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Spain rallies from a deficit to defeat Finland 4-1 in the women’s competition

Spain rallies from a deficit to defeat Finland 4-1 in the women’s competition

Spain rallies from a deficit to defeat Finland 4-1 in the women’s competition

Spain rallies from a deficit to defeat Finland 4-1 in the women’s competition

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  • Spain came from behind to beat Finland 4-1 in Milton Keynes.
  • Mariona Caldentey converted a stoppage-time penalty to round off the scoring.

Spain made a triumphant beginning to their Women’s European Championship crusade after they dug out from a deficit to beat Finland 4-1 in Milton Keynes on Friday.

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Linda Sallstrom gave Finland an unexpected lead in the main moment however Spain returned with headers from chief Irene Paredes, midfielder Aitana Bonmati and forward Lucia Garcia. They adjusted the scoring with a punishment from Mariona Caldentey.

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Forward Sallstrom hit a low shot into the base left corner following a heavenly pass from safeguarding Anna Westerlund as dark horses Finland assumed early command over the Group B experience.

Yet, Spain, playing without the harmed Jennifer Hermoso and Alexia Putellas, soon defeated the early nerves and tracked down the balancer in the 26th moment when the plain Paredes scored a transcending header from Caldentey’s corner.

Jorge Vilda’s group started to lead the pack in the 41st moment after Mapi Leon cleared in a splendid cross from the left and Bonmati headed the ball into the top corner.

Garcia then headed in from Leon’s free kick in the 75th moment to make it 3-1 preceding Caldentey scored with a stoppage-time punishment.

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Caldentey found the top corner from the spot in the 95th moment after Elli Pikkujamsa cut down Marta Cardona in the container.

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The triumph put Spain top of Group B, which likewise incorporates Denmark and Germany.

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