The Foz do Iguazu Box and Santos tied for 1 × 1 at the close of the third and final round of the qualifying Tournament Interclub International Women's Football, which is being held at the Arena da Fonte, in Araraquara, São Paulo. With the result the two teams repeated the confrontation in the final to be played next Saturday, April 15, at 16 hours. Palmeiras, who beat Umea in Sweden for 3 x 1 in the opening round, will play for third place against the Swedes, at 13:30.
Before kickoff, the players of four teams in the tournament received the striker Marta, who was elected for the fifth consecutive time the best female footballer in the world, for a tribute. When the striker Santos entered the pitch with the trophy won by FIFA, all the athletes and the public a standing ovation. Martha was touched by the gesture and thanked the public and athletes. She posed with each team holding his prize.
The first half had few chances. The first opportunity came two minutes into the ward with Maurine. She free kick near the area and almost opened the scoring. The ball just skimmed the crossbar of goalkeeper Vivi, the Foz do Iguazu.
At 7 minutes the Foz do Iguazu had its first scoring chance. The midfielder Gabi received within the area and hit hard, but the ball went pressed to the bottom line. A minute later, striker Marta received the ball from the left, went to the bottom line, dribbled to category opposing defender and kicked the corner down to strong defense of beautiful Vivi.
The game continued with both teams defending strongly and with a little creativity in attack. At 32 minutes the winger received Maurine beautiful pass in the half-moon of the first and kicked. The ball hit the crossbar and nearly died in the back of the net. In the last throw of the first time, 45 minutes, the defender Janaina Santos dropped the ball badly and Dai striker almost scored the first goal of the match. The ball just skimmed the crossbar Andreia Suntaque.
The second round started more intense, with both teams trying to score. So much so that at 5 minutes, Marta launching Maurine received, dribbled the goalkeeper and sent Vivi cross to open the scoring.
Knowing that a negative result did not matter, the team Parana began printing a strong pace. The result came soon after, at 10 minutes. After a strong kick Daiane at the top, the ball swerved in and goalkeeper Andreia blew the crossbar. On the rebound Debinha striker played for the back of the net, but the judge has marked impediment. Following the Foz do Iguazu recovered the ball and took Gabi to hit nice kick. The ball again found the crossbar.
A minute later, after a cross from the right, a strong defender Marina and headed for the third time and the ball hit the crossbar. Such insistence has paid off for Paraná. At 24 minutes after the break, the defender Jana, Santos, he committed a penalty on Gabi. She even knocked on the right category, with no chance to goalkeeper Andreia, and evened the score.
From there the two teams played it settled with the regulations that classified them into the decision. The last flight of danger came on 33 minutes with midfielder Thais, the Saints. She received launch on the right, dribbled the goalkeeper and Vivi had crossed. The ball passed close to the beam and almost shook the Foz do Iguazu network.
With the result the team Santos has the advantage of the tie in the final, finished as the qualifying round in first position. In the contest for third place Palmeiras also play for the tie against Umea, Sweden.
Well the two teams tie for the top scorer Marta Santos was pleased with the outcome. "We were not so good at endings, but the game served to better study the opponent and not be caught in the end. The match was a bit stuck because it served to tie the two teams. On Saturday, I believe the mouth come out a bit more to facilitate our work, "he said.
Gustavo Feliciano, Santos coach, agreed with his captain. "We missed many passes in the first half due to lack of concentration. After the goal, the team improved, but took the draw and there was accommodation due to the natural wear of consecutive games early this season, "he explained.
The half Gabi, Foz, admitted that the teams played with the regulation at hand. "The idea was clocked at departure and only increased the pace after taking the ball home. When you empathize, after losing several chances, we hold the result, "he said.
The coach of Foz Iguazu was pleased with the performance of your team. "The game was good for both teams, but we had three balls on the crossbar and a goal disallowed. The important thing is that we kept the unbeaten run of three matches before the Saints, "he recalled, citing two games of the Cup of Brazil 2010, when the mouth tied on 1-1 and won 1-0.
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