Barça and Real Madrid win in League F before meeting each other and starting in the Champions League


FC Barcelona and Real Madrid recorded thrashings against Villarreal (0-6) and Real Sociedad (7-1), respectively, in the 2023-2024 F League before meeting next Sunday at the Johan Cruyff and to start their journey in the Champions League, in matches corresponding to the eighth day of the domestic championship.

The calendar is already getting tougher for the Blaugranas and the Madridistas who this week will begin the top continental competition against the Portuguese Benfica (Tuesday) and the English Chelsea (Wednesday) and who days later will meet in a clash as it could take off at the first the table where they maintain three points of advantage over the second.

The current champion fulfilled as planned on their visit to Villarreal, where they once again showed their offensive power to win 0-6 in a match that was back on track before half an hour with goals from Aitana Bonmatí and Asisat Oshoala. After the break, the Ballon d’Or winner quickly increased the lead and Salma Paralluelo, Caroline Graham Hansen and the Nigerian closed the victory.

In this way, Barça responded to the victory achieved on Friday by Real Madrid, who also thrashed Real Sociedad with great force in a match that they already dominated 3-0 before half-time thanks to Athenea del Castillo’s double and a new goal. by the Danish Signe Bruun. Nerea Eizagirre, in added time, gave hope to the visitors, who were dismasted in the second half with goals from the Australian Hayley Raso, Rocío Gálvez, Maite Oroz and the French Naomie Feller.

Behind these two teams, Levante UD and Madrid CFF continue with 18 points. The ‘granotas’ won the derby in the Ciutat de València against Valencia 3-1, overcoming the initial goal of the Colombian Ivonne Chacón with the double of her compatriot Mayra Ramírez and the goal of María Méndez against a rival who played since the 25th minute with one less due to the expulsion of María Molina. The Madrid team, for its part, also won at home and came from behind, beating Athletic Club 1-2 with goals from Karen Araya and Cristina Librán that left Clara Pinedo’s initial score in nothing.

Atlético de Madrid did not fail either, which remains fifth with 16 points after beating SD Eibar at home 3-0, with a double from Sheila Guijarro and both from Eva Navarro, while Levante Las Planas continues to surprise in the ‘ initial battle for the Champions League after beating Costa Adeje Tenerife 3-1 and already adding 15 points. Irina Uribe made it 2-0 for the locals, and although Jassina Bloom scored, Anissa Lahmari scored to prevent the visitors from equaling them in the standings.

Finally, Real Betis confirmed its improvement with its second consecutive victory by beating last-place Sporting Club Huelva 1-3, which continues without winning this campaign and Sevilla won the derby against Granada by a solitary 1-0 that leaves the team Nasrid penultimate classified.