Barcelona dismantle Levante as Real, Atletico share spoils: Liga F Week 21 Round Up

Barcelona dismantle Levante as Real, Atletico share spoils: Liga F Week 21 Round Up
Aitana Bonmatí celebrates scoring the opener for reigning champions Barcelona against Levante UD away at the Ciudad Deportiva de Buñol - Campo 1 on Saturday evening / © Photo by Manuel Queimadelos / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images

A rampant Barcelona dismantled third-placed Levante 4-0 at the Ciudad Deportiva de Buñol - Campo 1 on Saturday evening to maintain their grip at the summit of the Liga F table.

Aitana Bonmatí gave them a 1-0 lead, scoring from a well worked goal in the 29th minute off a pass from forward Salma Paralluelo and the visitors took their lead into the break.

Bonmatí doubled her side’s lead after 77 minutes after having been set up by substitute forward Geyse before substitute Clàudia Pina made it 3-0 with three minutes left to play. Forward Fridolina Rolfö added the icing on the cake with an emphatic finish to make it 4-0 in the fourth minute of added time.

The win took Barcelona to 63 points and maintained their 100% run in the league whilst the defeat left Levante on 50 points though still maintaining a healthy lead on fourth-placed Atlético Madrid.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid suffered a setback in their bid to stop Barcelona dominance after they dropped two crucial points in a nil-all draw with cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid at the Centro Deportivo Alcalá de Henares on Sunday evening.

The hosts suffered a setback when forward Ludmila was taken off through injury and was replaced by fellow forward Eva Navarro in the 43rd minute.

The draw left Real Madrid on 56 points, trailing log leaders Barcelona by seven points whilst Atlético remained 10 points behind third-placed Levante.

Relegation-threatened Alavés beat visiting Sporting Huelva 2-1 at the Ciudad Deportiva José Luis Compañón on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors took an early lead in the fourth minute through forward Stefanie da Eira off a pass from midfielder Therese Simonsson before the hosts levelled the scores in the first minute of added time of the first half through defender Camila Sáez.

The hosts doubled their lead 12 minutes into the second half when midfielder Elba Vergés gave her side a 2-1 lead.

Huelva were reduced to 10 players after forward Raiderlin Nazareth Carrasco Vargas received a second yellow card after fouling forward Lice Chamorro in the 85th minute.

The win moved Alavés up one place to 15th and are now on 15 points whilst Huelva remained on 17 points just two above the relegation zone.

Levante Las Planas and Sevilla shared the spoils in a one-all draw at the Camp Municipal Les Planes on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors took a fifth minute lead through forward Cristina Martín-Prieto off a pass from midfielder Tony Payne before the hosts levelled the scores 12 minutes later through midfielder Laura Martínez González.

The visitors made a double substitution in the 57th bringing on forward Rosa Otermín and midfielder Amanda Sampedro for defender Arola Aparicio and forward Inma Gabarro respectively to no avail.

The draw took the points tally for Sevilla to 27 whilst Las Planas moved to 18 points, three points above the relegation zone.

Real Sociedad continued with their poor run as they played to a nil-all draw with hosts Real Betis at the Ciudad Deportiva Luis de Sol on Saturday afternoon.

The draw took the points tally for Sociedad to 27 whilst Betis are now on 16 points, just one point above the relegation zone.

Valencia turned it around in the second half to win 2-0 against hosts Athletic Club at the Lezama Facilities on Sunday afternoon as they continued with their fine run.

The visitors opened the scoring three minutes into the second half through forward Macarena Portables Nieto before midfielder Anita Marcos doubled the visitors’ lead through her penalty kick rebound shot in the 81st minute.

The win took Valencia to 33 points, three points behind fifth-placed Madrid CFF whilst Athletic Club remained on 20 points, only five points from relegation with nine matches left.

Villarreal boosted their survival chances with a 3-1 victory over visiting Alhama CF ElPozo at the Ciudad Deportiva on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were awarded a penalty in the 26th minute which was coolly converted by forward Sheila Guijarro to give her side the lead.

The visitors were reduced to 10 players just four minutes into the second half when defender Olivia Oprea was shown a straight red card, conceding a penalty in the process.

The visitors doubled their lead from the resultant spot kick in the 51st minute through the boot of midfielder María Llompart before the visitors pulled a goal back in the 66th minute through defender Carmen Fresneda.

Substitute forward Vera Rico secured maximum points for the hosts when she scored the assurance goal in the 96th minute to seal the points.

The win moved Villarreal to 18 points, three points from relegation zone whilst Alhama now anchors the log with 14 points.

It was a memorable outing for UDG Tenerife in their bid to fight the chop as they humbled visiting Madrid CFF 5-2 at the Estadio La Palmera on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts opened the floodgates after 23 minutes through defender Verónica Herrera before midfielder Claudia Roldán Blanco doubled the lead a minute later.

The hosts tripled their lead when defender Raquel Peña made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 50th minute. The hosts made it 4-0 through another Peña penalty before Blanco completed her brace to make it 5-0 to the hosts.

Madrid CFF pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute through midfielder Aida Esteve before forward Racheal Kundananji made it 5-2 with five minutes remaining.

The win moved Tenerife to 24 points whilst Madrid CFF remained on 36 points, 14 points behind third-placed Levante.

Results (Saturday): Levante Las Planas 1-1 Sevilla; Alavés 2-1 Sporting Huelva; Real Betis 0-0 Real Sociedad; Levante 0-4 Barcelona

Results (Sunday): Villarreal 3-1 Alhama CF ElPozo; Athletic Club 0-2 Valencia; UDG Tenerife 5-2 Madrid CFF; Atlético Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid