Bitter defeat for Portugal who had recovered two goals behind the Dutch. In the afternoon, the Swedes overcome a Switzerland in emergency with some difficulty
Group C of the European Women’s Championship is what Italy continues to watch carefully. In case of qualification for the quarter-finals of the blue, the opponent would come out of there. With the victories against Switzerland and Portugal, Sweden and the Netherlands (the reigning champion team eliminated Italy at the last World Cup, among other things) they came considerably closer to the passage of the round, to be sealed with a draw on the last day of the program. Sunday.
Netherlands 3-2 Portugal
In Portugal, against a Netherlands without the positive Miedema and Groenen and without the starting goalkeeper Van Veenendaal (injured on his debut against Sweden), another comeback from 0-2 to 2-2 like the one against Switzerland had succeeded. At Wigan & Leigh, with fellow countrymen Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva in the stands cheering, the Portuguese match had also started well, but Ana Borges’ goal was canceled for offside. On the other hand, the Netherlands scored two good goals and both headed: the first in the 7th minute with Egurrola (born in Orlando, who played with the youth teams of Spain but who a few months ago chose Holland, of origin of the mother), the second at 16 ‘with Van der Gragt. When the game for the Netherlands seemed all downhill, after Janssen’s foul in the area on Diana Silva, the Croatian referee Martincic was called to the monitor by the Italian Vars Valeri and Mariani: from the spot Carole Costa reopened the game (38 ‘ ). Portugal’s equalizer came at the opening of the second half with a header by Diana Silva from a cross again by Carole Costa, but the Netherlands immediately returned to the lead with Roord, on an assist from neojuventina Beerensteyn: this goal was also canceled by the Var for an offside position of the Juventus transfer market hit. Van de Donk then made the decisive 3-2 with a splendid right-footed shot from the edge that left Ines Pereira no chance.
In the afternoon, in Sheffield, Sweden with the new Milan player Asllani and the Juventus player Hurtig had beaten Switzerland 2-1, who trained only once between the first and second games due to a gastrointestinal virus that had left a read nine footballers and 11 staff members. Nielsen’s team, however, played it and, after nine minutes, would also have had a penalty kick to take the lead: the Var, however, changed the decision to the Spanish referee Huerta De Aza, who had sanctioned a Eriksson’s regular talk on Maritz. The result was unlocked in the 52nd minute with a goal from Rolfo, star of Sweden and Barcelona, but Switzerland immediately found a draw with Bachmann. To resolve the match, in the 79th minute, the 19-year-old Bennison, who entered the second half, with a sharp right in the corner to the right of goalkeeper Thalmann. In the final, two goals canceled for Blomqvist, who returned to the field after she had been diagnosed and removed with ovarian cancer in 2019.
July 13 – 11:23 pm
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