Argentina Junior Women’s team outclass Uruguay to seal a first place finish in Pool C
Dragflick Newsdesk : As expected, there were no equivalents either. And the Leoncitas crushed Uruguay 4-0 in their third appearance at the Junior World Cup. With the victory they qualified for the quarterfinals.
The most important thing is that the Argentine team achieved its third victory in a row and has 14 goals in favor and its arc did not suffer as many against. A perfect first round. Ideal to continue dreaming of that third title that would be added to those of 1993 in Tarrasa and 2016 in Santiago.
Argentina started better against a rival that had a minimal chance of qualifying. But that depended on a miracle. At 9 minutes Sol Pagella entered the left side of the circle and with a backhand sweep scored the first lead. Immediately, an intentional Uruguayan foul turned into a penalty that Valentina Raposo exchanged for the goal.
The winner continued to press and in the second quarter came the third shout. It was after a poorly served penalty corner ended in a passing route and Guadalupe Adorno‘s shot to make it 3-0. Argentina immediately had another short shot but the striker managed to cover Valentina Raposo’s shot and the rebound went wide of the side of the goal.
Uruguay? Very little. Although he had a short in which Argentina did not experience capsizing.
At the beginning of the complement, the Leoncitas came out with a renewed spirit. And in two and a half minutes they generated two fixed points but they were well controlled by the Uruguayans. Then the game entered a plateau, with Argentina slowing down and with a couple of shots on goal that went wide.
Only at the beginning of the final period did Argentina strike again. Di Santo’s drag in a short was well defended and the same thing happened later with a couple of fixes in a row. There was a new chance with another drag by Di Santo and the rebound hit the post.
Then a shot went just wide. Argentina was looking for the fourth and Uruguay could not pass the half of the field, absolutely surpassed in individual and collective capacity. Until only 20 seconds from the end came the play from the left sector and Catalina Andrade’s shot that had her scoring baptism in the tournament to close the final result.