Laia Aleixandri featured for the entirety of Spain's 3-0 win over Kerstin Casparij's Netherlands to progress to the UEFA Women's Nations League final.

And Filippa Angeldahl scored in Sweden’s 5-0 UEFA Women’s Nations League win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday afternoon. 

It was a difficult evening for Casparij and her defensive compatriots as the Netherlands faced 22 attempts by the World Cup winners. 

They defended well before Jenni Hermoso gave Spain the lead four minutes before the interval and Aitana Bonmati doubled the host’s lead four minutes later. 

Ona Batlle put the game out of reach for the Dutch with Spain’s third with just over 20 minutes left to play.

Aleixandri was a solid figure in the heart of Spain’s engine room for the entirety of the match, making it difficult for the Netherlands to find space between the midfield and defensive lines. 

Spain will face France in the final while Casparij and her national team will take on Germany in the competition’s third-place play-off. 

Sweden’s win earlier in the day saw Manchester City midfielder Angeldahl  positioned in Sweden’s engine room from kick-off and it didn’t take long for her national team to take the lead.

Madelen Janogy put the visitors ahead in the sixth minute before doubling Sweden’s lead shortly before half-time.

Angeldahl was the first to put the game out of reach for the hosts, with her first – Sweden’s third – in the 76th minute, deflating the Bosnia side.

Pauline Hammardlund’s strike and a Jelena Gvozderac own goal in the final 10 minutes came either side of Angeldahl’s substitution where she made way for Barclays Women’s Super League compatriot Hanna Bennison.

She isn’t the only City player to feature for her national team today.

Alex Greenwood will captain England with Esme Morgan alongside her and Lauren Hemp in the Lioness’s front three.

For Spain, Laia Aleixandri will be deployed in a number six role in their UEFA Women’s Nations League semi-final clash with the Netherlands.

Kerstin Caparij will play against the Spain international for the Dutch.