Real Madrid Femenino defeated Atlético Madrid 1-0 on Sunday. Las Blancas played the majority of the match down a player because Olga Carmona was sent off in the 13th minute. In the 67th minute, Sofia Jakobsson gave Real Madrid a lead that they would not relinquish. Las Blancas got all three points in an important match in the race for UEFA Womens Champions League qualification.
Misa — 10/10: Misa brought her ‘A’ game today and Las Blancas needed a top performance from their goalkeeper. Misa wasn’t called into action often but she made multiple top class saves that kept Real Madrid in the match.
Kenti Robles — 8/10: Robles was everywhere on the pitch. She was extremely active and flew up and down the right flank, contributing to the attack when Real Madrid could get forward and tracking back and defending well.
Ivana Andrés — 10/10: Ivana put in a true captain’s performance. She was unbeatable on the day and she was required to make important, goal-saving challenges. Ivana also did a great job jumping passing lanes and cutting off service to the Atleti attackers.
Claudia Florentino — 10/10: Claudia Florentino filled in for Babett Peter, who missed out due to injury. Florentino slid into the back line and put in a massive performance. She didn’t put a foot wrong all day and, like Ivana, she put in crucial challenges that helped Las Blancas keep a clean sheet.
Olga Carmona — 5/10: Olga was sent off after seeing a red card in the 13th minute. Her challenge on Ludmila resulted in Las Blancas playing the rest of the match with ten players but it also prevented a goal.
Maite Oroz — 5.5/10: Maite Oroz was doing some really good defensive work but she was subbed off in the 20th minute for Marta Corredera.
Teresa — 8.5/10: Teresa defended well and recovered possession well. She was also dangerous the few times she was able to get forward. Her pass in the 67th minute allowed Sofia Jakobsson to run into the box and score the game’s only goal.
Kaci — 8/10: Kaci was crucial to winning the ball back and keeping the clean sheet. The French midfielder was constantly putting in challenges and breaking up Atléti attacks.
Sofia Jakobsson — 8.5/10: Jakobsson was required to defend much more than she normally does because of the early red card. She did a lot of good work against the ball and went forward well when she got the opportunity. Sofia scored the only goal of the match with a calm finish to give Las Blancas all three points.
Marta Cardona — 8/10: Cardona was also required to defend much more than she is used to. She rose to the occasion and teamed up with Jakobsson going forward to create some dangerous counter-attacks.
Jessica Martínez — 7.5/10: Jessica did not get many chances in front of goal but she still made an impact on the match. She was constantly fouled while holding up play and tracked back and defended well.
Marta Corredera — 7.5/10: Corredera came on for Oroz early in the match. She didn’t get forward much because Real Madrid was down a player but she was very good defensively.
Thaisa — 7/10: Thaisa came on for Teresa to help lock up shop and keep the clean sheet. She came into midfield to help limit Atléti’s opportunities and kill off the game.
Lorena Navarro — N/A: Lorena came on for the injured Claudia Florentino in the 85th minute.