Player ratings: Real Madrid Femenino 3-2 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid placed in the top three and UEFA Champions League qualifying with a 3-2 return win over Real Sociedad on Sunday. La Real took a 2-0 lead after a goal in the first half and a penalty early in the second half, both transformed by Amaiur. Las Blancas recovered one in the 70th minute thanks to Asllani, which kicked off the comeback. Kenti Robles scored in the 81st minute and Jessica Martínez converted three minutes later in a spectacular victory.
Mass – 6/10: Misa was twice beaten by Amaiur but she was not at fault on any of the goals conceded. Mistakes at the back and questionable refereeing led to both goals. Misa hasn’t been tested much outside of these two occasions.
Kenti Robles – 8.5 / 10: Robles was involved in the attack early and has come up well defensively. The right-back was instrumental in the comeback, putting on a brilliant run and finishing calmly to tie the game at 2-2. Robles also stifled La Real’s attack with significant defensive interventions.
Babett Peter – 10/6: Peter was solid that day. She defended well despite the defense conceding twice. Peter also made his presence felt on set pieces. She almost converted a header from a corner.
Ivana Andrés – 6.5 / 10: Ivana was also good defensively. She did intervene to make sure Amaiur was offside, but the referee missed the call and La Real scored. Ivana was good with the ball in the second half and helped Real Madrid maintain their dominance in possession.
Olga Carmona – 7/10: Olga started the game from left-back. She had her hands full defensively as she faced a fit Amaiur. Olga was beaten by the La Real striker on the opening goal but created danger in attack. Corredera came on in the second half and Olga was moved onto the pitch and ultimately helped the match winner.
Aurélie Kaci – 6.5 / 10: Kaci has run a lot offensively and defensively. She didn’t have her best game with the ball but came on well and was active in the final third.
Maite Oroz – 7/10: Maite Oroz did not have a good first half. She gave the ball several times in dangerous positions, one of which led to the first goal. However, she recovered well and played a crucial role in possession and creating chance. Oroz split the defense, helping Robles’ goal and opening up the defense for Asllani’s goal.
Thérèse – 9.5 / 10: Teresa was the best player on the pitch. She helped dictate possession and consistently single-handedly beat the La Real press. Teresa also found herself in dangerous positions, received on the U-turn, pushed towards defense and played assists. His resistance to the press sparked Las Blancas’ first and second goals
Kosovare Asllani – 8/10: Asllani had some deep late runs that destabilized the Real Sociedad defense. She constantly found herself in dangerous positions but didn’t have that clinical finish for most of the game. In the 70th minute, she finally converted her luck. Marta Cardona played a perfect pass at the foot of Asllani, who tapped him to make it 2-1.
Sofia Jakobsson – 6.5 / 10: Jakobsson was active on the left flank. She combined well with Olga Carmona and made life difficult at La Real. Jakobsson found herself in dangerous positions several times but couldn’t make the most of her chances.
Marta Cardona – 7/10: Cardona had limited impact by his high standards until the end of the game. She provided the assist to Asllani and had the opportunity to make it 4-2 with the last kick of the game, but she took her shot right off.
Jessica Martínez – 10/9: Martínez was the definition of a super submarine and changed the game. His run opened up space for Cardona to collide with the first goal. Then she played the ball to Maite Oroz, who assisted Kenti Robles for the second goal, before finishing with her header to make it 3-2.
Marta Corredera – 7/10: Corredera came on and provided defensive solidity to the left-back, allowing Olga Carmona to advance. Corredera also played a free kick to Olga Carmona, who assisted Martínez for the winner.
Lorena Navarro – N / A: Lorena was featured in added time.