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Marta Cardona celebrates after her goal against Denmark. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP
Ninetieth-minute goal sets up Spain to play host England in UEFA Women’s Euro Championship

Ninetieth-minute goal sets up Spain to play host England in UEFA Women’s Euro Championship

A narrow win over Denmark highlighted Spain's lack of firepower but was enough to see them into the next round at Brighton on Wednesday

JOSÉ MANUEL ANDRÉS

Monday, 18 July 2022, 14:25

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A ninetieth minute goal from Spain against Denmark in Saturday's 1-0 Women's European Championship will see them play England on Wednesday in Brighton.

The last-gasp win over Denmark, came from a header by Marta Cardona, tasted of glory but once again highlighted the Spanish sides lack of goal-scoring firepower.

Host-side England have won three times in the group stage, scoring 14 goals and conceding none, so Spain will need a much improved version of themselves to succeed in Brighton.

After the setback against Germany and despite the fact that a draw was enough to see them through to the quarter-finals, Jorge Vilda chose an attacking game plan with Real Madrid youngster Athenea del Castillo, debuting.

Denmark, who only needed a win, played a much more conservative match, relying on the talents of Chelsea striker Harder, which almost paid off.

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