Barça overturns Real and has one foot in the semis


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In the hushed atmosphere of a March evening at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, the women’s section of Real Madrid, which saw its first participation in the Champions League this year, sold its skin dearly against the Catalan ogre at the occasion of this quarter-final first leg of Women’s C1. During the first act, despite the (logical) territorial domination of FC Barcelona, ​​​​it was also Real who stung the strongest. This is how, even before the tenth minute of play, Claudia Zornoza put pressure on the Ballon d’Or Alexia Putellas, who lost the ball… Esther González took advantage of it, then she went to fix the defense of the Barça, before shifting to his left Olga Carmona, who then deceived Sandra Paños with a cross shot on the ground from the left (1-0, 8th). Stupor in Madrid, the young Spaniard has just scored her second goal in the competition on her… third shot. All against the defending club.

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In this characteristic style, Esther González again escaped full axis, before being signaled offside for a few centimeters (30th), then inherited a high recovery from Maite Oroz, which she led to a strikes … Off target (40th). At the same time and from the 26th, Barça gained momentum. Guijarro lit a first fuse (26th) and Hermoso then flew away to smack a header (27th). Finally, Putellas converted without trembling a penalty provoked by Caroline Møller Hansen just after the return from the locker room (1-1, 53 sp), and Claudia Pina put FC Barcelona in front of the scoreboard by taking advantage of a mess ( 2-1, 81st). In additional time, Alexia Putellas even worsened the score with a small dive (3-1, 90th + 4). Before the return, the European champions took a (big) step towards qualification.

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