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Two fingers. Spain did not disappoint in Budapest and starred in a new win in an associative football exhibition ‘made in’ Barcelona. Alexia, Patri and Aitana dominated the midfield and the doublets of Esther, Mariona and Amaiur and the both of Athenea They were worth to add three more points and bring the team closer to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
Szocs; Kovács (Nagy, 72 ‘); Turányi (Nemeth, 46 ‘); V. Szabó; Csiki (Vachter, 46 ‘); Kocsan (Csanyi, 62 ‘); Csiszár; V. Nagy (Szakonyi, 62 ‘); Zeller; Sipos; Lazy
Cloths; Batlle; Mapi Leon; Pereira; Corredera (A.Vicente, 70 ‘); Alexia, Pebble; Aitana (I. Guerrero, 70 ‘); Mariona; Esther González (Amaiur, 59 ‘); Athenea (N. Eizaguirre, 59 ‘)
Esther (0-1, 8 ‘); Esther (0-2, 21 ‘); Mariona (0-3, 23 ‘); Athenea (0-4, 50 ‘); Amaiur (0-5, 79 ‘); Amaiur (0-6, 86 ‘); Mariona (0-7, 90 ‘+ 3)
Sabina Bolic (Croatia). TA Athenea and Corredera
Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium
The Spanish started with a considerable advantage but knowing that they can never take anything for granted until the final whistle. With this determination came the set of Jorge Vilda, who dominated the game and chances during the ninety minutes. Notice Alexia as soon as the game started, approaching dangerously to the goal of Szocs and looking for the finish without rest. Hungary was locked in his field but Spain managed to move the ball with ease. And the first goal was not long in coming. At eight minutes, Pereira threw a foul that took advantage of Mapi Leon to assist, with the head, to Esther Gonzalez. The Real Madrid forward, who doubted whether she was in an illegal position, finished off with ease and waited for the referee to validate the goal to celebrate.
The Spanish team did not let Hungary breathe and went for the second. They tested it Athenea after a great individual play and Ona Batlle with a powerful volley from outside the area that ended up at the hands of Szocs. Until Esther appeared again who, assisted by Patri, found the gap behind the rival defense, controlled with one leg and fired mercilessly with the other to score the second. They did not have time to rebuild the premises. Alexia starred in a great individual play overcoming three defensive lines until he found Patri who, with a great deep pass, put it to Mariona for the Mallorcan to do the third. Only Zeller he had it before the break to close the gap in a dangerous attack that he was able to finally clear Cloths.
Those of Vilda in the second half and they did not let the Hungarians get into the game, playing with suffocating high pressure. The fourth was not made wait. Athenea sentenced the game a few minutes after a great play between Aitana and Mariona. And is that despite some inaccuracies and turnovers, the Spanish did not get tired of going on the attack and looking for the goal incessantly. He almost Nerea Eizaguirre on various occasions and Amaiur he sent a ball to the crossbar within seconds of entering the field of play. But the San Sebastian did not fail and scored a double in ten minutes. The first, after an excellent dribble to pass Patri; and with the second he exhibited his quality and originality topping off his heel.
And there was time for more. Mariona fought a ball in the area of Szocs and beat two defenders and the goalkeeper to put the icing on the cake. The first victory in history against Hungary. The second win and six of six points in an unbeatable debut on his way to Australia and New Zealand. The Spanish women want to show that they not only deserve to be among the top ten in the FIFA rankings, but that they are also going for the World Cup.