The FC Barcelona Women's Team win the first Liga in the Club's history / PHOTO: Miguel Ruiz - FCB
FC BARCELONA A, 1 SPORTING DE HUELVA, 0
FC Barcelona A: Sarasola, Lau, Meli, Ani, Melanie (Kenti, min 81), Marta (Guti, min 56), Corredera, Míriam, Vicky, Sònia and Karol (Olga, min 56).
Sporting de Huelva: Lola, Elena, Sandra, Lorena, Anita, Virgy, Alharilla, Morilla (Trini, min 60), Laura, Benítez and Silvia Doblado.
Goal: 1-0, Marta Corredera, min 46.
Referee: RaúlCalle Martínez.
They had to wait until the last week of the competition, but they did it. The FC Barcelona Women’s team clinched the Liga title for the first time in the history of the Club after beating Sporting de Huelva. A goal from MartaCorredera at the start of the second half tipped the scales in Barça’s favour and the team’s dream became a reality.
Level at the half
The team led by Xavi Llorens were aware of what was at stake in the last match of the season - reason enough to come out swinging in the first half. On two minutes Sònia had the first chance of the game when she unleashed a powerful left-footed shot that was saved by Sporting’s keeper. The Azulgranas kept on the attack and kept on looking for the go-ahead goal, but the ball simply wouldn’t go in.
Sònia was the point player for Barça as she tried once and again to break Sporting’s defence, but to no avail. She hit the woodwork on 29 minutes and two minutes later, Meli connected with Karol’s cross, but a good save from the keeper held the Azulgranas.
The women’s team kept at it as they laid siege to Sporting’s goal, the only thing that was lacking was finding the back of the net. Finally, Barça went to the dressing room with the initial 0-0 on the scoreboard, a result that would give them the title.
Corredera scores the winner
The Azulgranas needed a goal in the second half to put their worries at rest. Llorens’ team were finally rewarded for their offensive pressure in the first minute. Karol took advantage of Sandra Garcia’s mistake in the area and passed the ball to Marta Corredera. Corredera fired her shot into the back of the net. The goal, besides securing the title, was also scored for a good cause. The Club had agreed to donate 100€ per goal to the Marathon against Poverty.
Despite the goal, the Andalusian side continued to play defensively and FCB looked to increase their lead. However, Lola, Sporting’s keeper, did well to hold Barça to one goal. The FCB women’s team made history after securing the second title of the season, the first was the Catalonia Cup.
The Primera División Femenina title wasn’t the only good news of the day, however. Sònia Bermúdez finished the season as the highest goal scorer of the competition with 38 goals. Moreover, the team closed out the season with another win at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, meaning that they’ve won all of their home matches this season. The team will celebrate the Liga title with their families at La Tegliata de Cornellà.