Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid experience their most special derby in the Copa de la Reina

Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid experience their most special derby

The Madrid team and the mattress maker fight this Saturday for the valuable conquest of the Copa de la Reina


Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid will live this Saturday (10:00 p.m./La1) their surely most special derby since the Madrid team landed in women’s football when they dispute, at the Municipal Stadium of Butarque in Leganés, the Cup title de la Reina-Iberdrola 2022/23.

The merengue team and also the colchonero confirmed their theoretical favoritism and reached the final after respectively leaving Athletic Club and Alhama CF El Pozo on the road. And both did it with a forcefulness that, in principle, was not expected. Both 0-4 shows their greatest potential to seal tickets to a final that, however, is presumed to be much more even.

It does not seem that there is a clear favorite, despite the fact that the team coached by Alberto Toril has been superior in the 2022/23 Finetwork League F, with a second place and 18 points ahead of Manolo Cano’s, fourth. In the two domestic derbies there was much equality, with a 1-0 victory for Real Madrid at the Alfredo di Stéfano, with Kathellen Sousa’s goal from a set piece on 83′, and a goalless draw at the Wanda Sports Center in Alcalá de Henares.

To all this it is necessary to add the conquest of a title, something that in the time of the overwhelming dominance of FC Barcelona has an even greater value. In this sense, the Madrid club is facing the historic opportunity to win its first trophy in women’s football since its official arrival in 2020, while the rojiblanco can win its second Copa de la Reina after 2016.

Atlético’s record is much greater than that of its rival, since it also has four league titles and it has not been a long time without lifting a trophy, since it was able to win the 2021 Super Cup and also leaving Barça out in the semifinals in penalties, and has played more finals.

This can give that added experience to a team that already knows how to compete very well in this type of match and that will try to do it again against a Real Madrid that, on the contrary, will have to manage the club well on an emotional level. the appointment and all that it entails. His two campaigns gaining competitiveness in the Champions League or his continuous duels with Barça can help him in this regard.

The two teams arrive with good dynamics, refined in the offensive aspect and firm in the defensive, which is key to control the impact of players like Caroline Weir, Linda Caicedo, Marta Cardona or Rasheedat Ajibade, whose individual performances can also be decisive for tip the scales from one side to the other.

A nice battle is also expected in the midfield between two finalists who like to have the ball and who arrive rested to fight for cup glory in an iconic match also for being the first with VAR in the history of women’s football, a responsibility that It will fall on Marta Huerta de Aza and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso.



REAL MADRID: Rodriguez; Robles, Andres, Sousa, Carmona; Zornoza, Toletti; Del Castillo, Weir, Caicedo; and feller.

MADRID ATHLETIC: Gallardo; Lundqvist, Van Dongen, Menayo, Medina; Lopez, Majarin; Cardona, Banini, Ajibade; and Latorre.

–REFEREE: Acevedo Dudley (C.Catalan).

–STADIUM: Butarque Municipal.

–TIME: 22.00/La1.