Barcelona ladies beat Espanyol at Camp Nou in historic derby

Barcelona ladies beat Espanyol at Camp Nou in historic derby

Barcelona’s ladies’s team celebrated enjoying a aggressive recreation at Camp Nou for the first-ever time by beating Espanyol 5-0 on Wednesday.

Within the first ladies’s recreation performed at Barca’s 100,000-seater stadium in 50 years, Lluis Cortes’ facet steamrolled their metropolis rivals to make it 11 wins from 11 video games within the league this season.

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Espanyol defended valiantly within the first half, however their resistance was lastly damaged within the 45th minute when Alexia Putellas made historical past by heading house a nook to turn into the primary participant from the ladies’s team to ever rating at Camp Nou.

With the impasse damaged, Barca discovered issues simpler after the break. Marta Torrejon made it two early within the second half and Melanie Serrano added the third with a volley from the sting of the field.

Substitute Lieke Martens headed within the fourth with 20 minutes to go and Ana Crnogorcevic accomplished the rout late on.

Barca prime the desk with 33 factors, two away from Actual Madrid however with three video games in hand. They’ve scored a staggering 62 targets and conceded simply two.

They often play their house video games on the newly-built Johan Cruyff stadium on the Catalan membership’s out-of-city coaching base, however confronted Espanyol at Camp Nou to mark the 50th anniversary of the final ladies’s recreation performed there.

On Dec. 25, 1970, a team generally known as Seleccio Ciutat Barcelona, who would finally evolve into the present Barca facet, performed out a goalless attract a pleasant towards Unio Esportiva Centelle.

That recreation was watched by 60,000 followers, though Wednesday’s match was performed behind closed doorways because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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