Real Madrid Femenino dropped points for the second straight match. Both games were chances to help solidify their place in the top three but Las Blancas were not good enough. Real Sociedad won 3-1 today and completely outclassed Real Madrid in an important match.
Misa — 5.5/10: Misa was beaten three times on the day but was not at fault on any of the goals. She left her line quickly to make a few interventions.
Kenti Robles — 5/10: Robles, like most of Las Blancas, started the match well. She tracked players all over the pitch and got forward to link with Sofia Jakobsson. As the match progressed, her touch and passing were not up to the level needed. Robles was also turned on the second goal with a great piece of skill from Nerea Eizagirre.
Ivana Andrés — 8/10: Ivana was integral in slowing down Eizagirre, who played incredibly well. Ivana pressured her and picked her pocket a number of times. Ivana often found herself outnumbered in transition but put out a lot of the danger through her positioning and reading of the game.
Babett Peter — 6.5/10: Peter was pretty solid on the day. She and Ivana had a lot to deal with. Peter was unable to put off Eizagirre, who assisted the first goal. But Peter made up for it with a goal-saving challenge in the 51st minute.
Marta Corredera — 6/10: Corredera was solid defensively in the first half and made a crucial tackle on Barbara in the 81st minute to keep the score at 3-1. Corredera got caught forward on the first goal and was eliminated from the play when Eizagirre played a through pass to Sanni Franssi.
Thaisa — 6/10: Thaisa started the match well. She was good on the ball and comfortable in possession. Then La Real made adjustments and Thaisa struggled. She couldn’t hold on to the ball and Las Blancas’ midfield was overrun.
Maite Oroz — 5/10: Maite Oroz was uncharacteristically uninvolved. The match was really back and forth and she didn’t seem to know how to influence the game at that pace. Oroz got on the ball more when the game slowed but La Real put the midfield under pressure and forced Las Blancas into a number of giveaways.
Kaci — 6/10: Kaci was integral to Las Blancas’ press which yielded good results in the first half. She also linked up well with the forward line and made some good runs out of midfield. She suffered the same dip in performance as the match wore on because of the adjustments made by La Real.
Sofia Jakobsson — 6.5/10: Jakobsson was on fire at the start of the match. She breezed by any defender who got in her way and looked unstoppable in transition. Her decision-making in the final third wasn’t great and she was virtually a non-factor in the second half.
Kosovare Asllani — 5.5/10: Asllani had one opportunity the entire match, forcing the keeper into a good save in the third minute. She was uninvolved for the rest of the ninety. Asllani tried to drop into midfield to get touches but La Real’s midfielders swarmed her.
Marta Cardona — 7/10: Marta Cardona, like Jakobsson, looked unplayable at the beginning of the match. She knew when to burst forward and when to slow things down. Cardona repeatedly beat her defenders and scored one of Las Blancas’ best goals of the season. She was less effective in the second half but looked like Real Madrid’s only glimmer of hope to get another.
Teresa — 7/10: Teresa was exactly what Real Madrid needed from the start of the match. She came on and took hold of the match even though there was nothing to show for it. Las Blancas were better able to move through the midfield with her addition and she provided the creativity and unpredictability that Madrid thoroughly needed.
Jessica Martínez — 5.5/10: Due to Real Sociedad’s performance, Martínez was isolated much like Asllani. She didn’t have any chances and struggled to get touches.
Lorena Navarro — N/A: Lorena came on in the 82nd minute and La Real almost immediately made it 3-1. The match was over and Lorena didn’t have any say in the match.