Linda Caicedo makes her debut at Real Madrid Femenino

Real Madrid secured their 18th win in the F League, their 13th in a row, and narrowed the fence with league leaders Barcelona after beating Alhama ElPozo 5-1 in front of 2,500 spectators who filled the stands of the José Kubala Stadium in the city of Alhama Murcia, where the young pearl of Colombian football Linda Caicedo made her debut with the white team.

With this result, which is identical to the one recorded by these teams at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in Valdebebas, then 5-1, the white team remains second in the table in the footsteps of a Barça that lost its game at the thirtieth will play. this Sunday against Villarreal.

Besides the win, the big news was Caicedo’s premiere. She is already an international with the Colombian national team and is considered one of the great prospects of Latin American women’s football. She was chosen Best Player of the Copa América of the year 2022 and a member of the ideal eleven of the tournament, where she led Colombia to the lost final against Brazil.

Previously, she was named Conmebol’s Best U-20 Player in 2022 and Silver Ball in the U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, where she was also Bronze Boot, among others.

The former Deportivo Cali player arrived in Madrid last week having just turned 18 and on the 24th her signing was made official. Alberto Toril included her in the squad for this match and she got the chance to make her debut with the white team by replacing Maite Oroz after 74 minutes, already at 4-1 on the scoreboard.

The match was marked by the effectiveness of the Madrid team. Not in vain, in minute 2, Scotland’s Caroline Weir opened the scoring at the first opportunity for the madridistas, and then, after Esther González had another chance to score the visitor’s second goal, it was Maite Oroz who made it 0-2 of made (m .21) in connection with the international striker himself.

Alhama ElPozo dominated the ball but their rival was clearly superior on the field. Despite everything, the Murcians were able to get closer to goal with a shot from Raquel Morcillo that went just wide of the crossbar and in the 40th minute Miriam Rodríguez “Kuki” closed the gap by taking advantage of an indecision by goalkeeper Misa Rodríguez to the center of Daniela Arces.

Madrid reacted immediately and as soon as they reached the halfway line they once again left their two-goal lead as Athenea del Castillo penalized a bad clearance from Laura Martínez, the Azulona goalkeeper, in the 42nd minute.

With the score tied at 1-3 at halftime and after the restart, Juan Antonio García’s team pressed “Randri” for their attack. In fact, they were able to score again through the mediation of the Spanish Equatorial Guinean Jade Boho Sayo, Judith Caravaca and Astrid Álvarez, whose center shot hit the crossbar.

What came, however, was 1-4, and that was the work of Esther González, who beat Laura Martínez into second after a goalkeeper rebounded from her shot in minute 64.

The clash was already resolved, although there was still almost half an hour to go and the Colombian Linda Caicedo and Nahikari García came into the picture in the last part of the clash. They had good chances of increasing the visitor’s income, something Nerea Vicente eventually and unintentionally did on its own after a mission from Sweden’s Freja Siri in 88.

Source: El heraldo