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Wellington (New Zealand), Aug 11: Spain scored a decisive 2-1 win over the Netherlands after extra time in the Women’s World Cup.
With this victory, the Spain women’s team has confirmed its place in the semi-finals for the first time.
Although Spain could not score a single goal at the end of the first half, Spain maintained complete dominance. He put the Netherlands under constant pressure, displaying excellent passing and ball control, and had eleven shots on goal.
In response, the Netherlands had a quiet first half and could not find a single shot on the goalpost.
The match was going completely Spain’s way when, in a dramatic twist, the Netherlands came back with a goal in injury time.
In the 111th minute of the game, 19-year-old Salma Parluelo scored a quick and powerful goal to make it 2-1 for Spain.
This time Spain won a very exciting match, keeping the Netherlands away from the goal until the final whistle.
Spain will now face whichever team wins in the semi-finals between Japan and Sweden.