Squad news


17 Feb 2020
Defeat in Madrid for a Depor Ladies that didn’t know to administrate the advantage. The gals ended searching for the equalizer, but didn’t create clear opportunities.

Coach Manu Sánchez recovered goalkeeper María Isabel Rodríguez ‘Misa’, she returned into the starting formation, but Alba Merino was out due to suspension. Two players from the B squad were on the roster: Patri López and Carlota Sánchez. Michelle Romero was a starter as Athenea del Castillo was on the bench.

Depor Ladies lost a game that was under control, but that was defined by details. The team only pressed hard until the second goal from Rayo Vallecano, the coach made the changes, but it was too late to chance the outcome.

The game started with Depor Ladies having the ball possession and controlling the actions, but the first shot on target was for Rayo Vallecano. It was a direct free-kick of Camila Sáez that was blocked by Misa (3’).

The next chance was also for the locals and also ended with Misa blocking the attempt, this time released by Paula Fernández (11’). The first opportunity for the Galicians was a corner that Maya headed inside the area and the ball was cleared by the defence (16’).

At minute 26, a corner-kick ended with Misa losing the ball at the goal line and Cris cleared the danger. Then Depor Ladies unleashed a counterattack and Nuria didn’t find Gaby with her cross, but Maya was there and her shot was saved by local goalie Patricia Larqué.

In the last stretch of the first part, Depor Ladies were losing the ball at midfield and Rayo Vallecano started to push. But then the visiting side was going to score, and it came in a counterattack in which Tere Abelleira stole the ball and ended assisting Michelle Romero, who didn’t miss from inside the area.

But the equalizer arrived soon. It was a counterattack for the locals as Paula Andújar drilled a long pass that Oriana Altuve collected to end scoring in the one-on-one against Misa.

The second part started with both sides been ineffective at the moment of passing the ball in attack. The first chance in the half was a shot of Chule Bravo that went over the crossbar (53’). Six minutes later a counterattack for the locals ended with a strong shot from Sheila that was saved by Misa.

Athenea del Castillo was the first substitution as she entered for Michelle Romero., but then Rayo Vallecano scored the second goal, and it was Atuve again after seizing a loose ball at the edge of the area.

The second substitution at Depor Ladies was the entry of Kika for Gaby, the Galicians started to push after the goal. At minute 73, a lateral free-kick for Depor Ladies ended with a shot of Tere Abeleira that hit the wall and later was blocked by Larqué.

At minute 78, a free-kick of Nuria Rábano hit the post, and two minutes later Larqué saved a short-range attempt by PekeCarlota Sánchez entered for the final minutes and Depor Ladies continued pushing, the last chance was an attempt of Peke saved again by Larqué (84’).

Rayo Vallecano: (4-3-3) Patricia Larqué – Guerrero, Auñón, Andújar, Camila Sáez – Pilar García, Chule, Paula Fernández (Ángeles del Álamo 90+1’) – Oviedo (Mónica Fernández 90+6’), Altuve (Bulatović 76’), Sheila (Lucía Sánchez 81’)
Deportivo: (4-3-3) Misa - Cris, María Méndez, Villegas, Nuria Rábano – Arbeláez (Carlota Sánchez 83’), Tere Abelleira, Maya Yamamoto – Gaby (Kika 68’), Peke, Michelle Romero (Athenea 63’).
Goals: 0-1: (36’) Michelle Romero, 1-1: (38’) Altuve, 2-1: (65’) Altuve
Referee: Verónica González Sánchez. She showed yellow card to Arbeláez (45’), Guerrero (78’), Tere Abelleira (80’)
Venue: Ciudad Deportiva Fundación Rayo Vallecano



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