Larroquete blocks with a header and Dos Santos scores a great goal but it’s not enough: Argentina is eliminated from the Women’s Gold Cup

Share This Post

- Advertisement -

He Argentina women’s team He could not overcome an extremely complicated rival like Brazil in the quarter-finals of Concacaf Gold Cup. The 5-1 defeat suffered in the early hours of this Sunday marked the end of the adventure of the players led by Germán Portanova in the competition underway in the United States.

- Advertisement -

However, beyond the heavy defeat suffered at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, the match left some jewels in the Argentine team, who had reached this stage after finishing as the best third in the group stage.

On the one hand, the delivery, graphically represented in an action where Mariana Larroquete risked her body trying to block with her head. On the other hand, the premium definition by Celeste Dos Santos converting the discount for the albiceleste, tonight dressed in dark.

- Advertisement -

The first of these actions occurred in the second half, when Argentina was already 3-0 down thanks to goals from Vitória Yaya, with a header, Yasmim and Bia Zaneratto. Just over a quarter of an hour had passed when Larroquette tried to cover the ball against an opponent and it went a little long.

In order not to lose possession of the ball, the Orlando Pride footballer dived in with her head and received as a “reward” an involuntary kick in the face from Zaneratto, although fortunately she was able to continue to participate in the match.

Later, ten minutes before regulation time expired, it was Celeste Dos Santos’ turn to shine. The Boca Juniors player received a deep pass from Camila Gómez Ares, who had replaced Aldana Cometti shortly before, and faced the goal alone with the match already 4-0, because Gabi Nunes, with a header, had extended the difference in favor of Brazil.

Far from becoming agitated, Dos Santos approached the penalty area and, noticing that Luciana, the rival goalkeeper, was ahead, hit her above the head, delicately and with great quality, to score the Argentine discount.

Already in injury time Bia Zaneratto scored her brace, in addition to the 5-1 for Brazil, who had just passed the group stage with a perfect score, 7 goals for and none against, thus obtaining the ticket to the semi-final. the tournament in which both were presented as selected teams invited by Conmebol.

The yellow-greens await the winner of the match between Mexico and Paraguay on Sunday, while on the other side of the group Canada, gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, entered the group of the best four teams in the competition by beating Costa Rica 1 -0 and awaits the winner of the match between the United States, the last champion, and Colombia.

Source: Clarin

- Advertisement -

Related Posts