Spain vs. Mexico
Marta Corredera, Ivana Andres and Teresa Abelleira started in a heavily rotated Spain squad and Kenti Robles started for Mexico on Tuesday. Spain had most of the ball throughout the match but Mexico looked dangerous going forward in transition.
At halftime, Misa was subbed on and a host of other changes were made throughout the second half as Spain pushed for the win. Corredera was replaced by Ona Battle, Teresa was replaced by Alexia Putellas.
Cardona was introduced in the 65th minute and changed the game. She cut in on her left foot and launched the ball into the back of the net, scoring another ‘Cardona signature golazo.’
Olga Carmona came on in the 77th minute and made her debut for the full Spanish National Team.
Nakihari Garcia scored off a corner to give Spain a 2-0 lead. Then, Olga Carmona curled a gorgeous ball to Nakihari as she provided the assist for Garcia’s second goal, giving Spain a 3-0 win over Mexico.
Poland vs. Sweden
Sweden was involved in an end-to-end match. Neither Kosovare Asllani nor Sofia Jakobsson started this match after playing the full 90 minutes against the United States.
Sweden fell behind early after a poor giveaway in midfield. Poland’s Ewa Pajor took advantage and finished nicely in the 26th minute. Stina Blackstenius leveled 11 minutes later and then gave the Swedes the lead right before halftime.
Three minutes into the second half Pajor matched Blackstenius’s brace, leveling it at 2-2. Sweden began subbing on more and more typical starters as time ticked off the clock. Sofia Jakobsson, Caroline Seger and Lina Hurtig all came on and made an impact.
In the 86th minute, Seger scored to give Sweden the lead late. Jakobsson fired a brilliant left-footed shot off the post and then 30 seconds later Hurtig made it 4-2.