Women’s EURO preview Denmark vs Spain: where to watch, kick-off time, line-ups predicted | UEFA Women’s EURO
Denmark meet Spain at Brentford Community Stadium in UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Group B on Saturday 16 July.
Where to watch Denmark vs Spain on TV
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What do you need to know?
The second of 2017 against one of the pre-tournament favourites: only one can qualify behind Group B winners Germany. the same goes for their early vulnerability at the back (they’ve been down 1-0 in three minutes in both games so far) and lack of end product. Coach Jorge Vilda is convinced that at some point it will click and when it does it will be a formidable prospect. Denmark, who rallied from a crushing loss to Germany to beat Finland, hope that doesn’t happen on Saturday.
Possible starting compositions
Denmark: Christensen; Veje, Ballisager, Sevecke; Thrige, Junge, Kuhl, Thomsen; Madsen, Harder, Bruun
Spain: Panos; Batlle, Paredes, Mapi Leon, Ouahabi; Guijarro, Guerrero; Bonmati; L Garcia, González, Caldentey
Opinions of journalists
Sture Sandø, reporter in Denmark
It’s crunch time! Denmark must win to qualify for the quarter-finals; Spain need at least one point to get out of the group. Spain are favourites, but as soon as the whistle blows, anything can happen. Denmark are hungry for more after their narrow victory over Finland, and confidence in the side is high ahead of that decisive tie – not least because Pernille Harder, captain and talisman, is fit to play after clearing away. a blow.
Simon Hart, Spanish journalist
After the end of their 24-game unbeaten streak against Germany, several question marks accompany Spain in this difficult game. Can they eliminate costly mistakes on the back end? Who will add that edge in attack? With Laia Aleixandri a doubt with a muscle problem, Irene Guerrero can return to midfield while up front it remains to be seen if Vilda keeps mobile Lucía García as No.9, brings Esther González back or creates another upset.
Last six games: WLLWWW (newest first)
Last match: Denmark 1-0 Finland, 12/07
Women’s EURO 2017: second (L 4-2 vs Netherlands)
Last six games: LWDWWD (newest first)
Last match: Germany 2-0 Spain, 12/07
Women’s EURO 2017: quarter-finals (0-0, L 5-3pens vs Austria)
View from the camps
Denmark coach Lars Søndergaard: “It’s a good feeling to approach this match, knowing that a victory will allow us to pass and that it is not necessarily by four or five goals. But it will be difficult. Once again, we are facing to a very strong team.”
Jorge Vilda, Spain coach: “You have to be calm. The team did what we asked of them [against Germany] – we created chances and if we keep it up, the goals will come.”