Barcelona, Real Madrid win as Madrid CFF suffer setback: Liga F Week 9 Round Up
The defending champions Barcelona are gunning for another 100% winning season after walloping Alavés 8-0 at the Estadio Johan Cruyff on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts meant business as early as the eighth minute when midfielder Clàudia Pina slotted home having converted a pass from defender Irene Paredes. Forward Asisat Oshoala doubled the hosts’ lead four minutes later after converting a pass from forward Fridolina Rolfö’s before the Swede made it 3-0 after 25 minutes after being set up by Pina.
Pina completed her brace when she scored the fourth goal for the hosts from the penalty spot to put the game beyond the visitors. Defender María Pilar León completed the first half demolition of Alavés when she converted defender Nuria Rábano’s pass to make it 5-0 two minutes from half time.
Forward Salma Paralluelo converted Pina’s pass to make it 6-0 for Barcelona in the 56th minute.
The whole stadium had a standing ovation in the 71st minute for the returning forward Bruna Vilamala after spending 389 days out of the team.
Substitute defender Ana-Maria Crnogorčević made it 7-0 with five minutes left on the clock before Vilamala set up fellow forward Geyse for the eighth goal in the 96th minute.
The win took their goal and points tally after nine matches to 37 and 27 respectively and they maintain their top position whilst Alavés dropped to the bottom.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid moved to third position after narrowly beating hosts Sporting Huelva 1-0 at the Nuevo Colombino on Saturday evening.
Midfielder Athenea del Castillo broke the deadlock in the 34th minute after converting a pass from striker Nahikari García.
The visitors made a tactical substitution at half time taking out defender Svava for forward Caroline Møller.
The win moved Madrid to third position with 19 points having played a game less whilst Huelva remained in 12th position with eight points.
Madrid CFF’s fine start to the season came to a screeching halt when they lost 2-1 at home to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute when defender Aldana Cometti converted a pass from midfielder Aida Esteve.
The lead did not last long as the visitors responded five minutes later when forward Sheila Guijarro levelled the scores after being set up by defender Francisca Alejandra Lara Lara.
The hosts made a double substitution at half-time bringing on their top goal scorer forward Racheal Kundananji and midfielder Florencia Bonsegundo for forward Gabi Nunes and midfielder Aida Esteve respectively to add firepower to their attack.
It was the visitors who got dividends early with midfielder Belén Martínez giving them the lead in the 52nd minute to collect maximum points.
Atlético Madrid survived an early scare to win 2-1 away to Levante Las Planas at the Camp Municipal Les Planes on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts took an early lead through midfielder Elena Julve Pérez in the 11th minute.
The visitors equalised five minutes from half-time when defender Sheila García converted a pass from forward Ludmila.
Ludmila ensured maximum points for the visitors when she gave the Madrid side the lead in the 72nd minute after converting a pass from midfielder Leicy Santos.
The win moved Atlético Madrid to second position with 20 points.
Alhama CF ElPozo collected their first set of points after defeating an off-form UDG Tenerife 1-0 at the Campo de Fútbol José María Soriano Muñoz on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts took the lead in the 38th minute when defender Lena Pérez Sánchez converted a pass from fellow defender Carmen Fresneda Morga.
The visitors made a double substitution at half-time bringing on forwards Yerliane Moreno and Koko Ange for midfielders Silvia Doblado and Claudia Blanco to boost their attack but the hosts were resolute in defence.
The win ensured that they moved from bottom of the log to 15th boosting their relegation fight whilst Tenerife are winless in their last four matches and are in 10th position with eight points.
Valencia recorded a 4-2 victory against Levante at the Mestalla on Saturday evening.
The hosts had a two-goal advantage going into the second half thanks to strikes from midfielder Ascensión Martínez Salinas and forward Anita Marcos in the 41st and 45th minutes respectively.
The visitors came back a more determined side and pulled one back through their leading goal scorer forward Alba Redondo just three minutes after the resumption.
Midfielder Tatiana Pinto levelled the scores three minutes before time and Levante appeared to have turned the match around before Salinas scored her second of the match two minutes into added time to make it 3-2.
She completed her hattrick two minutes later sealing three points for the hosts.
Forward Fiamma Benitez also completed her hattrick of assists having assisted all the three goals scored by Salinas.
Real Sociedad’s campaign came back on track after beating Athletic Club 3-1 in a local derby away at the San Mamés Barria on Saturday night.
The visitors made their intentions known as early as the sixth minute when forward Amaiur Sarriegi gave them the lead after converting a pass from midfielder Nerea Eizagirre.
The hosts hit back 10 minutes later when forward Jone Amezaga Martínez converted a pass from defender Oihane Hernández.
Sociedad midfielder Gabriela García restored their lead six minutes from half time to make it 2-1 and went to the break ahead. García completed her brace when she doubled the advantage for Sociedad in the 48th minute to make it 3-1.
The win moved Sociedad to within reach of the leading pack.
The El Gran Derbi was a one-sided affair with hosts Real Betis thumping Sevilla 3-0 at the Ciudad Deportiva Luis de Sol on Sunday evening.
The hosts broke the deadlock three minutes after the restart through forward Rinsola Babajide before defender Violeta García Quiles doubled their lead in the 55th minute after converting a pass from midfielder Ángela Sosa. Babajide completed her brace with 15 minutes left on the clock to secure both maximum points and bragging rights for the hosts.
The win moved Betis to ninth on the standings whilst Sevilla failed to close the gap on those above them and remain eighth on the standings.
Results (Saturday): Alhama CF ElPozo 1 - 0 UDG Tenerife; Madrid CFF 1 - 2 Villarreal; Sporting Huelva 0 - 1 Real Madrid; Valencia 4 - 2 Levante; Athletic Club 1 - 3 Real Sociedad
Results (Sunday): Barcelona 8 - 0 Alavés; Levante Las Planas 1 - 2 Atlético Madrid; Real Betis 3 - 0 Sevilla