Real Madrid Femenino put in a dominant performance to start the new year. Las Blancas were led by goals from Sofia Jakobsson and Marta Cardona to win the Madrid derby 2-0 against Madrid CFF.
Misa — 7/10: Misa was relatively unbothered throughout the match. She came up with a good save and was quick off her line to cut out a couple of Geyse chances. Misa was substituted in added time due to what looked like a left leg injury. Hopefully it is just a slight knock.
Kenti Robles — 7.5/10: It was evident before the holiday break that Kenti Robles needed some rest. She got it and it seems to have paid off. The right back looked to be back her best. Robles marauded up and down the right flank and put the defense under pressure with her crosses.
Ivana Andrés — 8/10: Ivana Andrés has the clutch gene. She can be the last defender on the planet and you would put your money on her to come away with the ball. Andrés did this multiple times today and was as reliable as ever.
Babbet Peter — 7.5/10: Peter’s performance was similar to Ivana Andres’. She came up big, stomping out a few dangerous counter-attacks. She even got more involved progressing the ball and attempted some penetrative passes.
Olga Carmona — 9/10: Olga Carmona was amazing today. She won 1v1 duels when defending and attacking. She and Sofia Jakobsson formed a devastating duo on the left flank. Carmona also made the goal line tackle that kept Madrid CFF from equalling the score and provided a cross to Marta Cardona that could’ve doubled the lead.
Kaci — 7.5/10: Kaci started the match with an uncharacteristic giveaway but quickly recovered. Soon enough she was winning the ball back and driving at the Madrid CFF defense. Today, Kaci showed us a skill she hasn’t really demonstrated this season — the ability to split defenses with line-breaking passes. We saw this a few times today and she provided Jakobsson with the cross that broke the deadlock.
Maite Oroz — 8/10: Oroz is Real Madrid’s metronome. She sets the pace and tempo and orchestrates the offense. Oroz’s ability to play killer passes, turn out of pressure, and switch the point of attack are crucial to Las Blancas’ success.
Teresa — 8.5/10: Teresa played her best match in a Real Madrid shirt today. Not only was she a calming presence on the ball, but was also a creative force in the final third. Teresa was more involved in facilitating chances than she has been all season. She arrived late at the top of the box to shoot, played quick combinations in the opponent’s area, and took on defenders.
Kosovare Asllani — 7.5/10: Asllani linked well with the midfield and helped render Madrid CFF’s press useless early on in the meatch. She had a few half chances and rebounds that she was unable to convert. Asllani still found ways to get involved, such as when she sprinted after a loose ball and won the duel, ultimately resulting in a chance for Teresa.
Sofia Jakobsson — 10/10: This might be the first perfect ten I’ve handed out all season and Jakobsson fully deserves it. She was a menacing presence from the kick off, roasting players down the flank. She opened the scoring with a stunning volley and then killed the game off with great skill, providing an assist to Marta Cardona. Jakobsson looks back to her brilliant best.
Marta Cardona — 9.5/10: Cardona ravaged the other flank. She got to the endline, cut inside, and took players on. When she attacked off the dribble she almost always won. She had two headers go just over the bar and another of her shots hit the post. She finally got on the scoresheet when she made a lung-bursting run on the counter. Jakobsson fed her and Cardona finished calmly to ice the game.
Thaisa — 6.5/10: The Brazilian looked good coming off the bench. She helped slow and control the pace of the match. She also played a nice through ball to Jakobsson, who saw her shot clank off the woodwork.
Lorena — N/A
Yohana — N/A