Transportes Alcaine v FC Barcelona Women: A win to close in on the leaders (0-3)

Barça women celebrate a goal / VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB
Xavi Llorens’ side picked up a big three points to move within a solitary point of the top of the table

FC Barcelona Women earned a 3-0 win on the road against Transportes Alcaine to move within a point of top spot.

Xavi Llorens’ side entered the field of play with purpose, as Olga García and Melanie Serrano went close early on. Alexia Putellas then spurned a one-on-one opportunity but the goal was just a matter of moments away.

Jenni Hermoso latched onto an Olga assist to give Barça a deserved lead before the interval. The pair had been causing havoc throughout the first half and the opener had been coming for some time.

There was no change in attitude after the break, as the Barça onslaught continued. It was Bárbara Latorre’s turn to see a couple of efforts go begging before Patri Guijarro went close. Just when it looked as though another goal would never come, two arrived in quick succession to put the game beyond any doubt, through Irene del Río and Bárbara Latorre.

The victory was made even more significant by the fact that league leaders Athletic Club lost for the first time this season, 2-0 away to Rayo Vallecano, to leave Barça within a point of the top.

Match details

Transportes Alcaine: Patricia, Claudia (Maren, min 54), Natalia, Marta, Nuria (Alba, min 71), Teresa, Sandra, Lucia, Clara, Lara, Naina.

FCB Femení: Ràfols, Marta Torrejón, Ane (Patri, min 57), Ruth, Melanie, Marta Unzué, Miriam, Gemma (Irene, min 57), Alexia, Jenni, Olga (Bárbara, min 57).

Goals: 0-1, Jenni (min 26); 0-2, Irene (min 76); 0-3, Bárbara (min 78).

Referee: Alberto Almenara Martínez

Stadium: Estadio Pedro Sancho.