Women's team beats Canada in stoppage time in last friendly of 2022

Women’s team beats Canada in stoppage time in last friendly of 2022

The Brazilian women’s soccer team returned the score to Canada 2-1 by winning this Monday (15th) the second friendly against the country, which serves as a preparation for the Women’s World Cup next year. Last Friday (11), the Brazilians suffered setback for the Canadian team in Vila Belmiro, Santos stadium. Striker Bia Zaneratto opened the scoring at Neo Química Arena (Corinthians) at the end of the first half. On the way back from the break, Canadian Lawrence equalized, with a penalty kick, and already in extra time, midfielder Ana Vitória sealed the victory for the Brazilians in the last commitment of the 2022 season. Women's team beats Canada in stoppage time in last friendly of 2022

In today’s match (15), the coach made three changes in relation to the team that played last Friday (11). They started playing defender Kathellen (in Lauren’s place), right-back Bruninha (Fê Palermo) and striker Geyse (Ludmila). The first half started nervously for Brazil, with dangerous arrivals from the Canadian attack, but from the 30’s onwards, the team took over the match until they opened the scoring in the 40th minute, with Kerolin stealing the ball in midfield. Number 10 shot with the ball, broke away from the marking and waited for the moment to give Bia Zaneratto a fulminating left cross kick.

Bia Zaneratto opens the scoring in the 2-1 victory over Canada, the last friendly of 2022, preparatory to the Women's World Cup - Neo Química Arena

Striker Bia Zaneratto opened the scoring in Brazil’s 2-1 victory at Neo Química Arena, with a left-hand cross kick, with no chance for goalkeeper Yekka – Thais Magalhães/CBF/Reserved Rights

On the way back from the break, the team returned with the same offensive rhythm. But at 15 minutes, in an attempt to block Lawrence’s attack, Canada’s number 10, Geyse went up and the ball ended up hitting his arm. The referee noted the penalty, which Lawrence herself converted. Everything is the same at the Corinthians stadium. The draw did not weaken the Brazilian team. In the 46th minute, after a corner kick, Gabi Nunes took a chance with a header, goalkeeper Yekka blocked the goal on the line, but it was no use: the ball was left for Ana Vitória to push into the back of the net, guaranteeing the Brazilian triumph.

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