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Barça wins the classic women’s penalty shootout (1-0)

A penalty goal by Swedish Fridolina Rolfo in the 77th minute gave Barça victory this Saturday (1-0) over Real Madrid in the women’s classic of the twenty-third round of League F in which, in addition, UDG Tenerife beat Sporting Huelva 2-0 and Betis and Villarreal drew 1-1.

Barcelona secured their 23rd win of the league season in as many games, moving them even further atop the table, now thirteen points clear of second-placed Real Madrid and that chained their second setback in a row after falling in the previous day at home against UDG Tenerife.

Contrary to what happened in the previous duels, this time the women’s classic, played in a Johan Cruyff stadium that welcomed 5,569 fans (a record attendance in this venue), was more equal and was only leveled by the Blaugrana side since from the penalty spot in a match in which there was a certain balance.

It was in the 76th minute, when the referee indicated the maximum penalty for a charge by Athenea del Castell on Salma Paralluelo inside the area. Fridolina Rolfö deceived Missa Rodríguez with her throw to make it 1-0, which ended up being definitive.

UDG Tenerife chained their third consecutive victory this Saturday by winning 2-0 at home against a harmless Sporting Huelva who have already accumulated eleven dates without knowing victory and continue to flirt with relegation. The last time he scored was on January 8th and his last win was on December 11th.

The Ivorian Koko N’Guessan took the Canarian team ahead in the 19th minute by taking advantage of a mistake by Sporting’s Slovenian goalkeeper, Zala Meršnik, and María José Pérez sealed the victory for Heliodoro Rodríguez López with a little three from end

The team from Tenerife, which last time won at home against Real Madrid, is placed in eighth place in Liga F with 30 points, while the team from Onubense is in thirteenth place with 17 points and with the option to end the day in relegation places.

In an emergency meeting, Betis and Villarreal drew 1-1 at the Ciutat Esportiva Luis de Sol in Seville, a result that leaves the green-and-whites, who have not won since December 11, penultimate with 17 points and with the possibility of falling into the relegation zone, and the Villarealenses, eleventh with 20 after sealing their second consecutive draw.

Laurina Gutiérrez, to their delight and after a great assist from Carmen Álvarez, put Betis ahead early, in the 9th minute. It was a first half of clear Betic dominance, although without clear chances, apart from the local point.

In the second half, there weren’t many chances to score either, with the exception of the point that Sheila Guijarro scored in the 54th minute to seal the tie. The striker scored her tenth goal of the championship after a personal action inside the area, with a chest control after a pass from Cristina Cubedo and a half-volley shot.

Villarreal have scored in three consecutive games and are five points away from the danger zone, while Betis are still without a win since Gerardo García took over from the bench and are two away from relegation.

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