Spain beats Sweden 2-1 in a nail-biter seals its seat in the Women’s World Cup final
After a thrilling victory against Sweden, Spain will compete in the Women’s World Cup final for the first time in their history.
Now, all eyes will be on Sydney on Wednesday for the highly anticipated match between England and Australia.
On Wednesday, England and Australia will compete against each other in a World Cup semifinal match. This matchup is one of the most heated rivalries in all of sports.
The Swedes, who were playing in their sixth World Cup semi-final, had only conceded two goals in their previous five games.
They dared Spain to do more with the ball in the first half and remained their usual stubborn selves, not allowing a goal in the opening 45 minutes for the sixth consecutive encounter.
While Elin Rubensson’s well-timed tackles kept them safe in defense, their inability to get to La Roja was hampered by careless passing.
Salma Paralluelo replaced Alexia Putellas in the 57th minute as coach Jorge Vilda reshaped Spain’s assault. As a result of her prompt action, Alba Redondo was able to get off a shot that went wide of the goal.
Salma Paralluelo, who is only a teenager, has been a big surprise in the knockout rounds of this World Cup.
She came off the bench in the semifinal against the Netherlands and scored the game-winning goal in the 111th minute of extra time.
Today also she did the trick again.
She came on in the 57th minute and made an impact right away, giving the Swedish defense a lot of trouble.
She had every right to score the goal that put Spain ahead before all the chaos started. She will be thinking about whether or not she has done enough to get a spot in the final.
Now It should be a cracking atmosphere at Stadium Australia tomorrow evening, with the game sold out.