Barça Femení are champions of the first edition of the Supercopa de España! After beating Atlético by 2–3 in the semis, today they have run to a landslide victory against Real Sociedad: 1–10!
The key for La Real probably was to keep the goalless draw for as long as possible and then hurt the culés in a counter. However, their plan was smashed to pieces very very early, thanks to the devastating start from Barcelona – and Alexia Putellas. In only SEVEN minutes, displaying her great footwork, she assisted Marta Torrejón and scored a goal herself to make it 0–2. The Blaugranas were unstoppable.
Barça was super focused. From the centre-backs, continuously anticipating and frustrating any attempt to counter from Real Sociedad, to the attackers, they all showcased a brutal hunger to win. With the 0–2, it would have been easy to slow down a bit. But they didn’t. Having such a competitive squad, with many footballers fighting for a single spot, is one of the reasons for such merciless ambition. In the space of 4 minutes, from the 33rd to the 37th, Barça scored 3 more goals. First it was Marta Torrejón, who completed her brace…as a right-back. Can’t think of more goalscoring full-backs than her.
Soon after Torrejón, Oshoala and Graham Hansen scored too, and, in the 44th minute, Alexia completed her double as she made it nil-SIX for half-time. Lluís Cortés’ side didn’t lower the pace for the second period either. Oshoala scored her second after a brilliant pass from Alexia, and Torrejón rounded off her HAT-TRICK. It was not her last goal, though.
After Real Sociedad got a consolation goal, substitute Candela scored Barça’s ninth, and Torrejón, again, the tenth. 9 goals in all competitions for, I repeat, a right-back. MVP. As the game came to an end, captains Vicky Losada and Alexia let the injured Andrea Falcón lift the trophy. Beautiful.
In Spain, the difference between the other teams, including Atleti, and Barça is abysmal. We’re talking about a side that this season has only collected two draws, no defeats, and beat the likes of Tacón by 9–1 and Atlético by 6–1 in the Primera Iberdola. This year will be historic.
First trophy in the bag.