Team analysis

Spain

Spain

Spain squad
No.PlayerBornPos.GERAUTSUINEDFRAGSClub
1Yolanda Aguirre23/10/1998Goalkeeper 24+ FF La Solana (ESP)
2Andrea Sierra15/05/1998Defender 18+901+ Athletic Club (ESP)
3Beatriz Beltrán10/12/1997Defender90* 909090 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
4Aitana Bonmati18/01/1998Midfield909010+90*45*1 FC Barcelona (ESP)
5Marta Cazalla05/04/1997Defender9090 9087*1 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
6Nuria Garrote10/06/1997Defender9045*909090 FC Barcelona (ESP)
7Nahikari García10/03/1997Forward9065*9090903 Real Sociedad de F����tbol (ESP)
8Patricia Guijarro17/05/1998Midfield9090 9090 FC Barcelona (ESP)
9Laura Domínguez12/08/1997Forward 90 Madrid CFF (ESP)
10Andrea Sánchez28/02/1997Forward90*90 90902 FC Barcelona (ESP)
11Carmen Menayo14/04/1998Forward909066*9090 CD Santa Teresa (ESP)
12María Vázquez17/11/1997Defender1+9024+ 3+ Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
13Amaia Peña22/11/1998Goalkeeper909066*9090 Athletic Club (ESP)
14Sandra Hernández25/05/1997Forward9072*80*90904 FC Barcelona (ESP)
15Maria Ángeles Carrión22/02/1997Midfield1+45+90 21+ Fundación Albacete (ESP)
16Maite Oroz25/03/1998Midfield74* 902+69* Athletic Club (ESP)
17Lucía García14/07/1998Forward16+909088*45+4 Athletic Club (ESP)
18Laura María Pérez15/06/1998Forward 25+ Granada Club de Futbol (ESP)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Spain coach Pedro López

Coach: Pedro López
06/05/79
"Before teams like Germany were dominating with physical superiority and athleticism. Fitness work and condition is levelling off now. Our aim is to have numerical superiority in every position."

Spain team analysis

Spain team analysis

  • Classical 1-4-3-3 with holding midfielder Patricia Guijarro (No8) leading a positional/possession game.
  • Good building up from the back and good passing game, shifting the game from side to side across the defensive line to create space for attacks. Full-backs were both coming inside with the ball, allowing the wingers to create width, and overlapping, depending on the game situation.
  • Aitana Bonmati (No4) very important in the attacking phase, positioning herself between the lines and always finding useful space to receive the ball.
  • Quick and effective to counter-press when losing possession.
  • High defensive pressing in the opposition half with Guijarro positioning herself in front of the back four for giving defensive balance to the team in the defensive phase and then, at times, dropping herself between the centre-backs in the attacking phase to aid the build-up game and dictate the tempo of the build-up.
  • Sandra Hernández (No14) played a key role in Spain's attacking movement, being ready to deliver, shoot from outside the penalty area or make late runs to finish from inside the area.
  • Using the diagonal pass from the full-back as an alternative option and an attacking pattern, such as in second goal against Austria – this was a typical way for Spain find a way through compact defences.
  • Left flank particularly dangerous with the technically excellent Beatriz Beltrán (No3) combining well with the quick Andrea Sánchez Falcón (No10).