Real Madrid beaten by Barça in the first women’s Clasico
Barca, who were crowned champions when last season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, dominated the game from the start and took the lead in the 18th minute with a deflected strike from the edge of the zone by Patricia Guijarro
Real Madrid’s women’s side had a rude awakening in their first official game on Sunday, being beaten 4-0 at home by Barcelona in a ‘Clasico’ in the Primera Division.
Barca, who were crowned champions when last season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, dominated the game from the start and took the lead in the 18th minute with a deflected strike from the edge of the zone by Patricia Guijarro.
Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-0 in the first women’s Clasico in history ✨ pic.twitter.com/1CvEEkvFZU
– Football B / R (@brfootball) October 4, 2020
Madrid appeared to have equalized when Sweden international Kosovare Asllani scored from close range after a spill from Barca goalkeeper Sandra Panos but the goal was ruled out for a foul on the keeper amid angry protests from the local team.
Barca extended their lead early in the second half when Madrid defender Babett Peter deflected the ball into his own net after goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez parried a cross from Barca Norway international Caroline Graham Hansen.
Graham Hansen has been a handful for Madrid’s defense throughout and also scored the last two goals, a volley from former World Player of the Year Lieke Martens and a strike from Spain striker Alexia Putellas.
Los Blancos were playing their first game since home side CD Tacon’s absorption process ended in July, after competing in the top flight last season as Tacon and wearing his gear, but training and playing on the Real training ground.
📅 October 4, 2020
🌟 Real Madrid 0-4 FC Barcelona
– English LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) October 4, 2020
Their first official home game against the club’s perennial rivals made the cover of main sports newspaper Marca on Sunday, although the occasion was moderate as coronavirus safety measures meant it was played without spectators.
But if Madrid could take any consolation of the day, it was that at least the score wasn’t as humiliating as their last two games against Barca when they were still called Tacon, losing 9-1 and 6- 0.