Liga F round up: Barcelona cruise past Athletic Club, Sevilla claim derby day spoils

Caroline Graham Hansen celebrates with Barcelona teammates in Liga F
Caroline Graham Hansen of Barcelona celebrates with teammates during the Liga F football match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Another Liga F match-day produced another dominant performance from Barcelona. The reigning champions put four past Athletic Club to maintain their unbeaten record this season. Sevilla also celebrated a commanding win after they thrashed city rivals Real Betis.

Here, we round up Barcelona and Sevilla’s victories as well as the remaining six fixtures in another exciting weekend of Liga F action.

Villarreal 1-1 Costa Adeje Tenerife

Tenerife are now winless in three matches after they were denied all three points by a late Villarreal equaliser. Jassina Blom put her side ahead on the hour mark, sweeping the ball home from Bea Beltrán’s neat cut-back. As the minutes ticked away, the hosts found a crucial equaliser in the 83rd minute. Bicho rose high at the back post to head in from Raquel Morcillo’s deep corner kick, ensuring the contest finished all square.

Real Sociedad 2-0 Valencia

Real Sociedad bounced back from consecutive victories to claim their fourth win of the season. The hosts took an early lead through Synne Jensen, who slotted home after being teed up by Sanni Franssi. Jensen was then gifted the chance to net her second goal of the game. The Norwegian poked the ball into the unguarded net after benefitting from Enith Salón’s misplaced pass.

Manuela Vanegas was given her marching orders in the 78th minute following her second yellow card of the game, but the dismissal did little to dampen the home side’s mood. Real Sociedad head into the international break in ninth place, while Valencia are in 12th position after suffering a third consecutive defeat.

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Levante 3-0 Eibar

Third-placed Levante maintained their unbeaten record with a comfortable victory over Eibar. Gabi Nunes headed in from Ángela Sosa’s corner-kick to put Levante in front in the 43rd minute. Paula Tomás quickly doubled the advantage when she drove the ball into the bottom corner.

After scoring two goals in three minutes to end the half, the hosts picked up from where they left off to add a third within two minutes of the restart. Nunes fired past Noelia García to seal her brace and wrap up Levante’s fifth successive Liga F victory.

Sevilla 6-0 Real Betis

Sevilla produced a dominant display to get the better of their local rivals in El Gran Derbi. Klára Cahynová got the hosts up and running with an eighth minute header, before Amanda Sampedro thumped the ball in off the crossbar to give her side a two-goal cushion at the break.

A confident first-half display proved to be just an appetiser for an imperious second half performance. Cristina Martín-Prieto and Inma Inma Gabarro both netted braces to condemn Betis to a heavy defeat. To make matters worse for the visitors, they have now dropped below their rivals, who have climbed up to seventh position.

Atlético Madrid 2-0 Granada

After playing out a goalless first half with Granada, Atleti scored two goals inside the opening 15 minutes of the second period to wrap up all three points. Rasheedat Ajibade opened the scoring with a stunning strike from the edge of the box. Sheila Guijarro then tucked the ball home from Eva Navarro’s low cross to secure her side a third consecutive win.

Fourth-placed Atleti remain two points adrift of the top three, while Granada are languishing in the relegation zone.

Real Madrid 5-2 Sporting de Huelva

Real Madrid entered Sunday’s contest in a despondent mood after going three games without a win. A 2-2 draw with Chelsea was followed by a heavy defeat to Barcelona and a narrow 2-1 loss to Hacken. As a result of their poor form, Las Blancas would have been relieved to secure all three points against Huelva.

Athenea del Castillo, Olga Carmona and Hayley Raso all found the net within a five-minute period to give their side a commanding lead at the break. Isina pulled a goal back for the visitors, before Real Madrid’s Caroline Møller netted a quick-fire brace.

There was still time for Maria Cienfu to score the goal of the game with an outrageous long-range strike. However, it mattered little, as the hosts secured a comfortable victory. Real Madrid remain in second place, while Huelva are rooted to the bottom of the table with a solitary point to their name.

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Levante Las Planas 3-4 Madrid CFF

Levante Las Planas and Madrid CFF were involved in the most entertaining game of matchday 10. Madrid CFF looked set to experience a frustrating first period after giving up the lead on two occasions. Racheal Kundananji and Luany saw their efforts cancelled out by a Morgane Nicoli brace.

However, Mônica headed home from a free-kick in first-half stoppage time to give her side the advantage at the break. The experienced defender gave her side a two-goal lead in the 67th minute, keeping her cool to slot home from the penalty spot. Anissa Lahmari quickly pulled a goal back to give the hosts a lifeline. But the contest ultimately ended in disappointment for Levante Las Planas, especially as Nicoli was given her marching orders in injury time.

Athletic Club 0-4 Barcelona

Barcelona remain six points clear at the top of the Liga F table after they swept past Athletic Club. Marta Torrejón guided the ball in from Caroline Graham Hansen’s inviting delivery to give the European champions a narrow half-time lead.

Graham Hansen got on the scoresheet after the interval with a sublime strike from the edge of the box. Patri Guijarro then added Barça’s third with her second goal of the campaign. There was still time for Ballon d’Or winner Aitana Bonmatí to find the net for Barcelona and round off another dominant display from the Liga F league leaders.

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