China v Spain | Group Stage 2019
Even in Le Havre, it was awards, and eventually the outcome was right for both sides. Player Peng Shimeng of the Match was a range of attempts on the objective, but La Roja was unable to discover a route around the Chinese wall. Spain was dominant. Spain is second behind Group B winning Germany in the goalless match, while China PR’s four-point final score guarantees advancement as one of the highest third-placed teams.
“I’ve never seen my coach crying before. The first time I saw him cry, I couldn’t help but cry too. I felt so sad and touched. It has been a very tough year for our coach, he’s worked so hard.”
Peng Shimeng, Visa Player of the Match
The Steel Roses focused on their defense power and resisted La Roja’s ongoing assault. There were not many hazardous assaults on the Chinese hand on a mildly less favorable note. At this tournament the PSG star Wang Shuang still hasn’t shown the greatest version of her. Will coach Jia keep giving her more opportunities in the future? Clearly Peng Shimeng was one of the excellent players who requested the Match Visa Player to assist her side to a valuable issue.
“We’re very grateful for all the Spanish fans who came to watch. Of course we’re happy to qualify for the round of 16, we’re continuing to make history. We knew a draw was a possibility, it would’ve been good to have scored but I think today the Chinese goalkeeper was very very good.”
Jorge Vilda, Spain coach
Spain has for the first moment made history and advancement from the collective level. But likely not in the manner they intended today with an objective draw. The squad again verified that they are fighting powerful and well organized defense forces, which is what they are fighting China today. Although Jorge Vilda preferred a very aggressive start of the XI and La Roja had most of the ball, they were not able to achieve the much awaited objective. If you want to proceed creating history, you will have to operate on this profligacy.
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