The women’s soccer team closes 2022 with a long-suffering victory against Japan

The Spanish women’s soccer team He maintained his good streak and closed the turbulent 2022 with a new victoria (1-0) This Tuesday at La Cartuja in Seville against a competitive Japanafter validating the solitary goal of Alba Redondo.

The ‘new’ team that Jorge Vilda is trying to build complied and showed a good level to add his third win in a row Against a rival, who, although it seems far from his best level of yesteryear, put up a ‘battle’ against the Spanish, dominating the game for much of the match.

Spain closed its season in what was its last friendly before facing 2023, marked by the dispute of the world Cup. Jorge Vilda opted for what ‘a priori’ is established as his gala eleven, although Salma Paralluelo was a substitute, and although with difficulties, he added a new emotional victory against a rival with whom he will meet in the group stage of the event world cup.

Although the Japanese had come out better on the field of play, taking advantage of their ability to go on the counter, the national team had more aim. A shot of Claudia Zornoza that hit the crossbar, Alba Redondo took advantage of it to send the rebound into the back of the net and put Spain ahead on the scoreboard as he already did against Argentina last Friday.

From there, the Japanese team continued to play their game, pressing forward and dominating the midfield, but the lack of effectiveness in the last meters and a great misa rodriguez they avoided the match. The Real Madrid goalkeeper first saved a double chance from Tanaka and before the break she deflected a shot from Minami from point-blank range to a corner after a free kick.

An uncomfortable match for Jorge Vilda’s team that needed a break to rethink their game and find the formula to overcome the defense of five raised by Futoshi Ikeda. However, the Japanese continued to impose their game with the return of the changing rooms and although the locals refreshed their ideas with the entry of Oihane Hernández and Salma Paralluelo, the Asian team barely gave in.



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