Batlle's Spain beaten by Germany in Euros clash

Wednesday 13 July 2022 09:21

Manchester United Women’s defender Ona Batlle played for Spain as La Roja were defeated 2-0 by Germany in Group B of Euro 2022 on Tuesday.

The two sides had both registered high-scoring victories on matchday one ahead of the clash, meaning a qualification place was at stake for the winner on the night. 

Our full-back played the full 90 minutes for her nation but was unfortunately on the wrong end of the scoreline at the Brentford Community Stadium.

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Germany took control of the contest early on, having gone into a fourth-minute lead after Klara Buhl pounced on an error at the back from the Spanish team, before keeping her cool to double the scoring. 

Despite the chances that followed for Spain, it was Germany who grabbed the next goal via an Alexandra Popp header, to go 2-0 up.

Although Batlle and co pushed hard to get back into the game, the Germans held on to secure the victory and with it, their advancement to the quarter-finals, becoming the second team to reach the knockout stage after hosts England. 

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Spain can still join them in the next round, however, and can do so by getting at least a point from their third and final group fixture against Denmark.

A loss would see La Roja eliminated at the first stage of the finals, as Spain are only ahead of Denmark on goal difference following the latter’s 1-0 triumph over Finland earlier on Tuesday. 

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United Women’s Jackie Groenen will be hoping to help the Netherlands register their first three points of the tournament when they take on Portugal at Leigh Sports Village (20:00 BST). The defending champions drew 1-1 with the highest-ranked European nation, Sweden, on matchday one, but our midfielder has unfortunately since tested positive for Covid-19. It seems unlikely that our no.14, along with her compatriot Vivianne Miedema, who has also contracted the virus, will be available. 

Before then, in Wednesday’s 17:00 BST slot, the Swedes take on Switzerland in the other Group C match. 

The group remains tightly poised after all four teams picked up a point from the opening round of fixtures.