Spain Lifts First Women’s Nations League Trophy

Spain Lifts First Women's Nations League Trophy

Seville, Spain – The Spanish women’s national football team made history on Wednesday night, defeating France 2-0 to become the inaugural UEFA Women’s Nations League champions.

La Roja Dominate from Kickoff

In front of an energetic home crowd of over 30,000 at Estadio La Cartuja, Spain controlled possession and tempo from the opening whistle. They created multiple scoring chances before finally breaking through in the 32nd minute. Ballon d’Or winner Aitana Bonmati smartly volleyed home a cross from defender Olga Carmona to give Spain a 1-0 halftime lead.

The Spaniards refused to sit back after the break. Eight minutes into the second half, forward Mariona Caldentey clinically finished a low cross from right-back Ona Batlle. Up 2-0, Spain confidently passed the ball around and limited France’s attack.

“What more could you ask for? We won the World Cup six months ago, and now we’re in the Nations League,” said Bonmati.

First Trophy Under New Coach

This was Spain’s first-ever trophy under manager Montse Tome, who took over the team after the controversial departure of former coach Jorge Vilda last fall.

Tome has led a smooth transition that has made Spain’s scintillating attack even more prolific. Counting last summer’s World Cup victory, La Roja has scored more goals than any other team over the last two major tournaments.

With this Nations League title, Spain has firmly established itself as a favorite heading into the 2024 Paris Olympics. Their skill, style, and unity on the pitch show no signs of abating.

Aklimson Phangcho

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