Squad news


30 Sep 2019
Big win for Deportivo, the Ladies played an intelligent game and scored at the end of both halves to remain undefeated.

Coach Manu Sánchez lost Athenea Del Castillo, who suffered a muscle injury on Saturday.  Érika and Maya Yamamoto were still out injured. So, the coach had to pick three players from the B squad in order to fill the gaps: Patri Díaz, Carlota Sánchez and María Calvo.

Another impressive game for Depor Ladies, the team played an intelligent game, always knowing how to stop the rival and scoring at the end of both halves to extend the good debit in liga. The game started with Athletic Club having the ball, but the first big chance was for Deportivo. Peke received the ball at the edge of the area, and she missed the target (15’).  Depor were putting a high pressure on the pitch, reason why the locals were having big problems to reach the Galician area.

Athletic’s first chance in game came until 26, it was a long-distance shot of María Díaz that missed the target (26’). Clearer was the chance for Gaby, but the Venezuelan attacker missed to collect a cross from the right (30’).

The best chance for the locals in the first half was disallowed goal to Yulema Corres as she was offside (37’). Athletic were pressing hard within the last minutes of the first part, but it was then when the first goal of Depor arrived. Tere Abelleira took a corner-kick and the ball hit the woodwork, centre-back Maria Mendéz was there to collect the loose ball and score from close range.

The second half was more dynamic, just after the kick-off, Depor Ladies had a double opportunity through Gaby and Tere Abelleria that were saved by local goalie Andrea de La Nava (48’) two minutes later it was Misa who was saving Depor in a one-on-one action with Lucía García.

Peke had a great chance to score the second at minute 52, but she missed the target when he faced de La Nava. Substitute Jone Ibañez had the next chance to score with a shot blocked by Misa (61’), two minutes later Sara Álvarez was sending out a cross from Michelle Romero.

The final ten minutes saw how Athletic increased the pressure, it was then when Manu Sánchez started to make the changes. Carlota Sánchez entered for Michelle Romero, and one minute later the visiting side found the second goal. Gaby made a solo-play and ended scoring with a strong shot into the top-corner. The coach closed the game allowed the entries of Miriam and Laura.

Athletic: (4-2-3-1) De La Nava – Ohiane (Moraza 46’), Valdezate, Gimbert, Ainhoa (Jone Ibáñez 57’) – Unzué, Damaris – María Díaz (Eunate 57’), Lucía García, Oroz – Corres (Jone Ibáñez 56’).
Deportivo: (4-4-2) Misa - Cris, Villegas, María Méndez, Nuria Rábano (Miriam 88’) – Iris, Tere Abelleira, Alba Merino (Laura 90+3’), Gaby – Peke, Michelle Romero (Carlota Sánchez 82’).
Goals: 0-1: (44’) María Mendéz, 0-2: (83’) Gaby
Referee: Sara Fernández Ceferino. She showed yellow card to Gaby (68’), Misa (72’) & Oroz (74’)
Venue Lezama




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