April 14, 2024

The groups of Spain and the Netherlands will face one another this Friday within the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, a balanced duel and the place the figures of two midfielders who meet once more greater than two months later and who’re shining with its personal mild on this match.

Aitana Bonmati and Jill Roord are elementary within the framework of Jorge Vilda and Adries Jonker, and their efficiency on the Sky Stadium in Wellington will likely be key to the choices of each groups. Each gamers, belonging to the identical era, know one another effectively and have met a number of instances lately, at membership stage, and now they may take this ‘rivalry’ to the worldwide scene.

Simply over two months in the past, the 25-year-old from Sant Pere de Ribes and the 26-year-old from Oldenzaal have been starters within the Champions League closing on June 3 in Eindhoven (Netherlands) with FC Barcelona and Wolfsburg. Roord touched the continental title at instances when his workforce dominated 0-2 at halftime, however the glory went to Bonmati.

The Catalan was topped along with her second Champions League after the one in 2021 in opposition to English Chelsea, the place she was additionally chosen ‘MVP’ of the ultimate, and was confirmed as the most effective soccer gamers presently on the Outdated Continent and a potential candidate for the Ballon d’Or , a dream that goes by the very best efficiency on this World Cup.

A 12 months earlier, the Blaugrana workforce and the German had seen one another within the semifinals of the highest continental competitors, once more with pleasure for the primary, who solved the tie in a record-breaking Camp Nou with a devastating 5-1 and Aitana Bonmati opening the occasion. Roord scored on the second leg (2-0) with a terrific shot, one in all his qualities.


Now, with an equally succulent prize like staying two video games away from being world champions, they may see faces keen to indicate why they’re being key on this World Cup. Based on ‘Driblab’ statistics, the Spanish worldwide, who performs extra as an inside midfielder and who steps within the space so much, has scored three objectives and given two assists, additionally creating eight possibilities and ending off 15 instances, good proof of her impression offensive.

As well as, the Catalan has had an 88 % passing fee, with 226 accomplished, has received 15 duels and has recovered 31 balls. Her finest match was the final one, within the spherical of 16, the place she was unstoppable for Switzerland, the place she left particulars of her high quality and her affinity for purpose, taking revenge for her poor match in opposition to Japan.

Nevertheless, they may have a midfielder in entrance, extra of a midfielder profile, however who will attain these quarterfinals with 4 objectives to his credit score, though with no assists. The brand new Manchester Metropolis participant, who performed for FC Barcelona, ​​has additionally been profitable in accomplished passes (191) and move accuracy (88 %), whereas she has executed 18 pictures, with 22 % accuracy, has received 29 duels and has recovered 22 balls, along with finishing eight dribbles.

The Dutch will search her specific ‘revenge’ in opposition to Aitana Bonmati, chosen the perfect participant within the final Champions League and who was a part of the perfect eleven. On the Philips Stadion, the participant from Sant Pere de Ribes, who performed virtually the whole sport (was substituted in 90 for Alexia Putellas) was decisive with 4 pictures, 4 possibilities created, an help for Patri Guijarro’s 2-2, 9 recoveries and 7 duels received. Then again, Roord, who performed 71 minutes, didn’t shine as a lot, with just one probability generated, 4 pictures, solely two recoveries and 5 video games received.