The Spanish women’s basketball team is measured at Sweden on the second day of Group A in the Eurobasket 2021, which is played jointly between France and Spain. The combined of Lucas Mondelo needs a win after his initial stumble against Belarus.
The selection debuted this Thursday in Valencia in a first day that left a painful defeat and many doubts about the team. Belarus won by 53-51 against Spain thanks to a final basket of Alexandria bentley, which served to break the tie after a game with a very low score. A) Yes, Spain He gave in and his options were complicated from the beginning in this first phase.
Spain accused the lack of success in the shots to the basket, against a Belarusian team that also won the game on the rebound. After a week of many problems within the national team after the positive for coronavirus from Alba Torrens placeholder image and of Tamara abalde, Spain was not able to find alternatives in their offensive game. Astou Ndour she was slow to come into play and, despite this, she ended up being the top Spanish scorer with 15 points.
Within the defeat, he also brought out positive news, such as the performance of Cristina Oubina, who took responsibility in the final minutes and signed 11 points. However, no other player reached double-digit scoring, and the rest stayed at 6 points. This meant a lack of alternatives that Spain accused and that was decisive so that, between that low scoring rate, Belarus end up taking the victory.
Spain needs, therefore, to improve substantially against a Sweden that more than fulfilled in its debut against Slovakia. The Swedes defeated their first rival 74-57 at the hands of the sisters Frida eldebrin
g, author of 17 points, and Elin Eldebring, who got 15. In addition, both showed a high level in terms of vision of the game and appear as the main threat to the Spanish team.
The meeting is of the utmost importance for a Spain who wants to play a good role in the home tournament before the assault on the Tokyo Olympics. After their defeat on the opening day, the national team no longer depends on itself to be first in the group and thus avoid the toll of the round of 16. However, you need the victory to take a step forward towards them and, in the case of making the pass, try to find the best possible path in the qualifiers.
When do you play Spain – Sweden?
The game is played today, friday, june 18, at 21.00 hours
Where to watch the Spain – Sweden?
The encounter can be seen by Teledeporte. I was able to follow all the information about the match by Mundo Deportivo website.