Real Madrid once again postpones Barça’s alirón in League F and secures the Champions League


Real Madrid once again postponed FC Barcelona’s celebration of the 2022-2023 Finetwork League F title for one more week after beating Villarreal 2-1, a victory that allowed them to ensure their presence in a League preview of Champions and that also made him take a good step towards the runner-up position after the defeat of Levante against Atlético de Madrid, in matches corresponding to the twenty-sixth day of the championship.

With the leader without playing this weekend due to the first leg of the Champions League semifinals against Chelsea, the Madrid team needed not to fail again to keep the excitement in the F League a little longer, although their rival returned to demand a lot and forced him to come back.

As happened last day against Betis, Alberto Toril’s team started behind on the scoreboard thanks to a goal from Paola Soldevila, but finally took the three points thanks to a double from the Scotsman Caroline Weir, once again key and who already has 17 goals in the tournament.

Real Madrid was ten points behind Barça with 12 still to be played (15 in the case of the leader), but the best news was that their victory guaranteed their presence in the Champions League and that Levante’s defeat in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) allows them to have a six lead over the ‘granotas’ in the fight for second place, whose prize is playing only one preview to access the group stage of the maximum continental tournament.

The ‘granota’ team lost to fourth-placed Atlético de Madrid, 2-1, in a competitive and exciting match that still gives life to the rojiblancas in their attempt to reach third place, now seven points away. All the goals were seen between minute 22 and 34, with the locals making it 2-0 through Eva Navarro and Lucía Moral, and Tatiana Pinto cutting back for the Valencian team.

In addition, the rest of the day highlighted the triumphs of Madrid CFF against Sporting Huelva by 1-2 thanks to a goal by Florencia Bonsegundo in minute 85, the Betis in the field of UDG Tenerife by 0-2 (Rosa Márquez and Laura Gutiérrez), breaking the streak of five consecutive victories for the Tenerife team, and that of bottom club Deportivo Alavés Gloriosas 1-0 (Marta ‘Sanadri’) in a key direct duel against Levante Las Planas.

Finally, Real Sociedad signed the rout of the weekend by endorsing a 4-0 (Fiamma Benítez own goal, Synne Jensen, Andreia Jacinto and Sanna Franssi) to a Valencia in a losing streak (fifth consecutive defeat) and that conceded all the goals in the second half, while Athletic Club beat Alhama CF El Pozo 1-0 (Mariana Cerro), which ended a turbulent week at the club badly.