The strongest player in Europe is the 13th time. A show of new dreams, comebacks, aspirations, strength … group stage. Delicious goals, big rivals and disappointments, it literally became a football feast. But the real adventure begins now.
What happened on the group stage?
16 teams played in 4 groups, and the country that finished the group in the top 2 won the quarter-final ticket. In Group A, the hosts made their point by scoring 14 goals, hitting iron locks and ending the group as a leader. Northern Ireland wasn’t enough to score five goals from the tournament’s “closed box.” They added Ada Hegerberg, who had already melted the ice, to the already powerful attackers and passed Norway with eight goals.
Lioness played the most scoring and enthusiastic football on the group stage, but the current team consisted of seven Manchester City players, four Arsenal players and four Chelsea players. .. The youngest team in the last four years, coupled with Salina Wiefman’s experience, has become the first team to compete in the quarterfinals in England.
Experienced / inexperienced talented feet played in good matches and England returned to England when a goal was scored. The Islanders scored and it rained. Especially with the attack power that makes good use of the sides, arranges the backs in a row, and puts the wings. Norway and Northern Ireland struggled to stop the unit, but another team with skeletons, Austria, was able to overcome the storm with a single goal with defensive skills. They were the team that followed the group leader on their way to the quarterfinals.
Ada Hegerberg was the most disappointing name in Group A. The first owner of the Women’s Ballon d’Or, the league’s highest scorer, the six-time Champions League champion, took a break from the national team in 2017. In protest of the Norwegian Football Federation’s women’s football policy, footballers agreed to wear a jersey on their backs when they were persuaded by the federation’s new president, Rize Clubnes, to glimpse hope for the criticized issues. .. He wanted to celebrate his big comeback with a goal, but he left the tournament goalless.
Group B, with an ambitious team, had a fascinating appeal even before the match began. Germany spread its claim from Britain, even the name Spain on behalf of the Barça school we are accustomed to, but Denmark formed a group that was pregnant with exciting rivals in their fast attack. did. Finland, the last surviving member of the group, was one of the “closed boxes” and was curious about whether there was a rough patch in a fierce match. But their surprise was limited to scoring the earliest goal in the history of the tournament.
Disciplined pressure, power and a good ball organization have led Germany to the leadership of the group. Faced with these characteristics, Spain failed to pass the test to escape the pressure and advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating other rivals with a short pass to the triangle and foot formed throughout the field. Bus after Germany. But this was not an easy jump. A very interesting match happened when Denmark and Spain shared the last trump card to get out of the group.
Denmark vs Spain: Last Hurray
Denmark is famous for its fast attacks. Prior to the match against Spain, it was predicted that they would play a more defensive match, creating a chance to score with a fast attack to stay in the tournament. However, Lars Sondergard took the plan to the next level. He divided the team into two unequal parts. He left the majority in defense with half of himself, sent only his three front players to attack, and tried to beat his opponent at their speed. On the other hand, the players who did not leave Region 1 did not pass Spain for 90 minutes. But it wasn’t enough for Denmark to not recognize the goal. Spain had enough draws, but the road to the Danish quarterfinals was a victory. They made the biggest mistake by not changing this system to the end. The fact that there is only one player attacking means that the player’s speed and finishing skills are much more important. If the opportunity created doesn’t give you a goal, or if not making concessions isn’t enough, you need to change your plan. In fact, when Cardona cleared the Spanish net in the 90th minute, Denmark had no chance. This means that Denmark got off to a good start but couldn’t show reflexes in the next section. Surprised by the opponent’s plans, but not giving up on fast-paced short passes and fast transitions, Spain had in mind an interesting tactical struggle for Spain to reach a happy ending.
Draw a group
The first day of Group C was full of draws. The Portugal-Switzerland-Netherlands-Sweden match ended in a draw, but at the end of the day some details remained in mind. Finally, Portugal, who took part in the “Golden Ticket” tournament, caught equality when knocking down the ball to Switzerland, showing that it was not an easy bite, despite the apparent disadvantage. Despite the set match against Sweden, the Netherlands couldn’t establish a rhythm, couldn’t push the ball forward and couldn’t react to the press. On the other hand, Sweden’s vertical pass, which saw the goal, soon ended in a draw. But the next day, Sweden’s inefficient dynamism turned into goal dynamism, this time against Portugal and Switzerland. Meanwhile, the Netherlands began to show its quality and the group came in second.
The Group D match began with the idea that it would be surprising for France to steal from their opponents. The opponents have surprisingly young and talented legs, but France was able to get out of the group as a leader. Belgium and Iceland showed physical strength, but Italy was a disappointing team for the group. As always, I was expecting “defense”, so I saw only the turmoil of Azul. Unable to get the ball, loss of the ball due to a simple mistake, inadequate double fight, midfielder unable to get the ball with his back turned, players with narrow field vision disperse the ball I couldn’t find the return of the long ball that was sent as a last resort that I couldn’t make, and I reproduced it in front of me … completed.
France has become a favorite with fast wings, the right time and place for the midfield, full back kicks, long ball reactions and the crowded penalty areas, completing the group as a leader. .. Belgium followed suit, moving up in the quarterfinals.
The excitement is doubling
Within the quarterfinals, we will monitor England-Spain, Germany-Austria, Sweden-Belgium, France-Netherlands. Slightly missed the trophy at the last Men’s European Championship, can England enjoy this European Championship? With a strong attack from France, disciplined pressure from Germany, and the wings of Sweden, the finalist of the last Olympics, can they reach a happy ending with a fast-paced structure and team depth? The journey is exciting. What would our bodies do without the European Championship this summer, longing for delicious football with 90 minutes flowing like water?