Scotland and Argentina split to complete the group D 3: 3 (1: 0). Scottish goals were achieved by Kim Little (19th minute), Jenny Beattie (49) and Erin Cuthbert (69). Milagros Menéndez (74) and Florencia Bonsegundo (79 and 90 + 4) met for Argentina.
Before the match, the starting point was clear: Scotland needed a win to keep hoping for the Round of 16 and Argentina had only one minichance on his lead in a draw. In a trio, the South Americans would certainly have gone further.
Scottish women started offensively as a result. Coach Shelley Kerr, among others, England's goalkeeper Claire Emslie, scored the starting lineup. Argentina became braver after a hesitant departure and held the enemy busy pressuring himself.
The first chance of the match was then also Argentine: Marian Larroquette hit the crossbar with the head, Sole Jaimes of Olympique Lyon failed in the margin to Scottish goalkeeper Lee Alexander (17th minute). Scotland scored in the near future while Cuthbert conceded the ball in the penalty area and tested Vanina Correa with a shot from the left. The face ball landed again at Cuthbert, who played at Little 's center – the 28 – year – old Arsenal athlete completed close (19 minutes). At the same time, it was the last excitement of a first half intensive.
After the resumption, Argentina was expected to come – but Scotland met. A corner by Caroline Weir looked already clear, but on Little, the ball came back on the right wing. Weir was looking for and finding the race in the middle, Jenny Beattie, whose head, Correa, left no chance to the defense (49.). A header also prepared for 3: 0: Leanne Crichton's attempt was directed by Correa still on the post, the margin changed Cuthbert's superior to 3-0 (69.).
D & # 39; right? Not at all. Only Milagros Menéndez (74.) scored from a half-left shot at 3: 1, and then managed Florencia Bonsegundo only once. The ball rebounded on the crossbar against Scottish goalkeeper Alexander and the goalkeeper (79.). Moments before the final whistle, then a great excitement: after watching the video for several minutes, referee Ri Hyang-Ok pronounced on a penalty. Bonsegundo missed his goal – but as Alexander had left the line, the penalty was repeated. Now, Argentine has met (90. + 4).
The South Americans now have two points on the contactors of groups E and F and hope to reach the knockout stages. For example, they need a draw in Cameroon – New Zealand (Thursday at 6 pm) and Chile – Thailand (Thursday at 9 pm, both matches of the teletypewriter of Good king News ONLINE) in order to take advantage of # 39; advance.
Scotland 3: 3 (1: 0)
1: 0 Small (19.)
2: 0 Beattie (49.)
3: 0 Cuthbert (69.)
3: 1 Menendez (74.)
3: 2 Bonsegundo (78.)
3: 3 Bonsegundo (90. + 4, penalty)
Scotland: Alexander – Smith (86th Howard), Corsie, Beattie, Docherty – Small, Crichton, Weir – Evans (86th Brown), Cuthbert, Emslie
Argentina: Correa – Bravo, Barroso, Cometti, stable – Larroquette, Santana (82nd Town Hall), Benítez, Bonsegundo – Banini (60th Menéndez), Sole Jaimes (70th Ippolito)
arbitrator: Ri Hyang-Ok (North Korea)
Yellow cards: Cuthbert, Weir, Alexander / Larroquette