Spain have defied the Netherlands and a mercurial performance from Stefanie van der Gragt to win through to their first Women’s World Cup semi-final with a 2-1 win in Wellington.
A contest of mighty momentum swings looked settled when Mariona Caldentey scored an 81st-minute penalty for Spain.
However, Van de Gragt, the culprit for Spain’s goal with a handball just centimetres inside the box, turned Dutch saviour, scoring a 91st-minute equaliser to force extra time.
After Lineth Beerensteyn…
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