Aitana Bonmati dazzles as Spain make sturdy begin

The Women’s World Cup continued with three video games happening on the second day of the match.

Spain and Switzerland bought their campaigns off to a profitable begin in opposition to Costa Rica and the Philippines respectively.

However, Canada had been compelled to share the spoils with Nigeria after Christine Sinclair’s spot-kick was saved.

Here the PA information company takes a take a look at Friday’s motion.

Dominant Spain

Spain began their marketing campaign by easing to a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica.

Valeria del Campo’s personal objective was adopted by strikes from Aitana Bonmati and Esther Gonzalez within the subsequent six minutes.

Jenni Hermoso additionally had a penalty saved by Daniela Solera earlier than half-time, which means that there was a spot-kick awarded in all 5 video games within the match to date.

The match additionally marked the return of double Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas, who performed the ultimate 13 minutes of the sport following her return from an ACL harm.

Missed probabilities for Canada

It was not the begin to the match that Canada had been hoping for after being held to a 0-0 draw by Nigeria in Group B.

In a tense conflict, veteran Sinclair had the chance to place Canada forward from the penalty spot, however she was denied by good diving save from Nigeria’s goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie.

The Super Eagles had Deborah Abiodun sent-off within the ultimate levels of the sport.

Nnadozie’s stellar efficiency earned reward from Nigeria coach Randy Waldrum.

He mentioned: “Chiamaka has done this before and I will say this and I will embarrass her in front of you all, but I think she’s one of the best young goalkeepers in the world right now.”

Swiss high Group A

Switzerland take the benefit into the subsequent spherical of fixtures after they beat the Philippines 2-0 to high Group A.

It was a troublesome begin for the Filipinas on their World Cup debut after Katrina Guillou had her effort dominated out for offside within the sixteenth minute.

Ramona Bachmann then put the Swiss forward with a penalty earlier than the break and Seraina Piubel secured victory along with her strike within the sixty fourth minute.

Switzerland are stage with co-hosts New Zealand on three factors and can face Norway subsequent on Tuesday.

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This could also be our first outing right here nevertheless it doesn’t really feel prefer it. We have far more to provide. We’re going to sit up for the subsequent one and convey it as exhausting as we are able to.

Philippines goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel

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Group E: USA v Vietnam (2am, Eden Park, Auckland)Group C: Zambia v Japan (8am, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)Group D: England v Haiti (10.30am, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane)Group D: Denmark v China (1pm, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth)all instances BST

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