Aitana Bonmatí scores her first goal against Switzerland, the second of the national team. Alejandro Ruesga
The women's team has pull, hook and, above all, football as argued in the first game he played in Spain after winning the World Cup, the second of the Nations League against Switzerland with a victory that explained that there is no team that combines the ball better. Nor that he finishes it, because with an attack and perennial goal, with a football to the approach, he decomposed a rival who barely saw them coming. Alexia ruled the controls in the axis, shone as usual Aitana in the final point of the collective game and scored five goals like five suns, many of beautiful invoice like that of Maite Oroz to put the brooch to the challenge, a shot from outside the area at the exit of a corner that removed the cobwebs of the squad. Glory for the national team, which awaits with its fight for equality as it convinces with its football.
With feminism and the rights by flag that they defend, their struggle already beats, to the point that they are achieving the desired structural changes in the federation after the ignominious kiss of Rubiales to Jenni Hermoso – resignation of the president, dismissal of the technician Jorge Vilda and the general secretary Andreu Camps, among others – in addition to the support of society. This was reflected in Córdoba, where there were still gaps to fill in the stadium, but where the record capacity was achieved in a match of the selection with 14,194 spectators, when the previous record was 11,209 in the Sadar, envite of the previous course in which they were measured against the United States. That this Spain seduces is proven by looking at last year's clash on the same stage, in the New Archangel, when it fought with Sweden and the stands, cadaverous, had 5,658 spectators.
It has been a month of endless meetings between the players to go all to one, to vindicate the treatment they have received systematically for years, as denounced by the now captain and double Golden Ball, Alexia Putellas. They positioned themselves in favor of the #SeAcabó—they showed before the match the banner with the slogan next to the Swiss as they did with the Swedes in the last meeting—, of not playing until there are changes. For that they had to endure a call to which they expressly renounced but that they had to attend because they were exposed to serious federal sanctions, even to the withdrawal of the license. But the passing of the days and the dialogue – sometimes until five in the morning – in addition to the commitment of the federation and the Higher Sports Council (CSD) led to an entente, to a peace waiting for more changes, of a clean one that the players consider capital to be able to carry out their work as professionals. Palace entanglements and speeches of the players that have penetrated. Because reason and football have plenty of them.
Red and yellow ruled the New Archangel, face paintings, thunderous trumpets in the South African vuvuzela style, T-shirts and flags everywhere, also the repetitive cry of "I am Spanish, Spanish!" or "World Champions!" with the tune that the Italians patented with the 2006 World Cup. Although what seemed to be a full because it was rumored that there were no tickets left, was a short hair, record after all. The players thanked him in their own way, explaining once again that they are the best.
It soon became clear that the ball was from Spain, pack for virgueras like Aleixandri, who marked a roulette to get the ball from behind, like Alexia and an autopase or several carat pipes, like Aitana and her omnipresence in football between the lines ... It remained, however, to find the crack for the last pass, the ingenuity to shell a motley Swiss back, who accumulated troops near the area with no other argument than to try to go against. With a lot of physical but without initiative and without blushing for refusing a protagonism that Spain assumed with pleasure. For that it was worth saving and distributing the ball, but also with pressing up against rivals who risked from the root. Thus, Mariona stole a ball inside the area after a bad pass from the goalkeeper and gave the ball to Lucía García, who blew it into the net to open the can. Before Lucia had already warned with two centered shots, Alexia with one high and another that tickled the post of Eva Navarro. So did Mariona... Many shots and little booty, although zero suffering because Switzerland barely passed to the other side of the net and because Aitana holed a center of Olga to close the act with the sufficiency of who knows better.
The attack had no end, offensive football was the saint and sign, so Aitana repeated goal to open the curtain of the second chapter, celebration to which Gabarro joined after a rejection. And the icing on the cake of Maite Oroz to the beat of the successful breath of "World Champions!". New victory of Spain in the Nations League, intact aspiration to reach the Games and waves for a team that fights, seduces and conquers.
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