Jenni Hermoso, who dropped to the bottom and completed with the primary contact along with her left leg to get across the goalkeeper and pocket the ball In the online. The roles have been reversed a couple of moments later, when it was Jenni who handed the ball to the Barça attacker within the left zone of the middle of the world. Mariona managed, modified path to arrange a Czech protection and calmly put the ball to Votikova's left publish.

With the rating 3-1, Spain was a way more recognizable crew. In the ultimate stretch of the match, the shortage of purpose of Salma Paralluelo, who entered the second half to exchange Lucía García, Athenea del Castillo and Vicky López (changed Alexia) prevented a serious defeat towards the Czech Republic, a nationwide crew who has by no means performed within the closing section of a world championship. With the victory, the world champions are actually approaching the Euro Cup. They are first within the group with two wins – and the primary two qualify immediately for the event -, the identical six factors as Denmark, the nice rival of the qualifying section and whom they are going to face subsequent May.


Spain: Misa Rodríguez; Battle, Paredes, María Mendez; Maite Oroz (Teresa Abelleira m. 74), Jenni Hermoso, Alexia Putellas (Vicky López m. 60), Mariona Caldentey; Athenea (Alba Redondo m. 82), Eva Navarro (Olga Carmona m. 46) and Lucía García (Salma Paralluelo m. 60).

Czech Republic: Votikova; Slajsova, Dedinova, Pochmanova, Bartonova; Krejcirikova (Peckova m. 74), Cahynova, Sonntagova, Dubcova (Starova m. 74), Staskova (Ruzickova m. 83); Szewieczkova (Kyrova m. 42).

Goals: 0-1 M. 55. Sunday. 1-1 M. Maria Mendez. 2-1 M. 62. Jenny Beautiful. 3-1 M. 69. Mariona

Referee: Jelena Cvetkovic (Serbia). She admonished Olga Carmona for Spain (min 63) and for the Czech Republic Bartonova (m. 16), Slajsova (m. 76)

El Plantío Municipal Stadium, in Burgos. 9,998 spectators.

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