LONDON: Spain arrange a quarter-final assembly with England at Euro 2022 after Marta Cardona´s late aim secured a 1-0 win over Denmark on Saturday.
A primary defeat since 2019 to Germany of their second group sport meant Jorge Vilda´s facet wanted a degree to keep away from an early exit.
La Roja had been made to endure a nervous night time on the Brentford Group Stadium till Cadona´s 89th minute looping header made positive of their place within the final eight.
Spain´s standing as favourites was rocked by the lack of Ballon d´Or winner Alexia Putellas and all-time prime goalscorer Jennifer Hermoso earlier than the event started.
And so they might want to enhance markedly if they’re to upset an England facet that scored 14 objectives with out reply within the group phases on Wednesday.
Denmark´s 4-0 thrashing by the hands of Germany of their opening sport meant the Euro 2017 finalists wanted to win as a result of their inferior aim distinction.
Regardless of Spain´s dominance of possession, the Danes had their probability to spring an upset 9 minutes from time when substitute Nadia Nadim´s fierce shot was turned over by Sandra Panos.
Vilda was rising more and more annoyed on the sidelines as nerves gave the impression to be attending to his facet as the ultimate whistle approached with uncharacteristic sloppy passes providing Denmark hope.
However Spain lastly received the respiration area they desired when Olga Carmona´s cross was met by her Actual Madrid teammate Cardona.
Germany had been already assured to win Group B, however saved their 100% file intact with a 3-0 win over Finland in Milton Keynes.
Sophia Kleinherne broke the Finns´ resistence 5 minutes earlier than half-time when the Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder headed house Giulia Gwinn´s cross.
Alexandra Popp then grabbed her third aim in as many video games after the break earlier than Nicole Anyomi´s exact end rounded off the scoring.
The eight-time winners will face Austria within the final eight in London on Thursday.