Weak turn for Orange women with no chance of practice defeat against Spain

The Dutch football players suffered a hopeless defeat in a friendly match against Spain on Friday: 1-0. The Orange women actually did not create a single chance and owed it to keeper Sari van Veenendaal that the score was not higher.

Patricia Guijarro scored the only goal of the match in the Estadio Municipal de Marbella in the 31st minute.

Spain is number twelve in the FIFA ranking and is eight places lower than the Netherlands. However, national coach Jorge Vilda has access to almost the entire team of FC Barcelona, ​​the team of Lieke Martens that is unprecedentedly dominant this season.

The Orange women will play an exhibition match on Tuesday, then in Nijmegen against Australia (the number seven in the world). The team of national coach Sarina Wiegman uses these friendly duels with top countries in preparation for the Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo.

The reigning European champion won in February against Belgium (1-6) and Germany (2-1) with good play. The previous loss of the Dutch Team was last November in an exhibition game against world champion the United States (0-2).

The Orange women donated a shirt with signatures for the Spanish Virginia Torrecilla, who is recovering from a brain tumor.

Van Veenendaal prevents a bigger defeat

Spain, which joined FC Barcelona with eight players, was much stronger than the Orange squad in the first half. Van Veenendaal prevented with clever saves on attempts by Alèxia Putellas (free kick) and Jenifer Hermoso (free shooting opportunity) that the home team quickly took the lead.

After half an hour, the Spanish women still made the deserved opening goal in Marbella. Guijarro headed in at the far post, after a successful variant at a corner. The 22-year-old midfielder appeared to be offside, but the goal was approved.

The Dutch national team barely made a successful attack, but in the 42nd minute Wiegman’s team was close to the equalizer. Guijarro almost extended a cross from Dominique Janssen into her own goal. The ball went just wide of the post via her knee.

Also in the second half, the Orange women could not make much impression and one after another Spanish attack on Van Veenendaal came. The star had an excellent reflex right after the break and saw Aitana Bonmatí aim for the bar twenty minutes before the end.

Shanice van de Sanden got the only real chance for the Orange just before time, but the substitute could not get her head against a cross from Vivianne Miedema. The Orange leaves Spain with a lot of homework, more than three months before the start of the Games.
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