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2017 Spain women's football
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:36:06 AM »
Heartening news about Spanish women's football, in this article:

https://offsiderulepodcast.com/2017/02/07/la-liga-spain-is-slowly-accepting-womens-football-449/

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For the first time in history Atlético Madrid had let their women’s team play at the Vicente Calderón and the turn out had been way greater than anyone had expected. Almost 14,000 would see Atléti defeat the four times Spanish champions FC Barcelona 2-1 and be declared winter champions of La Liga Iberdrola.

These are highlights from that match, from December 2016:

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDxbhT8kvX8

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Re: 2017-2018 Spain women's football
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 07:40:01 AM »
Already covered in the main thread, but Spain reached the final of the Algarve Cup at their first attempt:

Final highlights, 8 Mar 2017
Canada (white) v Spain (red)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx5NifqIob0


- Report on the game (in Spanish)

More about the tournament here:
http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8304.0.html


After Barcelona's game against Rosengard in the Champions League, Marta has said she wouldn't rule out playing in Spain's Liga Iberdrola in future:

http://en.as.com/en/2017/03/28/football/1490719712_338472.html

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Re: 2017-2018 Spain women's football
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 05:44:39 AM »
Valencia v Levante last weekend (23 April):

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ygcM_Jj9c


The derby match attracted a crowd of 17,000 to the Estadio de Mestalla:

http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/spanish-womens-football-is-real-winner/

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Re: 2017-2018 Spain women's football
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Re: 2017 Spain women's football
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 03:01:59 AM »
Wrapping up the season in Spain, today (Sunday) is the Copa de la Reina final at 10.30am UK time – FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid.

The two teams have a lot of recent history, challenging for the title in the Liga Iberdrola. This was their crunch meeting:

Barcelona v Atletico, 13 May
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO79RFNiOMM



That didn't decide the championship, but it was the penultimate match of the season, and it left Atletico needing a win to secure the title on the final day:

Atletico v Real Sociedad, 20 May
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZlJ2s10C5E



Barça's loss at Levante meant that Atletico won the title by three points. Because of La Liga's rules, Atletico would also have won it on the head-to-head rule by winning over Barça back in December (see post #1). Barcelona's superior goal difference meant nothing ??? Between that and the Danish split-division system, just remember, the FA WSL could get a lot weirder, thank your lucky stars etc.

We can expect to see much more of the red-and-whites in next season's Champions League. Seeing them honoured by their male peers at the Vicente Calderon stadium, and given a reception at Madrid city hall, it seems like the top women's players in Spain are starting to get the recognition they deserve. Women's football has been badly treated in Spain until now. At any rate, the Spanish league is outgunning England in its level of interest and attendances.
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Re: 2017 Spain women's football
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 03:00:59 AM »
The top two went head-to-head in the final of the Copa de la Reina:

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona, 18 Jun
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6z4ne80z1I


Match report (La Liga)
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