Copa América Femenina 2018

Colombia kicks-off Copa América Femenina 2018 with big win over Uruguay; Chile and Paraguay play to 1-1 draw.

The Copa América Femenina 2018 kicked-off yesterday with action from Group A, here is a recap of the opening day match results.

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Colombia 7-0 Uruguay

The Colombian team kicked off their Group A campaign with a 7-0 win over Uruguay, with Catalina Usme scoring four! The deadlock was broken early in the 2nd minute of the game through Usme before Daniela Montoya doubled their lead in the 17th minute. Colombia scored another two more goals against Uruguay before the end of the first half thanks to Yoreli Rincón and Catalina Usme netting her second.

In the second half it did not take Usme long to score her hat-trick to make it 5-0, and the sixth came from Isabella Echeverry. It was in injury time that Usme netted her fourth to end the game 7-0.

Next up for Colombia is Chile, whilst Uruguay have a rest-day.

TEAM NEWS
Colombia (7): Sandra Sepúlveda; Carolina Arias, Corina Clavijo, Isabella Echeberry, Manuela Venegas, Daniela Ospina (67’ Leisy Santos), Daniel Montoya (62’ Orianica Velásquez), Liana Salazar, Yessica Caro, Yoreli Rincón (76’ Yisela Cuesta), Catalina Usme. DT Nelson Abadía.

Uruguay (0): Sofía Olivera; Carina Felipe, Pierina Montenegro, Jemina Rolfo, Valeria Colman, Naiara Ferrari (46’Alexia Da Silva), Ximena Velazco, Pamela González, Sindy Ramírez (62’ Stefany Suarez), Carolina Birizamberri (67’Stefhanie Tregartten), Yamila Badel. DT Ariel Longo.

Goals: 2’, 1-0, Catalina Usme; 17’, 2-0, Daniela Montoya; 43’, 3-0, Yoreli Rincón; 46’, 4-0, Catalina Usme; 57’, 5-0, Catalina Usme; 58’, 6-0, Isabella Echeverry; 92’, 7-0, Catalina Usme.

Chile 1-1 Paraguay

Chile and Paraguay shared the points after their Copa América Femenina 2018 opening match ended 1-1.

It wasn’t until the second half that we saw the first goal of the game, Gloria Villamayor put Paraguay ahead in the 53rd minute.

Yanara Aedo equalised for Chile in the 62nd minute and despite Chile having the most opportunities in the later stages of the match they were unable to convert and it ended a draw.

Paraguay face Peru in their second match and Chile take on Colombia.

TEAM NEWS
Chile (1): Christiane Endler; Carla Guerrero, Francisca Lara, Claudia Soto(78’ Javiera Grez), María José Rojas, Karen Araya, Yanara Aedo, Yesenia López, Geraldine Leyton, Camila Sáez, Maryorie Hernández(94’ Nataly Quezada).

Paraguay (1): Cristina Recalde; Carme Benítez, Limpia Fretes, Paola Genes, Damia Cortaza, Joana Galeano, Hilda Riveros(64’ Fanny Godoy), Jessica Martínez(75’Lice Chamorro), Liz Peña, Gloria Villamayor, Celsa Sandoval.

Goals: 53’, 0-1, Gloria Villamayor; 62’, 1-1, Yanara Aedo.

Group B action starts today!

Group B get their tournament campaign underway today (Thursday 5 April 2018) as Ecuador take on Venezuela and Brazil face Argentina!

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