Real Madrid Femenino breezed past EDF Logroño in today’s match, scoring four goals and conceding zero. Kosovare Asllani opened proceedings from the penalty spot before Marta Cardona and Marta Corredera doubled and tripled the lead. Teresa Abelleira capped the result off with a wonderful free-kick to make it 4-0 on the very last kick of the game.
Misa — 7/10: Misa made a good intervention on a set-piece when she was able to rush Lova Lundin’s timing. Otherwise, Misa wasn’t forced into many saves.
K. Robles — 7/10: Kenti Robles was extremely active on the right side of the pitch. She wasn’t required to defend too much because Logroño resorted to long balls that Las Blancas easily recuperated but she did track back well when called upon. Robles also got forward well.
Ivana Andrés — 6.5/10: Ivana was relatively unbothered on the day. Logroño didn’t create much and she wasn’t pressured on the ball. She had time and space to play out from the back.
Claudia Florentino — 6.5/10: Like Ivana, Claudia was not tested. She showed good patience on the ball and passed well. Florentino had one shaky moment when she gave the ball up to Ida Guehai and then fouled her, conceding a free-kick in a dangerous area.
Olga Carmona — 6/10: Olga played at left back and had the license to go forward and occupy the space vacated when Corredera cut inside. Olga had a solid performance but many of her killer passes did not come off on the day.
Aurélie Kaci — 5.5/10: Kaci struggled to get involved in the match as part of the double pivot with Maite Oroz. Las Blancas usually opted to play through Maite Oroz and Kaci did not get many touches. She was good defensively and improved as David Aznar’s substitutions changed the formation.
Maite Oroz — 6.5/10: Oroz, as usual, conducted the offense, though she was not as impactful as she usually is. Oroz did not have many central options and Las Blancas resorted to attacking down the wings. Maite also pressed well and forced Logroño into turnovers in dangerous areas.
Marta Corredera — 6.5/10: Corredera played as a left winger. She cut inside on her favored right foot as Olga Carmona provided the width. Her involvement was inconsistent but decisive, as she played a pass over the top that was poorly dealt with, allowing Sofia Jakobsson to create the second goal of the game. After the break, Corredera was left unmarked in the box and had the time and space to pick out the top corner to make it 3-0.
Kosovare Asllani — 7.5/10: Asllani was deployed behind Sofia Jakobsson in an attacking midfield role. When she was able to get on the ball she created danger. Asllani also pressed well and won and scored the penalty to open Madrid’s account in the match. Additionally, her defensive work-rate started the possession sequence that resulted in Corredera’s goal.
Sofia Jakobsson — 6.5/10: Jakobsson was not overly involved in the match as the out-and-out striker. She looked to time her runs and drift off-the-shoulder of the defense. This only really worked once, when Corredera’s long ball was misjudged by a Logroño player and Jakobsson was put in on goal. She unselfishly squared the ball to Cardona and recorded an assist.
Marta Cardona — 6.5/10: Cardona was similarly uninvolved for large stretches of the match. She was forced to come inside to get touches because the majority of Las Blancas’ attacks were down the left. Despite this, Cardona arrived in the box and calmly placed the ball in the back of the net to give Real Madrid a two-goal lead before the end of the first half.
Teresa Abelleira — 7.5/10: Teresa made an immediate impact after coming on in the second half for Corredera. Las Blancas found it much easier to build through the middle of the pitch thanks to her presence and quality on the ball. Teresa scored the fourth goal of the match with the final kick of the game; she placed a perfect free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.
Lorena Navarro — 5.5/10: Lorena entered the match in the 66th minute. She had one look at goal but she was unable to make the most of it.
Jessica Martínez — 4/10: Jessica was only on the pitch for a few minutes. Her only involvement came when she was shown a harsh red card for shoving a Logroño player.
Thaisa — N/A: Thaisa came on in the 81st minute alongside Jessica. She made the formation a 4-4-2 diamond and helped close out the match.