The Spanish National Team jumped into the Letzigrund Arena with the intention of following the first leg against Switzerland where they defeated their opponent, 5-0. And the start couldn’t have been better. Spain monopolized the ball in the opposing field and for the first time they had it, they struck the first blow thanks to a game that Montse Tomé had been rehearsing for the past few days with his players.
Tere Abelleira crossed at the far post where Oihane appeared, after a clearance, to head a shot into the net. Special day for the Biscayan, who scored the first goal of his career with the Spanish National Team.
But as the coach said in the press conference before the match, this team is “ambitious” and is not satisfied with a goal that was not realized for a long time. Salma appeared near the balcony of the place and saw Lucía García open to the left. The Manchester United player quickly returned the ball to his teammate, who was waiting behind and immediately began to move away from his pair and rush to the baseline. All that was left was to provide dead passes for Alexia Putellas to score at will.
Spain did not take its foot off the accelerator during the second half and repeated from a corner. This time, Tere Abelleira’s remote-controlled ball flew over the head of María Méndez, who attacked the ball and also made her debut as a scorer for the national team. Minutes later, Alexia converted the ultimate penalty to extend the lead.
Switzerland almost scored by accident when new arrival on the field, Pilgrim, controlled a long ball and saved Misa’s clearance, but Spain hit back with a header from Athenea del Castillo after Alexia’s big pass. There is still time to reach the double and Maite Oroz will score another goal. The game is almost over and Montse Tomé’s team claim their fourth consecutive important win in the UEFA Women’s Nations League.