first consecration of Linda Caicedo In real Madrid It can’t happen, this Saturday. is that missed the victory in the final of Merengues queen’s cupwho ended up at the hands of Atletico Madrid and Argentina Stephanie Banini for a 3–1 victory on penalties, after 2–2 in regular time, in Butark Municipal Stadium,
The Cali-born was in charge of giving a South American touch to the initial lineup of white performers, with Brazilian Catalans and Mexican Kenti Robles for Central America. Meanwhile, the Mendoza woman did the same for the Rojiblanco side.
It was Madrid who imposed conditions in the match, which only moved the score after 31 minutes. After warnings from both teams, Sandy Toleti gave them the lead with a precise header to the left following a corner from the right by Caroline Weir.
At the end of the preliminary stage, the Whites managed to gain peace of mind by virtue of a favorable result. However, Colchonero was insistent and evening things out in terms of play with enough conditions to score.
To complement, Alberto Torril’s directed ones gave another effect in the result, when the distances were extended, and with Caido’s direct effect. Well, the Colombian got a short corner kick, creating space to clear the cross past the left sector, which Ivana Andres took to convert with a cross header.
Real went for more in the continuation of the struggle and were close to achieving it, with good margins. However in the final stretch, the period in which Linda was substituted, at 82′, Atlético pushed to get into the game and they did so, through Lucia Morale’s free kick on the left and Banini’s entry on the right. And a low shot area.
This goal excited Rosablanca, who went in search of equality. That’s what they achieved in stoppage time and thanks to the Argentine’s punch, combined with a superb execution of the free kick, at the right angle, to take everything into extra time.
In extra time, both teams made efforts to unlock things, although the tie had to be decided by penalties. In this instance, Gaddess was accurate on his first three shots, which gave him a four-shot victory against Weir’s just one hit in Merengue.
In this way, Atleti celebrates in 2016, for the second time, after securing the Copa de la Reina for the second time. While Banini celebrates their first trophy during their stay in the European continent.
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