Two Goals in Four Minutes: Real Madrid Kicks Off 2024 with a Comeback Win for the Ages

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Six minutes of stoppage time was left, with Real Madrid trailing by one against local rival Madrid CFF after conceding in the 90’+1’ minute of added time. The match’s intensity grew along with the atmosphere at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium as fans pushed Real Madrid for a late-equalizer.

With no hope lost, just three minutes after the visiting team’s goal, Las Blancas would tie the game with an Ivana Andrés goal before scoring their second in under four minutes thanks to Caroline Møller, defeating Madrid CFF 2-1.

Real Madrid Femenino Goal Action

Defender and captain Andrés first kicked off the spectacular comeback by scoring off a second-chance opportunity. Midfielder Teresa Abelleria whipped a cross into the box from a corner set-piece, which got cleared by the visiting team’s backline. However, the ball would land right at Oihane Hernández’s feet, where she composed herself and crossed one into the far post, finding Andrés for the equalizing header in 90’+5’ minute.

Forward Møller would then complete the comeback in the 90’+9’ minute. A corner was quickly taken by Linda Caicedo to Abelleria, where the midfielder crossed the ball to Hayley Raso at the far post before the Australian international provided a header pass to Møller, who found the back of the net with ease.

Andrés’ one-goal performance yesterday night marked her first goal of the season across all competitions while Møller’s header to the back of the net marked her fourth goal in Liga F this season. The Danish forward now has five goals across all competitions.

Ladies and Gentleman, Olga Carmona!

The Spanish World Cup winner and co-captain Olga Carmona is something special! Her energy and intensity to try to put Real Madrid in the scoring sheet first was truly noticeable and was felt by every single person in the stadium.

Notably, Carmona came close to giving Real Madrid the lead earlier in the game following a fantastic left-footed strike to the left corner of the crossbar, ricocheting towards the front of the goal line and cleared out of play.    

Nevertheless, throughout the match she was always confident on the ball, freeing herself from pressure and controlling the game’s tempo from the back, ranking herself first on the team with a perfect take-on rate with a 100 total touches last night. And also finishing with a pass completion rate of 81%. On defense, Carmona was also rock solid, winning three of four tackles and finishing the match with four interceptions and multiple clearances and recoveries.

Where Real Madrid Currently Sit on the Table

Las Blancas, at the moment, are tied in points (30 points) for second place with Levante UD but are sitting in the third spot of Liga F standings due to a goal difference of four. Above them, with 39 points, is FC Barcelona, who are currently on 17-game winning streak.

Cup Action Up Next

Real Madrid will now travel Southwest to take on Real Betis in Copa de la Reina action on Saturday, January 13.

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