Levante go second as Atlético keep pressure with late flurry: Liga F Week 13 Round Up
Levante moved second with a 2-1 win over visiting Madrid CFF at the Ciudad Deportiva de Buñol - Campo 1 on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts were awarded a penalty after forward Alba Redondo was fouled in the 23rd minute and the resultant spot kick was converted by midfielder Érika González to give her team the lead.
Forward Gabi Nunes levelled the scores just four minutes later with a deflected her freekick.
The hosts regained their lead in the 74th minute when substitute defender María Alharilla converted a pass from forward Redondo.
The visitors could not get an equaliser despite adding fresh legs with nine minutes remaining bringing on midfielder Marina Rivas Jaén and forward Lucía Pardo for midfielder Ana González and forward Gabi Nunes respectively.
The win moved the hosts to second position whilst the visitors dropped to fifth.
Elsewhere, Atlético Madrid’s two late goals were enough to beat Real Betis 2-1 at the Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors took a late lead in the 86th minute with forward Rinsola Babajide breaking the deadlock after receiving a pass from substitute forward Carmen Álvarez.
The visitors made a defensive change just after scoring bringing on defender Lidia Sánchez Gonzalez for defender Matilde Fidalgo but to no avail with the hosts equalising in the 90th minute through forward Marta Cardona who converted a pass from fellow forward Sheila García. The two players combined again two minutes later to give their side the lead as Cardona recorded a brace.
The win moved Atlético into fourth place at the expense of Madrid CFF who lost to Levante whilst Betis remained 10th on 13 points.
Alhama CF ElPozo beat visiting Alavés 2-1 at the Campo de Fútbol José María Soriano Muñoz on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts were ahead as early as the fifth minute when midfielder Marina Martí Serna bundled home a pass from defender Raquel Morcillo Aparicio.
The visitors made a half-time substitution to stabilise the midfield bringing on midfielder Miku Ito for midfielder Gema Soliveres.
The hosts, however, doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after Alavés defender Elba Vergés beat her own keeper before Marina Martí Serna completed her brace two minutes later converting a pass from midfielder Andrea Carid Cao to make it 3-0.
The visitors got a consolation goal from midfielder Carla Morera in the 89th minute.
The win separated the two sides by only three points with Alhama moving to six points whilst Alavés remained on nine points.
10 women Villarreal held hosts Levante Las Planas to a two-all draw at the Camp Municipal Les Planes on Saturday.
The hosts conceded a penalty in the 41st minute when defender Esther Martín-Pozuelo pulled forward Belén Martínez’s shirt in the penalty box and forward Sheila Guijarro converted the resultant spot kick.
Villarreal were reduced to 10 players when midfielder Bicho received her second yellow card in the second minute of added time of the first half.
The hosts equalised in the 58th minute through midfielder Irina Priscilla Uribe García off an assist from defender Esther Martín-Pozuelo. The hosts took the lead in the 74th minute when Esther Martín-Pozuelo scored a free kick from 20 yards.
The visitors equalised on the stroke of full time with Guijarro getting her second goal of the match to seal a point for her side.
Sevilla and Athletic Club played to a one-all draw at the Ramón Cisneros Palacios on Saturday.
The hosts were awarded a penalty in the 82ndand forward Inma Gabarro missed the spot kick. They finally broke the deadlock in the 90th minute when forward Jessica Martínez capitalised on a mistake from defender Oihane Valdezate to score a long-range effort.
The visitors equalised two minutes later through midfielder Clara Pinedo after she was fed by substitute forward Ainize Barea.
It was three points lost for Sevilla and one point gained for Athletic Club.
A late rally saw hosts Sporting Huelva salvage a point against UDG Tenerife at Campo del CD Lamiya on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors raced to a two-goal lead after forward Jassina Blom scored a brace in a space of three minutes, in the 33rdminute and in the 36th minute.
The hosts pulled a goal back in the 93rd minute through defender Patri Ojeda after she headed a cross from forward María Ruiz Gámez’s free kick. Forward Cristina Gey equalised in the 96th minute after intercepting a short back pass mess from defender Andrea Marrero Avero to cap a fine comeback.
The draw moved Huelva to seventh position whilst Tenerife remained 11th and in danger of relegation.
Results (Saturday): Levante Las Planas 2-2 Villarreal; Atlético Madrid 2-1 Real Betis; Sevilla 1-1 Athletic Club; Alhama CF ElPozo 3-1 Alavés; Levante 2-1 Madrid CFF
Results (Sunday): Sporting Huelva 2-2 UDG Tenerife