Atlético Madrid 4-3 FC Barcelona: First league defeat
The treble winners will not be able to add an undefeated Liga campaign to their list of many achievements this season
Not since the game with Granadilla on 5 May 2019 had the Barça women lost a league match, but the run came to an end on Tuesday afternoon at the Centro Deportivo Wanda against Atlético Madrid.
An end-to-end game with no shortage of goals ended 4-2 to the home side, with late strike from Deyna eventually beating this season’s treble winners.
In a game where both sides sometimes looked tired, Atlético played some wonderful football and the opener from Amanda Sampedro was delightful. A sweet finish from Bruna levelled up and Oshoala slipped on inside the post to put the European champions ahead.
But the home side were inspired after the break, and two quick goals meant they were back ahead. Marta pounced on a rebound to set up Alexia for an equaliser, and Barça could even have won it before Deyna Castellanos scored the definitive goals with ten to go.
It was defeat on the day, but that takes nothing away from a side that has won all three major trophies for the first time ever.
Atlético Madrid: Lindahl, Aleixandri, Deyna C (Claudia Iglesias, min 92), Knaak, Ludmila (Ajara, min 89), A. Sampedro (Duggan, min 73), Strom (Carmen Menayo, min 73), Meseguer, Ajibalde (Laurent, min 46), Van Donger & Leicy Santos.
Barça: Paños, Laia Codina, María León, Melanie, Losada (Alexia, min 66), Mariona (Aitana, min 66), Hamraoui (Patri Guijarro, min 46), Crnogorcevic, Oshoala, Jana (Marta Torrejón, min 71) & Bruna (Jenni Hermoso, min 46).