Spain seeks to seal another goal and test its ‘wardrobe’

Spain seeks to seal another goal and test its ‘wardrobe’

The world champion wants to repeat the victory in Tenerife against Denmark and finalize her qualification for EURO 2025


The Spanish women’s team wants to certify this Tuesday (9:30 p.m., peninsular time/La 1) at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López in Santa Cruz de Tenerife the ticket for the next Euro Cup in 2025 in Switzerland, beating Denmark for the second time in just three days, in a match in which Montse Tomé will have to deal with several casualties.

After the 0-2 victory in Vejle against the Danes, with goals from Jennifer Hermoso and Mariona Caldentey and quite a bit of solidity, the world champion will once again face this rival against whom she could already certify a new objective and, perhaps, begin to have another look towards the next one, the Paris Olympic Games. If Spain achieves three new points, the last two matches in July against the Czech Republic and Belgium would no longer have qualifying significance.

The number one in the ranking continues to offer a great competitive level and quite solidly tied down a team that was always dangerous, and even more so at home, like the Danish team, where they also did not miss the loss of starting players, which is being the worst news of this concentration .

Tomé was no longer able to count on his two main full-backs, Olga Carmona and Ona Batlle, due to injury, and on Friday he also did not give minutes to a key piece in the middle like Aitana Bonmatí. The Ballon d’Or winner was finally sidelined due to a muscle injury and will not be able to participate in a match that will also be missed by forward Alba Redondo and midfielder Vicky López due to injury, in her case due to having to take an EBAU exam.

The coach did not hesitate to draw on the U-23 youth team and called forward Bruna Vilamala and midfielder Fiamma Benítez to reinforce a ‘Red’ team that could opt for rotations to compensate for the current harshness of a demanding and too much breathing.

Thus, there could be changes in all lines, including the goal where Misa Rodríguez could be the starter for playing at ‘home’ and her appearance at the previous press conference could have given one more clue. In defense, Laia Codina suffered a blow and captain Irene Paredes has accumulated a lot of wear and tear so they could make way for María Méndez, who already started and scored against the Czech Republic, and Laia Aleixandri, in the eleven against Denmark as a midfielder.

It does seem that the two full-backs, Leila Ouahabi and Oihane Hernández, will repeat, and Alexia Putellas, more ‘fresh’ due to her fewer accumulated minutes, also has many signs of doing so. Next to her, Tere Abelleira would occupy the place left by Aleixandri, while Jenni Hermoso, substituted in the second half in Vejle, could remain in the eleven.

In attack, Salma Paralluelo was also the victim of a blow and could make way for the most specific ‘9’ there is, Inma Gabarro. Eva Navarro and Lucía García could give new air on the wings in place of Mariona Caldentey and Athenea del Castillo.

For its part, Andrée Jeglertz’s team will try to take advantage of these possible numerous rotations and manage to create more problems than a few days ago for the world champion, against whom it is still looking for the first victory in its history and which will also put it close to the EURO.

Their main asset will once again be the forward Pernille Harder, who was one of the players who did the most damage to the Spanish team, along with the great performance of the goalkeeper Ostergaard, who left very good interventions. To have more offensive bite, the Danish coach could opt for one more forward between the Real Madrid players Signe Bruun and Caroline Moeller and return to a more classic 4-3-3.



SPAIN: Rodríguez; Hernandez, Mendez, Aleixandri, Ouahabi; Hermoso, Abelleira, Putellas; Navarro, Gabarro and García.

DENMARK: Ostergaard; Roads, Ballisager, Obaze; Holmgaard, Thogersen, Hasbo, Kühl; Vangsgaard, Moller y Harder.

–REFEREE: Maria Caputi (ITA).

–STADIUM: Heliodoro Rodríguez López of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

–TIME: 9:30 p.m./1st.