Barcelona continue their dominating ways in another La Liga Femenina Gameweek. Atletico push for the title, but will anything stop Barca?
Sevilla 1-1 Logrono
It was honours even between Sevilla and Logrono as neither team was able to grab all three points.
Logrono took the lead when Sevilla defender Aldana Cometti inadvertently directed the ball into her own net. Luckily for the home side, they redeemed their error through Jennifer Morilla. She found the back of the net from six-yards out, poking home from a corner situation.
Real Betis 2-1 Espanyol
The opening goal came through Rosa Marquez after Espanyol were unable to clear their lines. The ball reached Marquez who picked out the bottom corner with great composure in the box.
The second goal then came through a sublime piece of individual brilliance from Martina Piemonte. A deep free-kick floated into the area and Piemonte controlled it superbly before smashing in the volley.
Espanyol were able to pull one back when a corner fell kindly to Inés Juan Altamira at the back post. Her first-time side footed strike halved the deficit, but it was not enough to grab a point.
Atletico Madrid 4-1 Levante
Atletico Madrid produced a convincing performance against top of the table rivals Levante on Sunday.
Silvia Meseguer gave Las Rojiblancas the lead with a well-placed shot from distance. The opener was quickly followed by Toni Duggan’s first-time volley to double the score.Embed from Getty Images
Brazil-international Ludmilla then made it three as she dispossessed defender Ivana Andrés in her own area and rounded the keeper to slot into an empty net.
There was a faint glimmer of hope on the cards when Laia Aleixandri scored an own goal just before half-time. However, Levante’s hopes were soon dashed as Charlyn Corral tapped the ball in for the fourth.
Atleti now sit on 44 points, nine behind leaders Barca. Can they still catch them and claim the title?
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Real Sociedad
The bragging rights went the way of Athletic Bilbao in the Basque Derby as they overcame neighbours Real Sociedad.
Sociedad drew first blood after just six minutes, when a snap shot from Kiana Palacios was drilled into bottom corner. Ane Azcona Fuente then levelled the game in the second half when she nodded the ball home at the far post.
Bilbao completed the comeback two minutes later as Lucía García got on the end of a low cross to clinch the win.
Granadilla Tenerife 2-2 Madrid CFF
Tenerife started strongest against Madrid CFF and they had the lead in the first 10 minutes.
It was long ball over the Madrid defence that was latched onto by Cristina Martín-Prieto. The ball was set up nicely for her and she sweetly struck it into the top corner.
Madrid got themselves back into the game just after the interval through the ever-reliable Geyse. There was a neat interchange just through the lines which opened up the space to leave Geyse 1-on-1 with the ‘keeper before she slotted a composed finish into the bottom corner.Embed from Getty Images
However, the teams weren’t level for long and Tenerife were back in front two minutes later. Martin-Prieto displayed tremendous strength to outmuscle her defender and cut the ball back to set up an easy finish for María José Pérez González.
As the match creeped towards the final five minutes, it was beginning to look like Tenerife would see out the win. But Madrid had other ideas. The Tenerife goalkeeper spilled an attempt from the right and Geyse was there again to hammer the ball home and make the match two apiece.
Barcelona 7-0 Sporting Huelva
Barca continued their march towards the title with another dominant display, with Sporting Huelva as their latest victims.
Caroline Graham Hansen got the league leaders off the mark after just four minutes to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Jenni Hermoso then bagged her first league goal since returning from injury as her header rebounded in off the crossbar.Embed from Getty Images
However, Barca took the handbrake off in the second half and really put Sporting to the sword. Hermoso bagged her brace when she beat the offside trap and poked the ball past the stranded ‘keeper.
Lieke Martens joined the goal-scoring action, swiftly followed by an Alexia Putellas penalty. Not one to be left out, Asisat Oshoala helped herself to two quick-fire goals in the dying moments of the game. Her double against Huelva is her sixth brace of the season so far.
The 7-0 win gives league leaders Barca their biggest victory since the opening day 9-1 victory over CD Tacon.
CD Tacon 0-0 Valencia
A relatively even goalless draw in the Primera Iberdrola played itself out in Madrid between CD Tacon and Valencia. Florencia Bonsegundo came closest to breaking the deadlock for Valencia but goalkeeper Yohana Goméz Camino was equal to the effort and tipped the ball onto the post.
Tacon themselves nearly snatched the win in stoppage time when a wonderful free-kick from young Paraguay international Jessica Martinez cannoned off the crossbar.
This point for Valencia could prove vital in preventing their relegation come the end of the season. They now draw level on points with third from bottom Real Betis.
Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Deportivo La Coruna
Fourth place Deportivo went ahead through Michelle Romero with a drilled shot along the ground. But their joy was short-lived as Oriana Altuve forced the equalise. She stretched every sinew to get on the end of a low cross and was just able to get her big toe on the ball and direct it into the goal.
Altuve then doubled her tally to give Rayo Vallecano the advantage. Facing the goal with only the ‘keeper to beat, the Vallecano talisman sent María Isabel Rodríguez diving the wrong way as she gave her side the 2-1 win.