The Warriors nonetheless have one final life within the European
Spain continues to blur its progress on this Europeanwith a defeat that was not anticipated when the Guerreras gained by 4 targets within the fifty minute (20-16). Thankfully, the final Polish objective got here out of time and stayed at 21-22; that element that appears minor could possibly be definitive as a result of for the issues of arithmetic, on Wednesday the Spanish can be value profitable by one or two targets in opposition to Germany (Extra doesn’t matter, as a result of a win kicks out Germany and places in Poland, if the Poles don’t win in opposition to Montenegro within the match earlier than the ultimate match between the Spanish and the Germans) to undergo the spherical and with two factors. That is what occurs within the Europeans, that there’s all the time a ray of hope till the final minute of the final recreation, though it’s attainable that one other harm has been added, that of the goalkeeper Merche Castellanos, who left within the fifty fifth minute (20- 19): second loss in some of the delicate positions after Silvia Navarro on Saturday.
On this match it may be mentioned that the Warriors improved considerably from their poor debut in opposition to Montenegro, that their protection was extra intense, that with the presence of Lara González they gained decision within the 6-0 the place they imposed with their physicality and aggressiveness.
The issue is the assault, which prices a variety of work to attain targets, which strikes the ball an excessive amount of with out producing imbalances, which falls excessively in passive play, and on the final second every part must be trusted to Alexandrina Cabral scoring from 9 metersand in opposition to gamers over 1.80 meters, and who exit to cowl areas, it’s not possible.
Poland, when it was overcome, opted to assault with seven, giving up the goalkeeper, a technique that Spain has tried with out placing it into use. With seven attackers, the Poles got here again from three targets within the first half to go along with a tie on the break.
The second half was even, very even, a lot in order that in minute 45 (15-15) solely three targets had been scored per aspect.
For a second, with Merche’s saves, Spain entered a constructive trance to outline the victory (20-16), and that was the top of all of it: turnovers, hasty actions, incomprehensible selections, and the Spanish discovered themselves subdued: they scored a objective in ten minutes, and wasted the assault to equalize seconds from the restrict. Thankfully for ours, the Polish assault lagged behind, did not rating, and what could possibly be an evening of tears, could also be an inconsequential defeat.