Substitute Salma Paralluelo scored in further time to elevate Spain to a nervy 2-1 victory over the Netherlands on Friday and into the semifinals of the Ladies’s World Cup for the primary time.
The sixth-ranked La Roja, who had not superior previous the spherical of 16 in two earlier two World Cup appearances, will face both Japan or Sweden for a spot within the last in Auckland on Tuesday.
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Mariona Caldentey scored Spain’s different purpose with a penalty kick within the 81st minute after Dutch defender Stefanie Van der Gragt had dealt with the ball contained in the field.
Van der Gragt, in her last World Cup look, earned some redemption when she equalised within the 91st minute to ship the sport to further time in entrance of 32,021 followers at Wellington Regional Stadium.
Barcelona teenager Paralluelo raced onto a by ball within the second interval of additional time, shook off her defender with a silky transfer on the high of the penalty space and smashed a left-footed shot previous Daphne van Domselaar for her first World Cup purpose and a historic win for Spain.
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