Portugal and Spain tie at the women’s European
This Thursday, Portugal and Spain tied at a ball, in the fourth round of the European Women’s Roller Hockey Championship, which takes place at the Pavilhão Municipal do Luso, in Mealhada, in a very intense game based on balance.
The team entered more dangerously and after 4 minutes they took the lead, with a shot by Anna Casaramona, who went under the body of Portuguese goalkeeper Maria Celeste Vieira.
The quinas team reacted well to the goal and started to play closer to the opposing goal, but it was the Portuguese goalkeeper who shone the most in the first 25 minutes, with several high-quality functions.
However, a Portuguese reaction was rewarded in the 21st minute, with a goal by Raquel Santos, who had entered the match moments earlier, culminating a torn pass from Ana Catarina.
In the second half, the Portuguese team appeared more confident and, at 29 minutes, Ana Catarina almost scored the second goal, but it was worth the defense of goalkeeper Anna Ferrer.
On minute 31, Portugal benefited from a free-kick, after Spain added the tenth foul, but Ana Catarina optional defense to the opposing guardian.
Opportunities followed for both teams, with the two goalkeepers showing themselves at a high level.
With 37 seconds to go, a national team benefited from a penalty, committed by the goalkeeper Anna Ferrer, who saw the blue card, but in marking the maximum punishment Ana Catarina could not hit the goal.
With this result, Portugal leads the standings with 10 points, followed by Spain with seven, but one game less.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday, from 8 pm, for the final game of the European Championship, to compete for the first two classified.
Spain is the record holder with six titles – including the last five, with Portugal being a finalist in the last four – followed by Portugal, with three, Italy and Germany, with two, and France, with one.