The Atlético de Madrid Women he was eliminated in the semifinal of the Copa de la Reina. Or what is the same, Levante went to the final, where the Barça (Sunday, 8 pm), with a goal in the discount of Rocío Galvez after a serious mistake of Peyraud-Magnin on an outing. The rojiblancas were better, they had more and better opportunities (some clamorous), but if you fail in both areas …
The first part was competitive, full of intensity, pressure … and inaccuracies. The two teams jumped onto the grass with the intention of sending. I had already warned in the previous Sanchez Vera, which finally, could not count on Deyna Of start. The Venezuelan was dragging annoyances, and the technician gave the system a turn, with Knaak on the right wing, Santos next to Meseguer (in defense the Aragonese acted as third center) and Amanda Y Toni
Duggan behind of Lumila Y Njoya
Finding spaces for the two attackers was the obsession of the mattresses. The Brazilian, active as always, created problems behind Granota, but that last pass was missing to open the scoring.
After a better start for Atlético, Levante took over the controls and began to dominate. With good pressure from three quarters on, he overwhelmed the mattress midfielders. But after 20 minutes, Atlético copied the script and took the reins again.
Ajara had the first big chance, but his shot from the front hit the crossbar after Maria Valenzuela play just enough to avoid a great goal. Before the break, a boarding school Knaak He finished with the ball in the same place, the wood, after a rebound. In between, Levante had the clearest after a loss of Meseguer. Alba’s shot was narrowly deflected before the departure of Peyraud-Magnin.
With a good Amanda commanding the midfield, Atlético finished the first act better than Levante, but the score was the same at the start of the match: a goalless draw and everything to be decided for the second half, despite the fact that the mattresses had deserved more than the rival.
The second half began with equality, with the feeling that the team that scored had a foot and a half in the final. I enter Deyna for Duggan, with more intention than success. And at game time, the Venezuelan leaked a wonderful pass between the lines to Ludmila, which instead of finishing off, attended Ajara. Alone, the Cameroonian finished off against a defender who covered the goal. He did the same in the rejection, something more forced. And with the second reject, look for the thread to the square. Triple chance missed by the Incredible mattresses.
Levante responded, with a heads up from Esther after an indecision of Peyraud at the exit. The goalkeeper recovered from the mistake and won the heads up. And the action moved to the other area, with a new pass from Ludmila in order to Ajara that it wasted again. Right after, he went to the bench. It wasn’t his day.
The Brazilian wanted to win. A ‘Maradonian’ move was invented to dodge rivals. What power! He failed in the definition, with his left foot, sending the ball into the hands of Mary
Valenzuela. Better again. Again with more and better chances. Again without definition. Again without a goal.
I enter Menayo with 15 minutes to go. She had already reappeared after her long injury, but seeing her on the pitch is great news. For her and for the team. Mary Pry got into Andonova, surprisingly understudy. Atleti was overturning, and that left spaces for Levante.
Everything pointed to the extension, but no. Because in the discount, Peyraud-Magnin made a bad start. Terrible. The ball fell to Rocío Galvez, who finished badly, but hit the goalkeeper again to enter the goal. Then he showed off before Andonova, but everything was settled. Levante, to the final. And Atlético, asking that this season ends now. Seeing how he is Barça, and how are the rojiblancas, it may be even good …
Peyraud-Magnin; Knaak, Aleixanri, Tounkara, Strom (Menayo 76 ‘); Meseguer, Santos; Amanda, Duggan (Deyna 46 ‘): Ludmila and Njoya Ajara (Laurent 65’).
Maria Valenzuela; María Méndez, Rocío Gálvez, Lucía Gómez (Paula Tomás 67 ‘), Cometti; Toletti, Banini (Andonova 78 ‘), Zornoza, De Alharilla; Alba Redondo (Lloris 94 ‘) and Esther González.
Goals: 0-1, min. 92, Rocío Galvez.
Referee: Ainara Acevedo Dudley. He admonished Ludmila, Ajara; Cometti, Claudia Zornoza