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Player Ratings: Rayo Vallecano 0 - 3 Real Madrid Femenino

Goals from Kaci, Jessica Martínez, and Marta Corredera give Las Blancas an important three points.

Rayo Vallecano V Real Madrid - Primera Division Femenina Photo by Irina R. Hipolito / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images

Real Madrid Femenino traveled to Vallecas and dismantled Rayo Vallecano 3-0. Aurélie Kaci opened the scoring in the first half. Substitute Jessica Martínez added a second in the 69th minute before Marta Corredera’s golazo put the game out of reach.

Player Ratings

Starting XI

Misa — 7/10: Misa wasn’t called into action much against Rayo Vallecano. She came off her line quickly to cut out one chance and did well to prevent Rayo from scoring on a chaotic corner kick.

Kenti Robles — 8.5/10: Robles was dynamic in both attack and defense. She tracked back well and put in good challenges in the rare moments Rayo got forward. She pressed high up the pitch to force the opposition into turnovers. Kenti also got forward well, putting in dangerous crosses and assisting the second goal.

Ivana Andrés — 7/10: Ivana irritated the Rayo Vallecano players all match. She pressured them when they were receiving and poked the ball away. Ivana also dribbled out of pressure well and was able to break lines with her passes.

Babett Peter — 6.5/10: Peter had less to do than Ivana but was still up to the task of putting out the opposition’s few forays forward. She was also good in the air and cut out Rayo’s set-piece service.

Marta Corredera — 8.5/10: Corredera played as a left back on the day and looked solid. She defended well and was involved in two goals. Corredera won the ball back and played it to Olga Carmona in the lead up to Kaci’s goal. She also scored a brilliant curling effort to make it 3-0.

Aurélie Kaci — 7.5/10: Kaci struggled to dictate through the middle of the pitch in the first half next to Teresa Abelleira in a double pivot. Despite this, Kaci drifted out wide to link up with Madrid’s left-sided attack. Kaci opened the scoring after a late run from midfield and a good finish.

Teresa Abelleira — 7/10: Teresa looked good in advanced areas of the pitch but had a tough time trying to play through the center in the early stages of the match. She adjusted her positioning as the match progressed, dropping deeper to help switch the point of the attack while still getting forward and creating in the final third.

Kosovare Asllani — 6.5/10: Asllani found it difficult to make a consistent impact. She did pop up with some good moments, receiving the ball in between the lines and turning defenders. Her best moment came late in the match. Asllani turned wonderfully and drove forward and released Jessica Martínez into space.

Olga Carmona — 8/10: Carmona was Las Blancas’ most dangerous player. She was deployed in her natural left wing position and repeatedly took on defenders, dribbled to the byline, and cut back well-placed deliveries. Her deflected cross found Kaci for the first goal.

Sofia Jakobsson — 6/10: Jakobsson was isolated as the No. 9. She was forced to drift from wing to wing to get involved in the match. Sofia had some good moments when taking on defenders but her final ball was lacking on the day.

Marta Cardona — 7/10: Cardona pressed aggressively throughout the match and put the Rayo defenders under pressure. She jumped on loose balls in the opposition’s penalty area and caused danger. Cardona had a few of her signature dribbling runs but they were cut out at the final moment.

Substitutes

Jessica Martínez — 7/10: Jessica came on for Olga in the 64th minute. She was an immediate threat, getting tackled in the box after being played through by Asllani. A minute later, Martínez headed home a Kenti Robles cross to double Las Blancas’ advantage.

Maite Oroz — 6.5/10: Maite entered the match for Teresa in the 63rd minute. She took up her expected role as the deepest player in the double pivot and dictated play. Oroz sliced the defense open with a good pass to Chioma Ubogagu — who couldn’t finish the chance — towards the end of proceedings.

Chioma Ubogagu — 7/10: Chioma replaced Cardona in the 81st minute. She came on and had multiple chances to score and assist. Ubogagu created more danger in her ten minutes than the majority of players managed in the full ninety.

Thaisa — N/A: Kaci was substituted for Thaisa in the 87th minute.