Atletico resists the siege of Barcelona and will play the final of the women's Super Cup

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By CAPosts 13 January, 2021 - 03:02pm 86 views

When it comes to Atlético de Madrid - Barcelona, the classic of Spanish women's football, you cannot speak of favorites. Even more so with a title in sight. The Blaugranas reached the Super Cup as the fittest team, with full victories in the first 11 days of the Iberdrola League, with 62 goals scored by only two against, an outrage. For their part, Atlético is not finding themselves in this season, fifth out of the Champions League positions, but they maintain the competitive spirit that has made them one of the best teams in Europe

The rojiblancas fought and managed to take their rival to the penalty spot, after 120 minutes holding on with everything (1-1). In the 11-meter lottery, the goal Lindahl, the figure of the match, only conceded one goal and hers got the pass to the final of the Super Cup (3-1) that will be played next Saturday at the same stadium, the Mediterranean Games in Almería (20.00, Teledeporte), and in which Levante will be measured. It is Barcelona's first defeat this season untouched so far, with

Sánchez Vera returning to the Atlético bench just 24 hours after the club fired Dani González. The coach had a team ready to resist the attacks of the Blaugranas, aware that he would need maximum concentration to withstand the more than possible siege. With Ludmila isolated at the tip of the attack, the mats were shrinking water in the first half and Lindahl had to show off to prevent Jenni Hermoso from opening the scoring. The feeling at halftime was that Barcelona had clearly dominated, but forgiving too much

The second half began with a change in attitude from the rojiblancas, who decided to leave the cave to go find Barcelona in their own field. Amanda Sampedro and Deyna Castellanos began to join the attack, causing some short circuits in the exit of the ball by Lluis Cortés' team. After 20 minutes of give-and-take, the match turned around when the referee pointed to the penalty spot for hands from Andrea Pereira. Van Dongen was in charge of throwing the maximum penalty, deceiving Sandra Paños, to score with Atlético's first shot on goal in the match

With the score against for the first time this season, the Blaugranas took out their inner pride to lock up to Atlético and begin with a siege by land, sea and air. All will remember the great meeting of Lindahl, imperial in his outings overlooked and with catlike reflections. The Swede denied Graham, the best of the Blaugranas, who managed to overwhelm the band again and again. The referee for the match did not see two very possible penalties in favor of Barcelona, one in each part.

When Atlético was already caressing the final on Saturday, Alexia Putellas refused to give up. The legendary Blaugrana captain threw a pipe in the front and received the free kick that she herself was in charge of converting with a very tight launch to the goalkeeper's post. It was the 90th minute and the tie fell like a jug of cold water on Sánchez Vera's bench, who sent his team back to hold on until extra time. In overtime, fatigue was noticeable in both teams, but it was Barcelona who most sought to avoid penalties. Alexia had the winning goal in her boots in the 119th minute, but Lindahl reappeared to deny her the goal.

In the penalty shootout, the Barcelona players missed three maximum penalties, two to the sticks and another stopped by Lindahl . The rojiblancas, although they started the shootout with Diallo's failure, recovered and Guagni scored the winning goal against Sandra Paños.

Atlético - Barcelona 1-1 (3-1)

Atlético de Madrid: Lindahl; Alexandri, Tounkara, Van Dongen, Guagni; Meseguer, Amanda Sampedro (Duggan, min. 73), Leicy Santos (Diallo, min. 76); Knaak (Kazadi, min.85), Deyna Castellanos and Ludmila (Laurent, min.85).

Barcelona: Paños; Marta Torrejón, Andrea Pereira (Hamraoui, min. 73), Mapi, Leila (Melanie Serrano, min. 106); Alexia, Patri (Crnogorcevic, min. 101), Aitana (Oshoala, min. 70); Mariona, Graham and Jenni Hermoso.

Goals: 1-0, M. 67. Van Dongen, from penalty; 1-1 M. 90. Alexia.

Penalties: Diallo misses (0-0); Jenni Hermoso fails (0-0); Deyna Castellanos scores (1-0); Mariona fails (1-0); Van Dongen fails (1-0); Melanie Serrano fails (1-0); Laurent scores (2-0); Marta Torrejón scores (2-1); Guagni scores (3-1)

Referee: Rivera Olmedo. He admonished Leicy Santos, Andrea Pereira, Guagni, Deyna, Castellanos and Lindahl.

Mediterranean Games Stadium. Behind closed doors

Source: Elpais

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