Spain’s third goal was scored by Esther Gonzalez in the match against Costa Rica, the first match of the group stage of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Valeria del Campo opened the scoring with an own goal. The Costa Rican crossed home from Esther and it was Spain’s first goal. Aitana Bonmati scored the second goal after just one minute. It is the team that sets the pace of the game and monopolizes possession and opportunities. Costa Rica proposes a very defensive game to block Spain’s attacks, striving to counterattack. However, Vilda’s men were quick to stop the Central American team’s counter-attacks, which generated no danger.
Mesa, Irene Paredes, Ivana Andres, Una Batley, Olga Carmona, Atenea del Castillo, Salma Paraloillo, Jenny Hermoso, Aetana Bonmatti, Teresa Apelera, Esther Gonzalez
Daniela Solera, Mariana Benavides, Valeria del Campo, Fabiola Villalobos, Maria Elizondo, Maria Couto, Catherine Alvarado, Gloriana Villalobos, Priscilla Chinchilla, Melissa Herrera and Maria Salas
Objectives 1-0 min 20: Valeria del Campo (R). 2-0 min. 22: Aitana Bonmati. 3-0 min 27: Esther Gonzalez.
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ESP 3 – 0 CRC
Third for Spain! Esther confirms victory over Costa Rica with the team’s third goal in less than 10 minutes.
ESP 2 – 0 CRC
Spain goal! The selection puts the batteries. Aitana Bonmati ranks second for Spain with a stunning shot against Costa Rica.
ESP 1 – 0 CRC
Spain goal! Esther crossed from the side of the area in search of a teammate and finally it was the Costa Rican from Campo who pushed the ball into her own goal.
ESP 0-0 CRC
Spain’s first! The team had the first chance of the match. Esther finished off a cross from Selma but the ball went wide. Spain sets the pace and creates opportunities in the Costa Rica region. The Central American team exploits their counter-attacking options, but lacks the speed and numbers to create danger. Solera saved the Costa Rican national team, stopping a shot from Ivana that was heading straight for the goal.
ESP 0-0 CRC
Spain wants possession at the start of the game. The team controls the ball and the rhythm of the match, and seeks to get closer to the Costa Rica area, which has planted itself with a low defensive block to repel Spanish attacks.
The match begins!
Spain is seeking to win its first World Cup match against Costa Rica.
Costa Rica’s starting eleven:
solera. Villalobos, Benavides, del Campo; Cotto, Alvarado, Gloria Villalobos, Elizondo; Herrera, Salas, Chinchilla
This is the starting eleven for Spain
Mass; Una Batley, Irene Paredes, Ivana, Olga; Teresa, Aetana, Athena; Selma Baraluelo, Esther, Jenny Hermoso
Good morning! Welcome to the live broadcast of Spain – Costa Rica, the first match of the national team from the group stage in the World Cup Australia and New Zealand. Jorge Vilda’s men are looking to start off on the right foot in their first appearance in the tournament, as they look to lift the World Cup on August 20. Enjoy the game with us. Let’s Begin!