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The blaugranes needed this win against Madrid CFF to continue fighting for the league title. The home team took the lead at the start of the second half and Fran Sánchez’s players were able to turn the game around through strikes from Alexia and Losada. Also, the game saw Mariona Caldentey make her first team return after four months out injured.

Both sides began tentatively in attack with both defences on top. Alexia was prominent in the early stages as she looked to create opportunities. Barça began to have more of the ball and they went close through Mapi León and Olga. However, the home team’s keeper Paola was equal to the task.

Mascaró’s goal was a setback for Barça, in a game which they had dominated. In spite of this, they gathered themselves and counter-attacked excellently with Alexia fittingly getting the equaliser (1-1).

Electric return

Mariona Caldentey’s 30-minute cameo was impressive. She was eager to create and helped her side complete the turnaround. In the 78th minute, Vicky Losada finished past Paola following an excellent run to score the winner. The victory was an important one and they remain one point behind top spot as they look ahead to the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Minestadi on Wednesday

MATCH STATS:

Madrid CFF, 1
Barça Women, 2

Madrid CFF: Paola, Ona, Costa, Ana María, Leti, Yasmin (Sílvia, min 79), Serrano, Alejandra, Julia (Irene, min 88), Mascaró (Alba, min 62) and Jade (Geyse, min 79).
Barça Women: Paños, Melanie, Losada, Gemma (Unzué, min 90), M. Torrejón, Olga García (Martens, min 56), Alexia, Patri, María  León, Duggan (Andonova, min 85) and Bárbara (Mariona, min 62).
Goals: 1-0 Mascaró (min 48); 1-1 Alexia (min 50); 1-2 Losada (min 78).
Officials: Casal Fernández.

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