There were only eight fixtures in the Primera Iberdrola this past weekend. This came following the postponement of Levante’s fixture with Real Madrid due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Levante camp. However, that didn’t mean there was any shortage of action in the gameweek.
Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona
Barcelona continued to swat aside the competition as they thrashed Real Betis 5-0 on Saturday.
Aitana Bonmatí got the scoring underway after a quarter of an hour when she got in on goal and finished with her left foot. Bonmatí then turned provider as she set up Mariona Caldentey for the second goal of the afternoon. The away side then widened the gap just after half-time when Asisat Oshoala made it three.Embed from Getty Images
Betis were able to keep the league leaders at bay for the next 30 minutes until Jenna McCormick turned one into her own net. Jenni Hermoso then rounded off the scoring to make the final score 5-0 to the Catalans. That result takes their goalscoring tally to 21 for the season from four games. Barcelona already look to be steamrolling their way to the title.
Espanyol 0-1 Eibar
Eibar continued their bright start to the campaign with their second win of the season. South African international Thembi Kgatlana scored the only goal of the game when she converted a rebound in the first half.
Those three points take the newly-promoted Eibar up to sixth in the table. Meanwhile, Espanyol remain in ninth.
Deportivo de La Coruña 1-2 Santa Teresa
Eibar’s fellow promoted side Santa Teresa have also started the season strongly. They continued their rich vein of form away at Deportivo.
The visitors took an early lead through Patricia Mascaró, slotted in a goal at the near post within the opening 10 minutes. Belén Martínez Sousa then doubled the lead when she rounded the keeper and converted from a tight angle.
Deportivo were much improved after the interval and got a goal back just before the hour mark. Some neat footwork on the left wing from Lady Andrade created the space for her to pick out Helena Torres to tap in from close range. Yet, Santa Teresa were able to hold onto the lead and record their second win of the season.
Madrid CFF 1-0 Real Sociedad
Madrid CFF claimed their third win in four games to take them up to third in the table. Veteran forward Priscila Borja scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute to condemn Real Sociedad to their first defeat of the season.
Valencia 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao maintained their unbeaten league start away at Valencia. However, they will be slightly disappointed not to have taken all three points.
The Basque side opened the scoring through Erika Vásquez’s low long-range effort. They then held onto the lead until the 78th minute when Carla Bautista outjumped the goalkeeper and leveled the game for Valencia.Embed from Getty Images
Rayo Vallencano 2-3 Granadilla Tenerife
It was a dramatic five-goal thriller in the Spanish capital as Tenerife left with all three points against Rayo Vallecano.
Two early penalties in the opening half hour got the scoring underway to make it 1-1. Teenage forward Ana Lucía de Teresa then gave the home side the lead. However, the advantage didn’t last long after a looping header from María José Pérez leveled the score six minutes later. The sides went in at half-time on even terms. And, while the game looked to be heading for a stalemate, Silvia Doblado’s bullet header won it all for the visitors in stoppage time.Embed from Getty Images
Sevilla 4-0 Sporting Huelva
It was a resounding victory for Sevilla against Sporting Huelva to get their first win on the board for the season.
Toni Payne put the Sevillistas ahead when she cut in onto her left foot and swung the ball into the corner of the net. Raquel Pinel then helped herself to the second goal of the afternoon with a close range effort. Substitute Ana Franco then bagged a brace in the last 15 minutes to make sure of all three points for her side.
The defeat leaves Huelva rooted to the bottom of the table without a single point from their opening three games.
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Logrono
Atleti were able to keep the champions Barcelona within their reach, but they made hard work of it against Logrono.
The Madrid side had a scare in the second half when Jade Boho got in behind for Logrono and shot the ball across the goal, just glancing the far post. Atleti then rattled the woodwork themselves through Jade Moore’s long distance effort.
Las Rojiblancas eventually took the lead through a header from Deyna Castellanos. Two minutes later, Ludmilla hammered the ball into the net to secure all three points for the home side.