Real Madrid Femenino dismantled Santa Teresa 5-1 today. Las Blancas started quickly with Marta Cardona scoring three minutes into the match. Lorena doubled the lead three minutes later and Cardona and Samara Ortíz made it 4-0 at the half. Substitute Ariana Arias added a fifth in the second half before Santa Teresa got a consolation goal.
Misa — 6.5/10: Misa had almost nothing to deal with today. Santa Teresa posed no threat going forward and she was not in goal when Las Blancas conceded.
Samara Ortíz — 8.5/10: Samara got her first start for Real Madrid Femenino and made the most of it. She was deployed at right back and defended well. Samara was also deadly going forward. She drew a penalty with her quick dribbling and then converted it. Samara also assisted the fifth goal.
Babett Peter — 7/10: Peter did everything that was asked of her. She was not put under much pressure and cleaned up Santa Teresa’s counter-attacks.
Ivana Andrés — 8/10: Ivana had a similar defensive performance to that of Peter’s. She did exactly what she needed to do to cut out the little danger Santa Teresa produced. Ivana was excellent in possession, dictating from center-back and breaking lines with her passes.
Olga Carmona — 7.5/10: Olga wasn’t given too much responsibility defensively because of the lack of threat Santa Teresa posed. She got forward at pace and played dangerous crosses. Olga assisted Lorena’s goal which gave Las Blancas a 2-0 lead.
Maite Oroz — 8/10: Maite was dominant in possession. She and Teresa demonstrated a good understanding of the other’s positioning, which allowed each of them to get into the final third and create danger. Maite was dangerous in a deep-lying role and higher up the pitch. She played a wonderful pass to Samara before the right back assisted Arias.
Teresa Abelleira — 8/10: Teresa also benefited from her understanding of Maite Oroz’s movement. Teresa got forward well and unlocked the Santa Teresa defense with a chipped pass that Cardona nodded into the back of the net. Additionally, she was important in build-up, allowing Maite to get forward at times.
Kosovare Asllani — 7.5/10: Asllani usually takes the headlines and scores the goals. Today, she did a lot of under-appreciated work. Asllani dropped deep to help out in midfield and put in challenges in her own 18-yard box.
Jessica Martínez — 6/10: Jessica had a quiet match. Most of the offense came from the flanks and she was only able to get on the end of her teammates’ service a few times. Jessica did well to fight through challenges and keep the ball under pressure.
Marta Cardona — 9.5/10: Cardona scored a signature weak-foot curler only three minutes into the match. In the 6th minute, she switched the point of attack with an outside-of-the-boot pass to Olga, who then assisted Lorena. Cardona got her brace in the 14th minute after making a great run off of the back shoulder of the defense and heading Teresa’s lofted cross into the back of the net.
Aurélie Kaci — 6.5/10: Kaci came on and got involved immediately. She was allowed to drive into the final third and created some danger.
Sofia Jakobsson — 6/10: Jakobsson was able to cause Santa Teresa issues on the right flank but was unable to create concrete opportunities.
Ariana Arias — 7.5/10: Arias was energetic off of the bench. She made dangerous slashing runs behind the defense and was rewarded with a line-splitting ball from Samara. Arias took it in stride and finished calmly.
Claudia Florentino — N/A: Claudia replaced Samara in the 78th minute. She came in and played right back to close out the match.
Sara Ezquerro — N/A: Sara Ezquerro also came on in the 78th minute to make her debut for Real Madrid Femenino. She was scored on but made a good save before the goal and was hung out to dry courtesy of an unfortunate bounce off of the post, which Santa Teresa took advantage of.