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Offensively, Spain kept 64% possession and out-passed the Lionesses by 303-178. The Spanish had a 5-2 edge in total shots, a 2-0 edge in big chances and teenage sensation Salma Paralluelo struck the outside of the right post just before halftime. Had that ball snuck inside the post, England would have been in a world of trouble at 2-0 down. Defensively, the waves of pressure from La Roja gave England all kinds of problems. Walsh, Ella Toone and Alex Greenwood were the only English players with at least 80% passing accuracy Sunday, while the Spanish had seven such players. The high press from Spain made it difficult for England to play out from the back, which forced the Lionesses to rely on speculative long balls toward forwards Russo and Hemp.
It was a bit surprising and a strategy that opened the Lionesses up to early fatigue. Fair to wonder if manager Wiegman will tweak that approach at halftime. Might England be better served by forcing Spain to defend for longer stretches? Teams with less possession can still keep the ball for short spells without going straight to goal. 20': Back and forthAn early heatmap for Spain showed a clear intention to build down the left-hand side with the trio of Carmona — who scored what proved to be the winning goal in the semifinals on a fizzed shot from outside the box — Hermoso and Caldentey working some excellent combinations to stretch England's defensive shape.
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Carmona's wonder strike against Sweden propelled La Roja to the final, and her beautiful left-footed finish against England helped Spain win it. The Spanish are the best in the world, and there's no question they're here to stay. 97': Closing out with styleSome proper gamesmanship from the Spanish, who were milking every free kick and every stoppage — a few seconds here, a few seconds there. Impressive game management from Jorge Vilda's team. Knowing how to close out games is a skill, and Spain did a nice job. 92': No quitEngland began to look leggy and fatigued as stoppage time got underway.
And the counter-press from Spain, which rockets into gear the moment La Roja gives the ball away, afforded England no time to breathe and reset. There was plenty for Wiegman to ponder at halftime. Does she commit to playing a lower block defensively and fortify the penalty area with extra bodies? Does she change shape by converting from a back three to a back four? Does she introduce star attacker James? There are no easy answers for a team that struggled to keep possession and dedicated 17. 4% of its passes to low-percentage long balls in an effort to generate counter-attacks.
Meanwhile, the high press and counter-press from La Roja was really causing problems for Wiegman's team. Nearly every location on the field where Spain won tackles came in England's half of the field, demonstrating just how potent and effective its pressing/counter-pressing has been. Salma Paralluelo gets off a shot on goal that hits the post in 46' 29': GOAL! Spain leads 1-0Two games, two goals for Carmona. It was her strike from outside the box that propelled Spain into the final, and now she surged into the box for a low finish into the bottom-right corner after a turnover from England in the middle of the park. Beautiful placement and control. Spain is 5-0-0 (W-D-L) in this tournament when scoring first, and 5-1-1 all-time when doing so. What's more, Carmona is the seventh player all-time to score in the semifinals and the final at the same Women's World Cup and is the fourth-youngest goalscorer in a final at 23 years and 69 days old (and the youngest since Alex Morgan in 2011).
Vilda refused to resign when the players demanded he step down, and months later only three of the original protestors were included in the World Cup squad. That La Roja made it to the final — and won it — despite such upheaval and strife should only underscore the impressiveness of their achievement. But the internal struggles cannot, and should not, overshadow how brilliantly Spain played throughout this tournament, as its possession-based approach became a treasure to behold. Established stars like Alexia Putellas and Aitana Bonmati — perhaps the two best players in world football — were joined by burgeoning talents Salma Paralluelo (19 years old), Eva Navarro (22), Catalina Coll (22) and Carmona (23) in what amounted to a generational collection of firepower and skill.
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68': HandballA lengthy VAR check sent the referee to the monitor to review a potential handball in the box against England's Keira Walsh. The ball struck Walsh's right hand as she lunged toward her right to impede Mariona Caldentey. The review took several minutes, and the end result was a penalty kick awarded to Spain — a massive, massive decision. 60': Spain makes changesSpain manager Vilda made his first change of the second half by replacing right-winger Alba Redondo with Oihane Hernandez, which was an interesting move considering Hernandez primarily plays as a defender.
A significant turnaround from the opening 45 minutes. 70': Denied! Jennifer Hermoso's shot was saved by Earps, who dove to her left and caught the shot. A poorly taken penalty kick by Hermoso — shot didn't have enough pace, nor was it close enough to the corner — but credit to Earps for guessing correctly and making the crucial save. That was the third penalty in a Women's World Cup final (excluding shootouts) all-time and the second to be saved. Mary Earps makes the save on Jennifer Hermoso's penalty kick Still a long way to go, but a good bit of stoppage time can be expected once this game reaches 90 minutes due to the lengthy VAR review, the multiple substitutions by Spain and a player down injured. The referee already pointed to her watch to let the England bench know that she's monitoring all the stoppages thus far.
Spain's Olga Carmona scores goal vs. England in 29' What was interesting about how the game had unfolded up to that point was England's clear intention to counter-attack at maximum speed whenever it won possession. Most people assumed Spain would win the possession battle, but England was compounding that discrepancy by playing at 100 miles per hour and hardly even trying to keep the ball. As soon as Spain turned it over, England was going direct to goal with counter-attack after counter-attack.
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