Spain took the lead with Cristina’s goal when the Colombian goalkeeper scored on the rebound after stopping it for the first time. However, the score remained 0–0 as the target was rejected by the VAR review. It ruled that Christina had touched the ball with her hand.
Defending champions Spain beat Germany by one goal in a thrilling semi-final to reach the final. The only goal for Spain was scored by Lucia Corales in the 90th minute. On the other hand, Colombia defeated Nigeria 6-5 in the penalty shootout to enter the final. By the stipulated time both the teams were on a goalless draw.