The ‘invincible’ Spanish women’s soccer team is the first to reach the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 after defeating Switzerland. They punched their ticket to the quarterfinals with a convincing victory over a tough opponent, Switzerland.
Spain defeated Switzerland 5-1 in the round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday (Sept. 5). After conceding an own goal to level the match, the Spanish women’s national team used a strong offensive performance to seal the victory.
Aitana Bonmati opened the scoring in the fifth minute of the first half. Six minutes later, an own goal by Leia Cordina tied the game at 1-1, but the hosts responded with a goal of their own. Alba Redondo scored in the 17th minute. In the 36th minute, Bonmati added another goal. Cordina, who scored an own goal in the 45th minute, added to the scoring festivities.
With the score at 4-1 at halftime, Spain was all smiles midway through the second half. In the 25th minute, Jenny Hermoso found the back of the net off a pass from Bonmati. From there, Spain capitalized to seal the 5-1 victory. Bonmati earned a man-of-the-match honor for her two-goal, one-assist performance. 메이저사이트
With a spot in the quarterfinals, Spain will face the Netherlands-South Africa in the semifinals on Nov. 11. The round of 16 match between the Netherlands and South Africa will be played on June 6.