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Spain beat the Netherlands after extra time

Spain beat the Netherlands after extra time

sAfter 2: 1 (1: 1, 0: 0) after extra time against the Netherlands, Spanish football players reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time. Selma Baralelo scored the decisive goal in the second half of extra time in Wellington with an accurate shot into the far corner (111th minute). Maria Caldente had given Spain a lead in New Zealand with a converted penalty in the 81st minute. Captain Stephanie van de Graagt, who conceded the penalty against the Netherlands, equalized 1-1 after ten minutes. The opponents in the semifinals are either the Japanese favorites or the Swedes.

Spain were the dominant team for much of the match, but they were also very lucky in some scenes, such as a penalty kick rebound when the score was 0-0 in the second half. Referee Stephanie Frappart looked at the scene on the screen after a hint from the VAR team about Tatiana Guzman (Nicaragua) and German Marco Fritz and surprisingly canceled the penalty in the 62nd minute. Irene Paredes collided with Lynneth Berenstein after a through ball.

In the 17th minute, a double chance gave Spain their first really good chance to take the lead. Alba Redondo’s header deflected Dafne van Domselaar into the post in the Netherlands goal, and his follow-up shot from close range was also saved off the post.

Spain’s supposed lead after 37 minutes by Esther Redondo was not counted by France’s Frapart due to a tight offside position. The next good chance came right after the break, but a penalty kick late in the second half made the lead possible.

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