Canada’s women’s soccer team blanks Argentina behind 2nd-half rally


Canada rallied within the second half, pulling forward on an personal aim and Cloe Lacasse’s first senior strike to defeat 10-woman Argentina 2-0 in a ladies’s worldwide soccer pleasant Thursday in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

Neither group confirmed a crowning glory within the first half on a heat night at Estadio Sanluqueno. However Canada, bolstered by reinforcements off the bench, appeared extra harmful after the break and pulled forward within the 68th minute.

Evelyne Viens, after a pleasant give-and-go with fellow substitute Simi Awujo, went after a free ball within the Argentina penalty field. She arrived similtaneously goalkeeper Vanina Correa and, within the ensuing collision, the ball bounced again off defender Vanessa Santana into the aim.

Substitute Quinn, who goes by one title, began the play with a ball that sliced open the Argentine defence.

Lacasse made it 2-0 within the 87th minute, tapping house a cross off fellow substitute Clarissa Larisey that bounced off the Argentine ‘keeper and dropped at her ft for her first aim in 12 senior appearances. A late Viens aim was negated by offside.

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Canada shuts out Argentina 2-0 in Spain

Cloé Lacasse scored the go forward aim for Canada to seal a 2-0 victory over Argentina in a pleasant Thursday.

Canada, ranked seventh on this planet, had 66 per cent possession within the first half however was not scientific in entrance of aim. And when it did threaten, Correa was as much as the problem. No. 31 Argentina, in the meantime, confirmed its ability on the ball when it had it however didn’t put a shot heading in the right direction within the first 45 minutes.

Argentina was bodily on the day and Marina Delgado was despatched off within the 57th minute after receiving a second yellow for lashing out with an arm and connecting with Canada ahead Adriana Leon’s throat after the 2 tangled going after the ball. Delgado picked up her first yellow within the 53rd minute.

The Canadian ladies face No. 76 Morocco on Monday at Estadio Municipal de Chapin in Jerez. The video games come within the final worldwide window earlier than the Oct. 22 attract Auckland for subsequent 12 months’s FIFA Ladies’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Canada coach Bev Priestman was with out captain Christine Sinclair, Ashley Lawrence, Vanessa Gilles, Deanne Rose, Gabrielle Carle and Jayde Riviere, all injured.

Argentina was additionally lacking gamers because of membership commitments within the Copa Libertadores competitors.

Midfielder Jessie Fleming, incomes her 108th cap, wore the captain’s armband within the absence of Sinclair. The Canadian beginning 11 went into the match with a mixed 808 caps.

Kailen Sheridan began in aim behind a again 4 of Allysha Chapman, Kadeisha Buchanan, Shelina Zadorsky and Bianca St-Georges. Fleming partnered Julia Grosso within the coronary heart of the midfield with Nichelle Prince, Janine Beckie and Leon enjoying behind striker Jordyn Huitema.

Beckie, who has performed each at fullback and wing, took over the No. 10 function instead of Sinclair.

Gradual begin

It was a scrappy opening with each groups seeking to discover their rhythm. Canada got here shut within the tenth minute after a advantageous run and cross by Prince, solely to have the play whistled useless when the ball hit Leon’s arm earlier than she swept it into aim.

Mariana Larroquette’s header off an Argentina nook went simply excessive within the fifteenth minute.

The Argentines took no prisoners with Leon toppled closely thrice and Huitema bodied to the bottom as soon as within the first half-hour.

Delgado virtually put the ball in her aim within the thirtieth minute making an attempt to cope with a low cross from St- Georges, the recipient of an correct via ball from Fleming.

Correa made a advantageous reflex save to disclaim Leon within the thirty fifth minute after one other Prince cross.

Priestman despatched on Quinn and Viens to begin the second half, with Beckie dropping again to fullback. And Correa needed to be sharp to make a one-handed save off a Viens header within the forty ninth minute.

Correa stopped a Buchanan header off a nook within the sixty fourth minute with Awujo and Lacasse coming off the Canada bench quickly after. Lacasse virtually scored seconds later however her header flashed vast.

Larisey got here on within the 78th minute for her second Canadian cap.

Like Olympic champion Canada, Argentina and Morocco have certified for the 2023 soccer showcase, which runs July 20 to Aug. 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

Argentina booked its ticket by advantage of its third-place end on the Copa America Femenina in July in Colombia.

The Canadian ladies had received all 5 earlier matches with Argentina, outscoring the South Individuals 12-1. However Canada wanted a Ninetieth-minute aim by Sarah Stratigakis to prevail 1-0 once they met final day trip, in February 2021 on the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando.

The final three conferences, together with the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2011 Pan American Video games, have been all determined by one aim.

The Olympic champion Canadians improved to 9-2-3 this 12 months, with the losses coming to the top-ranked U.S. (1-0 in July within the CONCACAF W Championship last) and No. 8 Spain (1-0 in February on the Arnold Clark Cup).

They have been coming off wins (1-0 and 2-1) over No. 12 Australia in September.


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