Marta Torrejón brings down the ball / LA LIGA

FC Barcelona Women grinded out a precious 1-0 win away to Levante on Sunday, thanks to an early strike from Olga Garcia.

The match started fairly evenly, but with the first real chance came the decisive goal through Garcia’s shot from the edge of the box which was applauded by the opposition fans due to her past with the Valencian Club.

The goal seemed to give Levante a push to get going, and while they created a handful of opportunities, keeper Sandra Paños would not be beaten.

Levante continued to push throughout the second half but were met with a stubborn Barça defence. Charlyn came close for the home side but could not take advantage of her chance.

As Levante pushed for a leveler, they left gaps at the back which almost allowed Barça to double their lead on the break. Jenni was denied by the woodwork while Bárbara was denied by the home side’s keeper.

Nevertheless, Barça held on for an important win ahead of next week’s encounter with league leaders Athletic Club.

[HIGHLIGHTS] Women's football (Liga): Levante v FCB... by fcbarcelona

Match details

Levante 0-1 Barça

Levante: Tudela, Oprea, Gutiérrez, Guerrero, López, Charlyn Corral, Nerea Pérez (Andrea Esteban, min 46), Casado (Lucía, min 78), Merino (Sheila, min 67) , Adriana Martín (Ángela, min 85), Carol Marín.

Barça: Paños, Marta Torrejón, Ane, Ruth, Leire, Marta Unzué, Miriam, Melanie (Patricia, min 73), Olga (Bárbara, min 58), Jenni, Alexia (Mariona, min 58).

Goals: 0-1 Olga Garcia, min 14.

Officials: José Antonio Morales Yuste

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