SANLUCAR DE BARRAMIDA, Spain — Canada rallied in the second half, leading with an own goal and Chloe Lacasse’s first high strike to beat U10 Argentina 2-0 in a women’s international soccer friendly on Thursday.
Neither team showed full contact in the first half on a warm evening at the Estadio Sanlucino. But Canada, boosted by strength from the bench, looked more dangerous after the break and took the lead in the 68th minute.
Evelyn Wiens, after a good give-and-go with her substitute Sammy Ojo, went over after a loose ball in the Argentine penalty box. She arrived at the same time as goalkeeper Vanina Correa and as a result, the ball bounced off defender Vanessa Santana back into the goal.
Substitute Quinn, who goes by one name, opened the game with a goal that opened up Argentina’s defense.
Lakas made it 2-0 in the 87th minute, tapping home a cross from fellow substitute Clarissa Laresse that deflected off the Argentina keeper and into her foot for her first goal in 12 senior games. . A late Wiens goal was ruled out for offside.
Canada, ranked seventh in the world, had 66 per cent possession in the first half but were not clinical in front of goal. And when it threatened, Korea was up to the challenge. At the same time, No. 31 Argentina showed its skills in shooting, but failed to hit the goal in the first 45 minutes.
Argentina were physical on the day and Marina Delgado was sent off in the 57th minute after receiving a second yellow for a handball and connecting with Canadian forward Adriana Lyons’ throat after two tangles in pursuit of a goal. Delgado scored his first yellow goal in the 53rd minute.
Canada’s women face No. 76 Morocco on Monday at the Estadio Municipal de Chapin in Jerez. The matches come in the final international window before next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup tie in Australia and New Zealand in Auckland on October 22.
Canada coach Beau Priestman was all injured except for captain Christian Sinclair, Ashley Lawrence, Vanessa Giles, Dean Rose, Gabriel Carl and Jade Royer.
Argentina also lost players due to club commitments in the Copa Libertadores competition.
Midfielder Jesse Fleming, earning his 108th cap, wore the captain’s armband in Sinclair’s absence. Canada’s starting 11 went into the contest with a combined 808 caps.
Kellen Sheridan started in goal behind the four of Alesha Chapman, Kadisha Buchanan, Shelina Zadorski and Bianca St. Georges. Fleming partnered Julia Grosso in the heart of midfield with Nikhil Prince, Janine Beckey and Leon playing behind striker Jordyn Huytma.
Becky, who played at full-back and on the wing, replaced Sinclair in the No.10 role.
It was a fun opening with both teams looking to find their rhythm. Canada went close in the 10th minute after a good run and cross by Prince, only to end the game when the ball hit Lyon before she headed home.
In the 15th minute, Mariana Larroquette’s header hit Argentina in the corner.
Argentina took no prisoners and Lyon hit hard three times and Haytama died on the ground once in the first 30 minutes.
Delgado almost put his own goal in the 30th minute trying to deal with a low cross from St. Georges, the recipient of a through ball from Fleming.
Correa made a fine reflex save to deny Lyon after Bill Prince’s cross in the 35th minute.
Priestman was sent on for Quinn and Wiens to start the second half, with Becky moving back to full-back. And the Korean had to be quick to make a one-handed save from Wiens’ header in the 49th minute.
Correa headed in Buchanan’s corner kick in the 64th minute, with Oujo and Lacasse coming off the Canadian bench soon after. Lacasse almost scored seconds later but her header went wide.
Larisi scored for Canada’s second team in the 78th minute.
Along with Olympic champions Canada, Argentina and Morocco have qualified for the 2023 FIFA World Cup, which will be held from July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand.
Argentina booked their ticket to the Copa America Feminina in Colombia in July with a third-place finish.
The Canadian women had won all five of their previous matches with Argentina, outscoring the South Americans 12-1. But Canada needed a 90th-minute goal from Sarah Strategakis to prevail 1-0 when they last met, at the Shebelives Cup in Orlando in February 2021.
The last three events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2011 Pan American Games, were determined by one goal.
Olympic champions Canada improved to 9-2-3 this year, with losses to the United States (1-0 in the CONCACAF W Championship final in July) and eighth-seeded Spain (1-0 in February). arrived at Arnold Clark Cup).
They won against No. 12 Australia (1-0 and 2-1) in September.