Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona), December 3 (EFE) Cruyff and in the current Finetwork Liga F after having already played 11 games, consolidating themselves as leader of the classification.
Besides bronze, Marta Torrejón was Barca’s other goalscorer. In the second half, the two thwarted Jade Le Guilly’s opener for the Blue and Whites, who put on an extraordinary game. Barcelona now lead second-placed Real Madrid by 11 points, who have played two fewer games. One of them will play it this Saturday afternoon at the Levante las Planas stadium.
Despite the defeat, Natalia Arroyo managed to short-circuit Barca’s attacking game which created little danger in Adriana Nanclares’ goal. Indeed, Real Sociedad led 0-1 at half-time thanks to a goal from Le Guilly, who finished a counter-attack with a cross shot in the 44th minute.
Giráldez’s response was to introduce four players at a time at half-time: Geyse Ferreira, Ana Crnogorcevic, Mariona Caldentey and Fridolina Rolfö. And the bet is successful. Marta Torrejón, at minute 62, equalized the game after taking advantage, in a dubious offside position, of a series of rebounds in the box after a corner.
In any case, Real Sociedad’s legs didn’t shake, they didn’t lock and continued to disrupt Sandra Paños’ goal. Indeed, Mapi León, in the 81st minute, fired a shot from Mirari Uria on the same goal line. But, on another corner, in the 89th minute, Lucy Bronze headed a goal at the far post to give the victory to the blaugrana.
With this victory, Barcelona temporarily parks the League to focus on the Champions League. On Wednesday they will play at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich in a key duel to take top spot in the group. At Spotify Camp Nou, the Catalans have already beaten the Germans 3-0.
For its part, with this defeat, Real Sociedad remains fifth, while waiting for what Madrid CFF will do this Saturday afternoon at home against Athletic Club.