Rapinoe penalty gives USA Soccer late lead And victory

Spain Vs USA: Rapinoe Penalty Gives USA Soccer Late Lead And Victory

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In Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019, the United States women’s national team went a long way.The match between Spain and USA team was much closer than anyone expected or predicted.Here, US required two penalty kicks to defeat Spain,2-1.Outstanding Megan Rapinoe striked both of them,one in each half.

They(USA)have a powerful squad but didn’t able to make golden chances as they had in earlier games.But they survived this day and secured to fight for another day in the quarterfinals against the host France.

USWNT(United States Women National Team)striked just 7 minutes into the match but allowed minutes later on a misplay by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and Becky Sauerbrunn(defender) at the back.Later, a Spanish star named Jenni Hermoso took the opportunity and found the back of the net for the leveling of goal.

After that in the 2nd half, Rose Lavelle(Spain) was gotten hold of down the box.Later, VAR established the penalty and Rapinoe made it 2-1 with 14 minutes left in the game.

Jenni Hermoso scored a goal against USA
Jenni Hermoso scored a goal against USA
(photo credit:Instagram)

Match Statistics:

SpainTeam StatsUnited States
Jenni-9’GoalsM. Rapinoe-7’(P),76’(P)
4Shots10
1Shots on target2
44%Possession56%
330Passes424
69%Pass accuracy76%
18Fouls4
1Yellow cards1
0Red cards0
2Offsides2

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