MADRID, 9 (EUROPA PRESS)
The Primera Iberdrola 2021-2022 returned this weekend with the dispute of the sixteenth day and did so with a new win by the leader, FC Barcelona, against UDG Tenerife (0-7) and an important victory for Real Sociedad in the derby against Athletic Club (1-0) to establish itself in second place and as the main pursuer of the Blaugranas.
In La Palmera, the current League and European champions started a new year with the same force that ended 2021 and solved with great authority his duel against a competitive rival like UDG Tenerife, who could not even take advantage of the low visitors of key players like Alexia Putellas or Jennifer Hermoso.
An own goal from Pisco at 25 minutes opened the scoring for Jonatan Giráldez’s team, which from then on overwhelmed the locals with a double from Lieke Martens, new top scorer of the championship with 13 goals, and goals from Caroline Hansen, Rölfo, Patri Guijarro and Asisat Oshoala, who returned to the pitch.
For its part, Real Sociedad established itself in second place in Primera Iberdrola and opened a good gap in the race to play the next edition of the Champions League by winning the derby, held at the Reale Arena, against Athletic Club by 1-0.
A great goal by Nerea Eizagirre in the 23rd minute was enough for Natalia Arroyo’s team to add three important points and put nine provisionals on Atlético de Madrid, which has two fewer duels after not being able to play against Real Madrid due to coronavirus cases in the Madridistas, and on the UDG, while the Biscayan team falls off the hook and remains five points behind the third position.
In addition, another theoretical candidate to fight to be in the next Champions League such as Levante could not add the three points when he fell on his visit to Betis because of an early so much by Eva Llamas, which keeps the Betis from relegation and leaves the ‘granotas’ nine points from third place.
Deportivo Alavés could not come close to that fight either after losing to Villarreal 3-1 in a match where Teresa Morató excelled with a double, as did Madrid CFF who lost 1-2 at home to Sevilla, who won the three points with a goal from Eli del Estal in 87.
The victory of the Castellón team, the second in a row, took them out of the bottom position that now belongs to Rayo Vallecano, defeated (0-1) by Eibar with a goal from Racheal Kundananji in 92 while Sporting de Huelva caught air by getting their first victory of the season by beating Valencia 2-0 with a double from Mayra Ramírez.