Arsenal Global Glory: Nations League Highlights


In a night filled with UEFA Women’s Nations League drama, several Arsenal players made notable contributions to their respective national teams. Here’s a roundup of the key moments and standout performances from the Gunners on Tuesday night.

Katie McCabe Inspires Republic of Ireland:

Katie McCabe showcased her brilliance as she scored a stunning goal from outside the box, earning her the Player of the Match accolade. Republic of Ireland dominated local rivals Northern Ireland with a commanding 6-1 victory, securing the top spot in League B Group 1. The Irish team finished the group stage undefeated with six wins from six games, scoring 20 goals and conceding only two.

Spain’s Victory Led by Laia Codina:

In League A Group 4, Spain claimed the top position with 15 points after a thrilling 5-3 win against Sweden. Laia Codina played a crucial role, entering the game at halftime. Despite Sweden’s spirited performance, Spain’s comeback sealed the victory. Amanda Ilestedt and Stina Blackstenius played full 90 minutes for Sweden, with Blackstenius contributing a goal and an assist. Sweden finished third in the group with seven points.

Netherlands Snatch Top Spot:

In a dramatic turn of events, Netherlands secured the top spot in League A Group 1 by defeating Belgium 4-0 at home. Victoria Pelova played a key role, providing an assist for Lineth Beerensteyn’s opening goal. Vivianne Miedema joined the action in the 66th minute. Despite England’s 6-0 win against Scotland, the Netherlands claimed the top spot in the group, edging ahead on goal difference.

Lionesses Fall Short Despite Dominant Win:

Despite a convincing 6-0 win away to Scotland, England’s Lionesses fell short of securing a spot in the Nations League semi-finals. Beth Mead, playing for Sarina Wingman’s side, contributed with an assist for Alex Greenwood’s opening goal and added a goal herself. England finished level on points with Netherlands but missed out on goal difference.

Austria Triumphs Over Norway:

Arsenal Manuela Zinsberger and Frida Maanum faced off as Austria secured a 2-1 victory at home against Norway. Austria finished second in League A Group 2, accumulating 10 points, five ahead of Norway.

Denmark Edged Out by Iceland:

Denmark, with Kathrine Kuhl playing the full 90 minutes, suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Iceland. The loss meant Denmark finished second in League A Group 3, securing 12 points, three ahead of Iceland but one behind Germany.

Switzerland’s Struggles Continue:

Lia Walti and Noelle Maritz endured a challenging night as Switzerland suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Italy. Switzerland finished at the bottom of League A Group 4 with just one win from six games.

Canada Clinches Friendly Victory:

In a friendly match, Canada secured a 1-0 win at home against Australia. Arsenal Cloe Lacasse, Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord, and Kyra Cooney-Cross all played the full 90 minutes for their respective nations.

The UEFA Women’s Nations League showcased the diverse talent and contributions of Arsenal players on the international stage, with each player leaving their mark on the pitch.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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