Brazil Wins a 1-0 Score over Spain
When the score is just one goal, it means that both teams were terrifically competitive. This game was so professional that it was a delight to watch!
Andressa Alves scored in the 44th minute as Brazil earned a spot in the knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Spain at the Women’s World Cup in Montreal on Saturday.
The win is the eighth straight in group stage play for Brazil, which is unbeaten in 14 group matches since a loss to Germany in 1995.
Spain (0-1-1) controlled the game for much of the first half, but Brazil closed the half with a flurry — capped by Alves’ second-effort goal after her first shot was cleared near the goal line.
Irene Paredes nearly equalized for Spain in stoppage time, but her shot off Brazilian goalkeeper Luciana bounced off the near post. Brazil (2-0) finishes group stage play against Costa Rica on Wednesday, while Spain faces South Korea.
paula: Thank you to every team that has made it a pleasure to watch and cheer.