CD Tacón’s game against Valencia CF was a classic 0-0 draw — it was gritty, end-to-end, and lacking that bit of quality necessary to complete the final pass. Hence, it was rather hard to separate each individual performance from one another, with only one player truly standing out.
Yohana was Tacón’s undisputed best player. Her positioning was on point, allowing her to make easy saves and come off her line and blow up attacks. She also made a particularly spectacular intervention in the 67th minute, when Valencia volleyed a shot at goal from point blank range after a corner kick. If it wasn’t for Yohana, Tacón may very well have lost this game.
RB: Babett Peter
Wasn’t much of a factor offensively and was caught out of position increasingly towards the end of the game.
Defensively was hit-and-miss, as the space behind her was exploited when she stepped up and she sometimes lost her assignment in the box. Her almost-goal on a corner kick (which may or may not have crossed the line) gives a boost to her overall rating.
LCB: Osinachi Ohale
Made poor judgements when stepping out of her line to win the ball and struggled to keep track of the opposing attackers.
Did a decent job playing balls into the channel for Jakobsson to run onto, but was completely absent on a Valencia attack that eventually saw an unmarked Florencia Bonsegundo put a shot off of the post.
RM: Lorena Navarro
She looked crisp on the ball early on, but became increasingly detached from the game as Tacón looked to attack from the left and eventually lost what little control they had.
RCM: Aurélie Kaci
Wasn’t her usual performance on the ball — uncharacteristically sloppy and imprecise. She looked alright defensively, though.
All-round average performance. Made some decent tackles and was unremarkable on the ball.
LM: Chioma Ubogagu
Often ran onto passes that never reached her and failed to get off her crosses when she beat her marker.
RS: Kosovare Asllani
Too uninvolved but she did really well to slip her teammates through on goal on more than one occasion. There’s a potential to use her as the hub of Tacón’s attacking play that isn’t being realized at the moment.
LS: Sofia Jakobsson
Disappointing game from Jakobsson. She had plenty of moments where she was one-versus-one with a defender or through on goal, but her touch let her down. She was also unable to complete crosses in a way that we aren’t used to seeing.
RM: Patricia Carballo Penas (on for Lorena — 74’)
Looked to play passes to her strikers and down the touchline, but they mostly didn’t come off.
RS: Jessica Martínez (on for Ubogagu — 74’)
Didn’t get many chances, though she struck the crossbar with a free-kick in the final minute of stoppage time.
LM: Malena Ortíz Cruz (on for Asllani — 82’)