South Africa’s women made history by defeating strong Italy in the Women’s World Cup for the first time in the knockout stage. But their journey did not last. The Proteas had to leave after losing 2-0 to the Netherlands in the round of sixteen.
The Netherlands, who are far ahead in power, monopolize possession. But the South African women’s team did not give up on the attack. The Netherlands girls kept the ball under their control for 70 percent of the entire match. And South Africa took a total of six shots on goal. There are two goals in total.
On the other hand, the Proteas did not care about possession of the ball. The South African women’s team could only keep the ball under their control for 30 percent of the entire match. However, they attacked the opponent’s goal immediately. The Netherlands had a total of seven shots on goal. But did not get the desired goal.
The Dutch women’s team played attacking football from the start of the match held at the Allianz Stadium. In that case, they found the goal in the ninth minute of the match. Jill Roard scored the first goal for the team. If there were no more goals in the first half, the Dutch went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
After trailing in the first half, South Africa launched a series of surprise attacks from the start of the second half. Still could not see the desired goal. On the other hand, another goal was scored in the 68th minute of the match. At this time, the team’s star footballer Lyneth Barrestein led the Netherlands by 2-0 by scoring a goal.
After that, no more goals were seen until the end of the match. As a result, the Netherlands won the match with a margin of 2-0 and secured the top eight spot.