Athletic Club - Atlético de Madrid Femenino
Matchday 7
Liga F

Athletic Club - Atlético de Madrid Femenino

Athletic Club
Athletic Club
Atlético de Madrid Femenino
Atlético de Madrid Femenino
  • 18' M. Unzué
  • Shei 20'
  • Ludmila 56'64'
  • Lucía Moral 77'

LocationLezama 2 , Lezama

Athletic Club Women defeated by Atlético Madrid

Despite being neck and neck at the break, the Lionesses could not cope with Atletico's pace and precision in the second 45

Athletic Club Women lost 1-4 against Atletico Madrid on Saturday morning. Despite going into the break level at 1-1, the visitors took it up a notch in the second half and the Lionesses were powerless to stop them.

The first half was a delight for the spectators. Lots of transitions, lots of pace and chances for both teams. Las Leonas threatened first with Arana and Peke testing Atletico keeper, Lola Gallardo.

Athletic took the lead in the 18th minute via fine strike from captain Marta Unzué. The captain picked up the rebound from an Athletic corner, firing through a crowded box.

Atlético struck back just two minutes later, Sheila García equalising with a well-placed shot. It was an evenly-match affair for the rest of the half, with both sides attempting to get the upper hand.

Iraia Iturregi's side were not at their best after the restart. Ludmila made it 1-2 in the 55th minute, finishing expertly passed Mariasun Quiñones, who began to struggle to cope with the visitor's dominance.

Ten minutes later, the Brazilian international scored again. Ane Azkona went close to pulling one back for the Lionesses, her cross-cum-shot hitting the woodwork.

Atletico substitute Lucia Moral put the game to bed in the 77th minute. Pinedo and Azkona both tried to cut the deficit, but it was not to be. 

There will be no time to rue the result. Athletic will be straight back into training as they prepare for a hectic week to come which includes the postponed Matchday 1 fixture against Granadilla in Tenerife on Tuesday and an away trip to Valencia on Saturday.