Real Madrid Femenino drew their last match of the season today against UD Granadilla Tenerife in Madrid. Las Blancas were dominant throughout the first half and Teresa Abelleira gave the whites the lead with a stunning, top-corner finish. Theywere lackluster in the second half and conceded via a penalty kick.
Madrid finished their first official season with 74 points, which earned them a second-place finish in Primera Iberdrola.
Yohana — 6/10: Yohana was not troubled much throughout the match but mishandled a few saves that allowed Tenerife some second chances. She went the right way on the penalty kick but was unable to keep it out.
Samara Ortíz — 6.5/10: Samara played 59 minutes before being replaced by Kenti Robles. She made a few dangerous runs as she took on defenders. Samara also defended well.
Claudia Florentino — 5.5/10: Claudia Florentino was safe on the ball and broke lines with her dribbling. But she was caught out twice in the play that yielded Granadilla Tenerife’s penalty kick. Florentino was turned and then dribbled past before Ivana Andrés was forced into a sliding challenge in the penalty area.
Ivana Andrés — 6.5/10: Ivana defended well other than conceding a soft penalty that resulted in Granadilla’s goal. She was also crucial to Las Blancas’ success in the first half. Ivana was precise with her passing out of the back and showed off her quality on the ball.
Olga Carmona — 6.5/10: Olga had some incredible runs. She was able to beat multiple defenders and find runners in the box. Olga also had some sloppy giveaways and turned the ball over much more than usual.
Aurélie Kaci — 6/10: Kaci did well to receive the ball on the half-turn and drive at the defense in an attempt to unlock the Granadilla backline. But she drifted in and out of the match and struggled to get on the ball in the second half and was replaced by Kosovare Asllani in the 59th minute.
Maite Oroz — 8/10: Oroz was incredible in the first half. She and Teresa set the pace of the match and were integral to Las Blancas’ success. Oroz was great on both sides of the ball, stringing together passes while also breaking up attacks and recovering possession.
Teresa Abelleira — 8.5/10: Teresa was also brilliant in the first half. She drove past defenders, spread the field with lofted deliveries, and looked to unlock the defense with penetrative passes. Teresa provided Real Madrid’s only goal after playing a one-two with Jessica Martínez and rocketing the ball, first time, into the top corner of the net.
Sofia Jakobsson — 7/10: Jakobsson was active down the left flank for much of the first half. She ran into space and took on her defenders. More than once, Jakobsson got by her mark and played dangerous crosses into the box. Two of those crosses were knocked away from a forward at the vital moment to rob Jakobsson of assists.
Marta Cardona — 6/10: This was one of Cardona’s quietest matches of the season. She struggled to get on the ball and Granadilla did well to stifle her when she did. Flash was substituted in the 72nd minute.
Jessica Martínez — 6/10: Jessica was isolated for the majority of the match. She didn’t get many touches but did well to return Teresa’s one-two and assisted the midfielder’s wonder-goal.
Kenti Robles — 7/10: Kenti replaced Samara at right back in the 59th minute. She was solid defensively and added a much-needed spark in attack.
Kosovare Asllani — 7/10: Asllani came in for Kaci in the 59th minute. She played in an attacking midfield role and had some nice moments running at the backline. Asllani’s passing let her down in a few key moments but she made an impactful cameo.
Lorena Navarro — 6/10: Lorena entered the match in the 59th minute for Jessica. She, like most of Las Blancas in the second half, struggled to get involved and create in the final third. Real Madrid had some good moments at the end of the match and Lorena helped provide some of them.
Babett Peter — 6/10: Peter replaced Claudia Florentino in the 72nd minute. She came in and provided more solidity at the back.
Ariana Arias — 6/10: Arias entered the match for Marta Cardona in the 72nd minute. She was unable to get very involved in her 12 minutes of action.