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The U20 women’s team is excited but must learn from mistakes: why believe in a classification despite defeat

An error by the defense in a backward pass ended in Paraguay’s winning goal (2-1) in a match in which the Bicolor showed characteristics that excite not only what is to come in this tournament, but also in the philosophy that is being implemented.

That is why the coach of the senior team Emily Lima is also in Guayaquil, because a team is not only made by good players, but also by the support they receive.

And Peru has talents like Sashenka Porras, the so-called ‘Joyita’ of Alianza Lima who attacks and defends. She scores and recovers balls. In Mia León, born in Spain, who is the game organizer and the goalkeeper Lucía Arcos, who provides security between the three sticks.

There is something to be excited about, but the model needs to be strengthened. Peru is a team that defends and generates its attacks from the spaces it finds. He reacts well to adversity, but finds it difficult to be a protagonist.

That was seen yesterday against Paraguay. With the result against and in the first minutes of the second half, he tried to do damage with associative play and stopped balls and found a reward with Sashenka’s header for the partial 1-1.

But it was only a few minutes in which they proposed. Then they declined and in the absence of replacements, Paraguay gained the advantage due to a Peruvian error: a required pass backwards, but none of the centers reached the ball, which allowed the Guaraní goal for the final 2-1.


Peruvian fall that leaves it with four points on the table with one game left. The obligation is to beat Uruguay on Wednesday to qualify for the final hexagonal of the tournament. The light blue team has just lost against Argentina and has zero points on two dates.

The chances are there and victory against the Charrúas is possible. And now in the hexagonal you can think about the World Cup, because of the six teams four qualify, but if Colombia is among those, the fifth will also have a place.

“There is a fairly big change in the selection since Professor Emily Lima began to have the entire process and was able to work with a structured plan in all categories. The issue of the Women’s League has a lot to do with it, having girls from the age of 17 makes them have better development,” says Denise Vera, from the Women’s Football for All portal, regarding how this discipline is growing in the country.

This is a new process led by coach Emily Lima and in a short time you can see that steps are being taken.

Source: Elcomercio

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