There were only five games in the Primera Iberdrola this past weekend. Despite this, the Spanish league wasn’t lacking for drama as there were a flurry of late wins and still plenty of goals across the fixtures.
Valencia 5-0 Santa Teresa
It was a resounding victory for Valencia against Santa Teresa. The newly-promoted side have now conceded nine goals in their last two games without scoring.
Defender Cristina Cubedo opened the scoring for home side with a powerful downward strike. The left wing also proved to be a source of good fortune when Marta Carro lunged to get on to the end of a cross and converted it into the back of the net.
Las Murciélagas then had a great opportunity to put themselves up 3-0 just after half time via the penalty spot. Florencia Bonsegundo stepped up but fired her spot kick wide. However, she quickly made amends when she cut the ball back for Iina Salmi and the Finn coolly finished to make it 3-0.
On-loan Barcelona forward Candela Andújar then scored the pick of the bunch. Her sweetly struck half volley from the edge of the area flew into the top corner. Just minutes later, Andújar scored again with a strike that wasn’t too bad either. After receiving the ball on the 18-yard line, she drilled it into the same upper ninety to truly announce her arrival at the club.
Eibar 1-3 Real Madrid
After a goalless first half, Real Madrid took the lead early in the second. This came after Kosovare Asllani converted a penalty, which was the result of a handball in the area. Asllani got the opportunity to double her side’s lead less than 10 minutes later when another handball occurred in the area. The Swede duly converted once again, putting her side up 2-0.
Eibar pulled a goal back when Thembi Lgatlana fired into the roof of the net from 15 yards out. However, Real restored their two-goal lead when Olga Carmona saw her low driven shot saved only for Marta Cardona to tap in the rebound.
Real Sociedad 1-2 Granadilla Tenerife
It was a dramatic late comeback for Granadilla Tenerife, which took them up to second in the table.
Initially, Sociedad took the lead thanks to a Natalia Ramos own goal in the 56th minute. The Canary Islands side then drew themselves level when the Sociedad keeper missed a cross and Clare Pleuler was able to turn the ball in.
The away team were able to double their goal tally in the 86th minute. This came after Serbian youngster Allegra Poljak cut inside onto her right foot and bent a shot into the far top corner. It was a noteworthy strike, as it earned all three points for Granadilla.
Ateltico Madrid 0-0 Sporting Huelva
Sporting Huelva earned their first point of the Spanish season in a hard-fought goalless draw away at Atletico Madrid. Although Atleti remain undefeated in the league and top of the table, it is yet more points dropped. It also opens the door for Barcelona, who have two games in hand, to overtake Las Rojiblancas and extend their Spanish dominance.
Deportivo 1-2 Sevilla
It was yet another thrilling match in A Coruña on Sunday. Sevilla edged out Deportivo to condemn the home side to their sixth defeat out of six total games.
Zenatha Coleman got the scoring up and running in the first half when she ran in behind and fired at goal. The goalkeeper got a hand to the ball, but it wasn’t enough as the ball nestled into the back of the net.
Deportivo were then level with 10 minutes to go following a corner kick. Whipped in from the left, the ball met the head of Stephannie Blanco and entered the goal via a deflection on the line.
The game looked to be heading for a draw until the fifth minute of stoppage. A deep cross into the Deportivo box found Ana Franco. The young Spaniard kept a cool head to nod the ball down for Raquel Pinel to have a simple tap in and win the game.