Spain women come up just short in 1–0 loss to Brazil

Spain women come up just short in 1–0 loss to Brazil

Five FC Barcelona women — Marta Torrejón, Leire, Alexia, Virginia and Marta Corredera — start, while Sònia comes on in second half

The Spanish Women's national team was oh so close to chalking up avaluablepointagainstBrazil — one of theworld powers inwomen's football — but came up short in a 1–0 loss to the Canarinha in Group E play on Saturday night in Montreal, Canada.Spainplayed agreat firsthalf,withvery soliddefensceand several dangerous scoring chances, but the Brazilians were the ones to break the ice on 44 minutes when AndressaAlves banged home her own rebound after her initial shot was stopped by defender CeliaJiménezright on the goalline.

Six FC Barcelona players contributed as MartaTorrejón, Leire, Alexia, Virginia, and MartaCorredera all started and Sòniacame on in minute77 as Spain were pushing hard for the tying goal. SòniaconnectedbeautifullywithVeroBoquete a fewminutes from time but the draw didn't come.Irene had a shot that hit the post in injury time.

Spain now have just one point after two games — they drew 1–1 with Costa Rica on Tuesday — but still depend only on themselves to get out of the group stage. Spain face South Korea on Wednesday.

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