Barcelona make it 100% as Real Madrid pip Atlético Madrid to Champions League spot: Primera Iberdrola Week 30 Round-Up
UEFA Women’s Champions League hopefuls Atlético Madrid lost to champions Barcelona in a mouth-watering clash which produced two red cards as the visitors were pipped to third place by their local rivals Real Madrid
Champions Barcelona made it 100% in the league after beating Atlético Madrid 2-1 in an entertaining El Classico (women’s version) match at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Sunday.
The defeat threw Atlético Madrid’s third spot ambitions off the rails as Real Madrid won their match elsewhere on the same day.
The home side scored the opening goal in the 11th minute when defender Irene Paredes finished off a pass from fellow defender Mapi Leon. Midfielder Aitana Bonmati doubled the hosts’ lead in the 23rd minute.
Skipper Alexia Putellas had a chance to make it 3-0 from the spot in the 60th minute after defender Merel van Dongen had conceded a penalty but her spot kick was saved.
The visitors reduced the deficit to 2-1 when midfielder Amanda Sampedro scored in the 64th minute.
Aitana Bonmatí was shown a straight red card in the 90th minute after pulling forward Rasheedat Ajibade who was through on goal for the visitors.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid beat Villarreal 1-0 at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano on Sunday.
The win saw Real Madrid move to third position to occupy the Champions league spot after Atlético Madrid lost to champions Barcelona elsewhere.
The visitors conceded a penalty which was converted by Kosovare Asllani in the 43rd minute.
Second-placed Real Sociedad ran riot beating Alavés 6-1 at the Reale Arena on Sunday.
Sociedad opened the scoring in the ninth minute when defender Manuela Vanegas finished a pass from Nerea Eizagirre. Midfielder Gemma Gili made it 2-0 six minutes later before forward Sanni Franssi made it 3-0 in the third minute of added time of the first half.
Alavés made three substitutions going into the second half in a bid to change the complexion of the match but instead found themselves four goals down in the 53rd minute when forward Nerea Eizagirre scored.
Forward Amaiur Sarriegi made it 5-0 in the 76th minute before substitute forward Maria Ortiz de Pinedo Otxoa pulled one back for the visitors in the second minute of added time. Nerea Eizagirre scored her second goal in the 95th minute to make it 6-1 making it two goals and two assists in the game.
Sixth-placed Levante beat fifth-placed UDG Tenerife 4-1 at the Ciudad Deportiva de Buñol - Campo 1 on Saturday night.
The hosts took the lead as early as the sixth minute when forward Alba Redondo finished a pass from midfielder Irene Guerrero.
The provider turned the scorer in the 29th minute when she scored from the penalty spot after.
The visitors had a chance to reduce the deficit in the 64th minute when they were awarded a penalty but defender Raquel Peña missed the spot kick.
After missing the penalty she turned provider seven minutes later assisting forward Sydny Nasello to make it 2-1.
Midfielder Leire Baños restored the hosts’ two goal advantage in the 77th minute before midfielder Érika González put the match beyond the visitors in the 86th minute to make it 4-1.
Athletic Club had their sixth position hopes quashed after losing 4-1 to Sevilla on Sunday at the Lezama Facilities.
Sevilla opened the scoring in the 41st minute through forward Eli del Estal.
The hosts responded five minutes later through midfielder Erika Vázquez to make it 1-1 but conceded another goal just a minute later through midfielder Inma Gabarro who gave the visitors a half time lead.
The visitors came back a more determined side and were duly rewarded six minutes into the second half when Eli del Estal scored her second goal of the match to make it 3-1. Midfielder Michele Vasconcelos madeit 4-1 for the visitors two minutes into added time to seal the victory.
Real Betis lost 3-1 to relegated Rayo Vallecano at the Ciudad Deportiva Luis de Sol on Saturday.
Rayo Vallecano opened the scoring in the 11th minute through midfielder Paula Fernández. The visitors doubled their lead through defender Camila Sáez who scored from a rebound of her missed penalty. The visitors made it 3-0 through Brazilian forward Millene Cabral Vieira 10 minutes from half-time.
The hosts reduced the deficit six minutes into the second half when former Liverpool forward Rinsola Babajide converted to make it 3-1.
Sporting Huelva beat Madrid CFF 2-0 at the Campo Federativo de la Orden to move two places up the log standings.
Midfielder Fatou Kanteh scored a brace in the 65th and 85th minutes to ensure the hosts collected maximum points to move to 11th position.
Madrid CFF forward Geyse Ferreira finished as joint-top scorer with Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala on 20 goals.
Relegated Eibar finished the season in style when they beat Valencia 5-1 at the Unbe Sports Complex on Sunday.
Valencia took the lead in the 18th minute through defender Marta Carro before the hosts responded through a penalty converted by midfielder Nerea Gantxegi in the 41st minute.
Forward Arola Aparicio gave the hosts the lead three minutes later and Eibar took the 2-1 lead to the break.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, forward Racheal Kundananji gave the hosts a two-goal cushion before defender Elba Vergés made it 4-1 in the 66th minute.
Forward Carmen Álvarez made it 5-1 in the 74th minute to wrap it up in style for the hosts.
Fixtures (Saturday): Real Betis 1-3 Rayo Vallecano; Levante 4-1 UDG Tenerife
Fixtures (Sunday): Sporting Huelva 2-0 Madrid CFF; Eibar 5-1 Valencia; Athletic Club 1-4 Sevilla; Barcelona 2-1 Atlético Madrid; Real Sociedad 6-1 Alavés; Real Madrid 1-0 Villarreal