Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Spain, world champion!

Champions. historical. Eternal. Words are left over when the sky is touched. Spain is world champion. I repeat. WORLD CHAMPION. And she did it by beating the current queen of Europe in a duel as competitive as it was exciting. Olga Carmona she was the heroine again with a goal that will remain forever in the memory of an entire country.

A ceremony at the height of a World Cup final, without surnames or labels, in an Australia Stadium in Sydney that was packed to overflowing. Live music, fireworks and light show. Tears in the eyes of some players while the anthems played. It was a historic moment for each and every one of those present. The first World Cup final for Spain and England, both were looking for their first star.

The most difficult eleven Jorge Vilda It was a gala, of course. A single change with respect to the semifinals: entered Salma Paralluelo by Alexia Putellasand Jenni Beautiful returned to average. Yeah Sarah Wiegman had chosen to keep the letter from Lauren James To use it as a boost in the second half, the Madrid coach did not hesitate to take out his starting ace.

Comes and goes

Surprised England with suffocating pressure from the first second, with Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo looking for the slightest error of the Spanish defense and Lucy Bronze attacking the back of Olga Carmona. The first half hour was crazy. Comings and goings, very open party. Both teams with everything and without leaving anything in the pipeline.

Absolute superiority of Spain with the ball, with a book connection between Ona Batlle, Aitana Bonmati and round dawn. From the left, and from less to more, Olga and Salma They understood each other like never before. And Mariona Caldentey was everywhere at once. The negative note, the losses in the midfield of Tere Abelleira and Jenni Beautiful unprecedented in the rest of the tournament.

Action Reaction

This is how the most dangerous occasions for the ‘Lionesses’ arrived, with a Hemp especially plugged in. Arsenal’s new striker was left practically alone against Tasting Coll and saw how Laia Codina He overtook her in the race and then cut another arrival of hers to send the ball to a corner. But the clearest was a ball that crashed against the crossbar, on 16′, which could have changed the script for the final.

Spain reacted and found its most obvious opportunity in the following action. Failed Sunrise, who had practically the entire goal for her. It was more difficult to miss it than to mark it. And she thereupon she saved Mary Earps another occasion from La Mancha, after a good center of Olga and a semi-failure in the first instance from Salma.

Olga of my life

And the goal came. Again, Olga Carmona, who was already the heroine in the semifinals. he stole the ball Tere Abelleiraput it Mariona and surprised by the left with another great goal crossing the Sevillian from afar, with a prior gift from Bronze. Before the break the second could arrive, they were left with honey on their lips Irene Paredesimmeasurable in defense, and Salmawho sent a shot with his right foot to the post.

traded letters sarina at the restart. Lauren James and chloe kelly they entered by Dali and Russian. England won in imbalance and power and was scary again, with constant threats for a few minutes to the goal of Tasting Coll. another of Hemp that left brushing against the wood.

Suffering and final madness

The change of vilda he was more fearful, despite the fact that the margin of advantage was short. He chose to reinforce the defense. Oihane Hernandez by Sunrise, although the winger played as a winger in attack and as a winger in defense. She had Spain second on three occasions. A shot of Mariona from the balcony, with a pipe prior to the English rear, which Earps diverted. Jenni Beautiful missed a penalty, by hand Keira Walsh and shot without power -although it should have been repeated due to the position of the English goalkeeper-, which is paid at the price of gold in a final. And a left-handed Aitana he left skimming the crossbar.

The Red shot intelligence in the final minutes, letting time pass. The worst, the injury Laia Codinawhich, after a lack of Hemp he withdrew limping and cursing impotently. he had minutes Alexia Putellas, applauded by the entire crowd. And the referee added thirteen minutes that took forever. She had learned her lesson and knew how to endure the Spanish team. With that mentality she had gone from being fragile to being vigorous. Because that’s how you win the finals. Hard. With pride. With good football. Spain is world champion. You already have your star. For which they started. For those who won today. For those who stayed on the road. And for those that will come. Eternal.


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