The Barça team will not be able to revalidate the title by falling in the semifinals against the rojiblanco team, which will play the title on Saturday with Levante
Alexia took the game into extra time with an excellent free-kick, but only Marta Torrejón scored in the decisive shoot (1-1, 3-1)
The azulgranas claimed two clear penalties that the referee ignored. The absence of VAR didn’t help either
He Barça he lost the first game of the season at the worst moment. The team of Lluís Cortés, which accumulated goals in the League and reached the Almeria Super Cup as a clear favorite, he said goodbye in the semifinals against the Athletic (1-1, 3-1 on penalties). It was a miserable night for the Catalans, who crashed before the rojiblanco wall and the VAR absence. The referee stole two penalties from the Catalans. The Madrid team will play the final Saturday against him I raised, which knocked the Logroño (3-1) Tuesday in the first semifinal.
🤩 𝗔 𝐥𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥❗❕❗
– At. Madrid Women (@AtletiFemenino) January 13, 2021
It looked like the Super Cup could be a jinx tournament and the misfortune was confirmed. It all started with a chaotic scrolling that altered the training plan. Hours before the duel, the Lieke Martens is injured, but nothing foreshadowed a painful defeat.
The first controversy
You only need to take a look at the league table to understand the superiority of the Barça players, who add 33 points in 11 games. Full of victories, 62 goals in favor and only two against. The mattresses are fifth, five points behind Barça despite having three more games.
The strength culé was also seen in the stadium of the Mediterranean Games. Barça was better and could advance with chances of Patri Guijarro (m. 13) years Aitana (m. 53). This was followed by the first controversy. Messeguer swept Alexia, but the referee looked away.
The same did not happen in a shot of Deyna that he diverted with his hand Pereira (m. 66). Van dongen did not fail and put Barça on the ropes, which again protested another penalty by the hands of the red and white scorer. Neither did the Basque collegiate whistle Olatz Rivera Olmedo.
– FC Barcelona Women (@FCBfemeni) January 13, 2021
Alexia took the party to the extension with a great goal from direct free kick from the front (m. 89), but penalties ended up dictating sentence. Atlético scored three and Barça failed Jennifer Hermoso, Mariona and Melanie. Just marked Marta Torrejon and the Cortés block went to the street. Last year he won the title in Salamanca by beating Real Sociedad in the final by a scandalous 10-1.
ATHLETIC, 1; FC BARCELONA, 1 (3-1)
Athletic: Lindahl; Alexandri, Tounkara, Van Dongen, Guagni; Meseguer, Leicy Santos (Diallo, d. 75), Amanda (Duggan, d. 72); Knaak (Kazadi, m. 84), Ludmila (Laurent, m. 84) and Deyna.
Barça: Cloths; Torrejón, Pereira (Hamraoui, m. 73), Mapi, Leila (Melanie, m. 105); Aitana (Oshoala, d. 70), Patri Guijarro (Crnogorcevic, d. 100), Alexia; Hansen, Hermoso and Mariona.
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Goals: 1-0 (m. 66), Van Dongeni, from a penalty; 1-1 (m. 89), Alexia, from a direct free kick.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.