The women’s field hockey team, Las Leonas, beat their pair of Spain 4-1, on the second date of Group C, in what was by far the best World Cup match in Spain and the Netherlands, which has been held. Olympic Stadium in Trassa (Barcelona). The first success was the presence of 6,660 spectators who practically filled the stadium in a large display of women’s sports, specifically for fans of Spain and Argentina.
The meeting clearly had two phases with the first two quarters where the scoreboard didn’t move despite both teams’ intentions. Argentina, who were very accurate on their debut against Korea by scoring their first four spot kicks in the penalty shootout, missed the four goals they experienced in this first half. Of course, it was necessary to resort to video arbitration to cancel Valentina Costa’s goal due to an error before taking the kick. Spain also had their turn in a frenetic first quarter.
The second was more evenly matched, with RedSticks with a great defense and quick counterattacks that also didn’t find their destiny and so on with 0-0 and another missed penalty kick by each team. Without goals but with a lot of hockey, the break was reached with the feeling that anything could happen.
The third quarter started with a new foul – the sixth – from Argentina with a penalty kick. The Spanish team’s response with a quick set was on the verge of 1-0 but Marta Sego didn’t come close.
Everything changed in the 38th minute. Playing alone in calculating the penalty kick did what seemed obvious. Agostina Gorzelani’s shot made the score 1-0, Las Leonas advanced and in the same minute they enjoyed a seventh penalty kick. This time, Valentina Raposo was responsible for scoring the goal 2-0.
Spain had the opportunity in the next procedure to reduce the difference but was not today in attack and the third penalty corner did not reach its desired destination. Unlike Albiceleste, who corrected everything wrong in the other two quarters to make it 3-0, Agustina Gorzelani once again did. His fourth goal in two games.
Adrian Lock’s players didn’t sink after this unresponsive triple hit that was seen throughout the match. Nine minutes from the end came Spain’s opponent 3-1, a penalty touched by Xantal Giné that gave Begoña García in a great definition from the ground hope. The second goal of Aragon in the World Cup. Fernando Ferrara’s team completed their last fest by scoring Maria Jose Granato 4-1 in the last minute.
And the last match in the qualifying stage next Thursday will be the seventh, against Canada, who fell in their first appearance on Friday against the Spaniard 4-1 and lost on Sunday to Korea 3-2. Las Leonas leads Group C with 6 points, followed by Spain and Korea with 3 points, while Canada closes without any units.