An exhibition in Baku, crowned with 13 goals, closed the pass of the Spanish team to the Eurocup in England in 2022, where it will be presented among the favorites. The 0-13 was the ideal closure to a qualifying phase where only two points were left in seven games, for a balance of 45 goals in favor and only one against. Like the rest of the continental powers, Jorge Vilda’s team revealed itself match by match as a firm leader, by game, by ambition, and by success.

Spain had no mercy on the weak Azerbaijani team, to which it conceded nothing. He imposed his desire to win, to like himself, and to seduce with his game but, above all, to be seen in England. This 0-13 makes the match on February 23 in the Ciudad del Futbol of Las Rozas, against Poland, the only opponent who scratched them a draw in Group D, inconsequential. The three points that separated the Spanish squad from England were pocketed in the ASK Arena in front of the bottoms, whose scheme was based on a withdrawal of its 10 players in the 30 meters closest to its goal. A reckless invitation to La Roja to attack, charge and insist.

A LITTLE WAIT

For the bands sharpened Mariona Caliente and Marta Cardona inside, the mordant was provided by Jenni Hermoso, moving her wit freely Esther Gonzalez was the point of reference and Patri Guijarro, Alexia Putellas, and Aitana Bonmati led from behind. The premiere in the goal of Misa Rodriguez went unnoticed. The three central, Ivana Andres, Andrea Pereira, and Mapi Leon, were more demanding in construction tasks than defensive ones.

Monopolizing the ball and accumulating arrivals, the pass to the Eurocup only required some patience. Because the wait lasted 21 minutes, when Esther Gonz├ílez responded to the role of ‘9’ by attacking in the small area a measured ball from Mariona Caldentey, elusive on the wing and precise in the service.

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Levante’s forward, top producer of Primera Iberdrola, was unleashed as a result of that action. He also made the 0-2 and the 0-3, from head to center by Patri Guijarro and Alexia Putellas. He reflected his hunger for a goal again, at 0-4, liquidating his poker in just 10 minutes.

Jenni Hermoso joined the party with two goals in minutes 33 and 43. At halftime, a conclusive 0-6. The Madrilenian continued sweet in the second half, with another three goals, five in total. Marina Caldentey, Eva Navarro, Nerea Eizagirre, and Esther Gonzalez, also with their fifth target, rounded the score 0-13.