No magic, no goals, no victories, no efforts are saved. Never. Except after touching the sky, lowering a star that premiered in the New Archangel and demonstrating that they can exorcise all demons. Everyone, not just those who run after the ball. Also that of discrimination, that of abuse. Spain needed a feast and gave it to Switzerland. An entire stadium, 14,194 voices breaking records and making an exhibition of militancy, reminded the players of the Spanish team that they have won all the battles.
They had to stain their boots with a mud that weighed them down for a month, enduring the exposure of a dark side, remembering, also last night, that #Se He finished and struggling to get what was seen was only his immense light.
Switzerland was blinded. He did not know how to snatch the ball, stuck to the foot of the Spaniards, nor could he disturb them or hold an imperial Alexia Putellas to prevent him from catalyzing the attack. Spain strolled. He settled in the Swiss field looking for the second victory that greases the qualification for the playoffs of this Nations League that has double prize. The third was to see how neither sleep nor musings distract them from hunger on the lawn.
Lucía Garcítried to hit fast at the start, then Putellas with a left-footed shot that missed high and then Aitana Bonmatí trying to hunt a back pass from the captain's baseline. It was a matter of testing an insecure Herzog. The only scare of Switzerland could be given in a corner kick with a header from Bühler, the center of Tottenham. And it is that the ball barely passed through his boots or to launch counterattacks that broke the Spanish defense in which Montse Tomé lined up Oihane but Olga Carmona was the most applauded by the stands. Heroine of the World Cup and Andalusian, as not to excite the Cordovan fans.
Eva Navarro had also entered the eleven, who sought to take advantage of a mistake by the Swiss with a shot from the half moon of the area. By then the mischievous Mariona had already detected how the defenses trembled when they appeared in a waterspout if the Archangel roared. At the second attempt to press, to disturb his exit, he caused the failure of the goalkeeper, dribbled it and served the first goal to Lucía García. The one of Montse Tomé and his players, flowed. It was not a duel of attrition as the Swedes proposed and that was an advantage. Under the command of Alexia, Aitana Bonmatí began to appear. The result was still short despite the fact that only Wälti had tested Cata Coll with a distant shot. On the edge of the break, the advantage was fattened with a center of Carmona that Bonmatí caught of ball and the goalkeeper could not stop despite his attempt. Upon returning from the locker room, the walk of the Spanish women accelerated.
He looked for the coach – followed in the box by President Rocha and the CSD, Victor Francos – more electricity with Athenea and finish with Gabarro, in an attempt to distribute efforts. Those of Alexia Putellas were the ones who allowed the thrashing. He assisted Aitana to score the third and then saw the race to the fast Real Madrid winger, whose shot came to clear the Swiss goalkeeper but was pushed by Inma Gabarro to make the fourth goal and close a game and a window of which they will be especially proud. He couldn't even put a Lehmann mole on him because he lost his hand to hand to Cata Coll. Spain raised their hand with Maite Oroz's extraordinary goal impaling a bounce early from the front.
The selection closes a dark week, which began with indignation, lack of sleep, eternal meetings and the need to fight for the future beyond the field. The Nations League, the Olympic Games in Paris and the European Championship in Switzerland in 2025 looked very far before a dark blue horizon almost black. The political intervention, the sanity of the RFEF and the sisterhood of players and fans around the world pushed changes that allowed these players to worry again about what happens for 90 minutes on a pitch. When they do, there is no doubt that they are the best in the world. And now, they will fight the following battles again, which does not seem to be charged as a victim to the coach Montse Tomé.
- Women's Football
- Spain Women's National Team