Real Madrid wins the derby with Madrid CFF with epic success and Levante and Atlético win in League F


FC Barcelona started the year 2024 in the 2023-2024 F League with a win against Levante Las Planas to consolidate its leadership in a thirteenth matchday marked by Real Madrid's epic comeback against Madrid CFF and Levante UD's away wins and Atlético de Madrid, the latter featuring Sheila Guijarro, author of a scoring poker.

The Blaugrana team returned to action showing their offensive power at the Johan Cruyff in the derby against Levante Las Planas, who could not hold out for too long against the current European champion who already led the scoreboard after five minutes through Salma Paralluelo. Mariona Caldentey, from a penalty, Aitana Bonmatí and Caroline Graham Hansen left the match already concluded before the break and after this they joined the scoring 'party' Claudia Pina, Asisat Oshoala and a double from Patri Guijarro, while Allegra Poljak scored the goal of the honor of the visiting team.

Behind Jonatan Giráldez's team and in the thick of the fight for second and third place are Real Madrid, Levante UD and Atlético de Madrid, with Madrid CFF slipping away this weekend after letting victory slip away at the Alfredo di Stéfano when he had it in his hand.

The Madrid derby was very even and confirmed that Alberto Toril's team is not excessively fine. He suffered a little more in the first half, but in the second he ran into an excellent Ulloa who stopped all the Madrid attacks. When it seemed that the match would end goalless, Cristina Librán, in the 91st minute, gave the visitors an advantage, who were finally left with honey on their lips due to the final push by the locals, with goals from Ivana Andrés in the 95th and by Caroline Moeller in '99 they defended second place in the league.

Madrid CFF falls to fifth place, five points behind Real Madrid who, despite the victory, lost second place due to goal difference to Levante UD, with whom they are tied on points. The 'granota' team did not fail in their regional derby against Villarreal, whom they clearly defeated 0-5 with a hat trick from the Colombian Mayra Ramírez and a double from Alba Redondo to surpass the Madridistas.

One point behind both is Atlético de Madrid, who also scored a clear 1-6 win on their visit to Valencia, although it was the Valencians who took the lead on the scoreboard through Paula Sancho. However, there appeared a lethal Sheila Guijarro, who became the new 'top scorer' with eleven goals thanks to a poker of goals in just over 20 minutes, from 14 to 36. Eva Navarro and Gaby García closed the scoring in the second half.

Sevilla continues trying to get hooked on this 'Champions train', which further aggravated the situation of last-place Sporting Club Huelva, which they beat away (1-3), and which is sixth classified with one point ahead of Athletic Club who won their derby (2-0) against SD Eibar and advanced in the table to a Real Sociedad that let slip a 3-1 lead against Costa Adeje Tenerife, who finally scratched a point with a goal from María José Pérez in 95.

Finally, 2024 brought joy for Granada, the penultimate classified that had not won since the first day and that took breath in its attempt at salvation by winning 2-3 at home against Betis with a goal in the 93rd minute by Carlota Suárez that meant the fourth consecutive defeat for the Betics.