FC Barcelona thrashes Real Madrid without problems and escapes in League F


FC Barcelona did not give Real Madrid any option this Sunday and signed a new win (5-0) to escape the 2023-2024 F League classification, after a match that was more unbalanced than expected and in who ended his rival’s resistance as soon as he took the lead on the scoreboard.

The twelfth confrontation between both teams barely had more color than the Blaugrana. The current champion, with the support of a Estadi Lluís Companys that presented a great entrance, was able to recover from the promising start of the Madrid team, which fell apart once Aitana Bonmatí made it 1-0 and suffered a lot the rest of the match, especially in a final stretch of the first half where they lost any chance of getting into the clash.

Barça, finally without the assistance of Alexia Putellas due to the blow suffered to the knee last Tuesday against Benfica, was surprised by the good start of Real Madrid, who put high pressure on them and even seriously competed with them for possession of the ball. although he did not translate it into any real occasion of danger before Cata Coll.

However, the locals took advantage of the spaces to change the course of the match. Caroline Graham Hansen, a true martyrdom for the visiting defense, found meters to confront Olga Carmona and the play ended at the feet of Aitana Bonmatí who gently and precisely sent the ball into the net with her left leg. The goal hurt Alberto Toril’s team, which lost steam from then on.

Barça, driven by the quality of the Norwegian and Mariona Caldentey, plus the speed of Salma Paralluelo, chosen as the ‘9’ by Jonatan Giráldez, broke loose and completely dismantled a Real Madrid that clung to the saves of Misa Rodríguez, the best with Ivana Andrés, and the struggles to survive. The Canarian made two good interventions, especially one by the Aragonese forward, who was not very successful this Sunday in the one-on-one matches, while the stick and the crossbar saved her from the Ballon d’Or and the Norwegian winger.

The Madrid team urgently needed a break, but they were not able to reach the locker room with the slightest disadvantage. Graham Hansen did not forgive a new rebound from the crossbar of a furious shot from Paralluelo to make it 2-0 in the 43rd minute and shortly after, after a corner kick, Caldentey drew with precision and quality a 3-0 that already sounded definitive.

After passing through the locker room, Toril tried to improve his team with a triple change, but it barely worked because it did not generate anything offensively, leaving the Olympic Stadium without testing Cata Coll. Misa Rodríguez did continue to have work, with another saving leg against Salma Paralluelo at the beginning of the second half.

From there, the match slowed down in pace and intensity. The leader handled it as he pleased, but with less offensive fluidity, and the visitors continued without finding the offensive key, with the bad news also of the possible injury of the Colombian Linda Caicedo. But when the game came to an end, Barça closed the ‘little hand’ with two brilliant final goals from Claudia Pina, after a great play from Bonmatí, and the young Vicky López.


Real Madrid’s defeat allowed Levante UD to catch up with them in the standings, also waiting to see what Madrid CFF does this afternoon in the derby against Atlético de Madrid. The ‘granota’ team had a highly contested match, as expected, on their visit to Costa Adeje Tenerife, but a goal from Alba Redondo as soon as the second half began gave them their fourth consecutive win and their remaining undefeated.

Furthermore, Sevilla got three valuable points in Zubieta (1-2) against Real Sociedad thanks to a goal from midfielder María Pérez in the 93rd minute and just when the team coached by Natalia Arroyo, with ten from the 53rd minute, had equalized in the 88th minute through Synne Jensen’s goal from Inma Gabarro.

Athletic Club also won an important last-minute victory (1-2) on its visit to Valencia with a goal from Patricia Zugasti in the 86th minute. Before, Clara Pinedo, with a penalty, had put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time , while Paula Sancho had tied for the Valencians in the 68th minute.

Finally, in one of the duels that crossed the four teams that began this ninth day in the last four places, SD Eibar aggravated the situation of the bottom Sporting Club Huelva by beating them at home 1-0 with a goal from Andrea Álvarez.