It had been almost a year since a women's classic had been played in Barcelona, since that historic return of the Champions League quarterfinals in a match with a record attendance (91,553 spectators).
And a year later, Barça continues to set a record, increasing its winning streak in the League to 58 games in a Johan Cruyff, also a record (5,569 attendees).
A victory was celebrated there that increased Barça's advantage to 13 points and left the Whites three consecutive games without winning or scoring, despite having a great match.
FCBFFC Barcelona Female
Sandra Paños, Fridolina Rolfö, Lucy Bronze, Mapi León, Marta Torrejón, Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmatí, Ingrid Engen, Geyse Ferreira, Salma Paralluelo and Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
RMF Real Madrid Female
Misa, Kathellen, Kenti Robles, Ivana Andrés, Sofie Svava, Claudia Zornoza, Sandie Toletti, Linda Caicedo, Maite Oroz, Esther González and Caroline Weir
77: Fridolina Rolfö.
Olatz Rivera Olmedo
Yellow cards Claudia Zornoza (min. 43), Geyse Ferreira (min. 45) and Athenea del Castillo (min. 75)
The distance of 10 points with which Barça reached the classic gave way to the rotations in the two eleven, these also motivated by the load of games and the recent stoppage of selections.
For the culé part, Paredes, Oshoala and Graham stayed on the bench thinking about the Champions League quarterfinal match next Thursday at the Camp Nou against Roma (0-1 in the first leg).
On the White side, Toril surprised by leaving Athenea and Olga on the bench, the result of accumulated fatigue.
The match began with the dominance of the culés and a great presence in the game of Aitana Bonmatí, Patri Guijarro and Engen, who took advantage of their entry into the starting eleven.
While Madrid tried to get out with the ball played but could not advance against a very populated and active culé midfielder.
The first part progressed without clear chances;
Barça, failing in the last pass, could not reach Misa's goal with any danger.
After halfway through the first part, and despite the encouragement of the culé fans, the blaugrana couldn't find a way to hurt a Madrid that was comfortable defending and that took off their complexes in the last minutes of the first half with control of the ball and with timid arrivals at the Barça goal.
The second half began with a more intense Barça but without poison, which continued to allow White to create danger.
Therefore, Giráldez did not speculate.
He made a triple change to take the game and the League.
Graham Hansen, Walsh and Oshoala for Crnogorcevic, Engen and Geyse.
Meanwhile, Toril tried to freshen up with the entry of Feller for Esther.
Barça ended the rotations and took out Paredes for Marta Torrejón, installing the eleven that played in Rome.
Madrid did not show signs of fatigue or defensive weakness.
However, Giráldez's changes took effect.
Hansen had the clearest chance with a header in front of Misa that came off centered.
Madrid clamored for the entry of Athenea and Olga and they both did so in the 70th minute to give the whites the spark they lacked.
Barça sank Madrid more and more and Athenea would be the protagonist, but in her area, after knocking down Paralluelo with 15 minutes left to finish the match.
The referee Olatz Rivera indicated a penalty and Rolfö would be in charge of beating Misa, increasing the record of victories to 58 and ending the League.
In the last minutes, a desperate Madrid tried unsuccessfully to tie the game.
The culés were looking for the goal of tranquility in a Johan Cruyff who was already celebrating the victory against his eternal rival.
The culés take a classic that is becoming more and more equal, they are placed 13 points ahead of Madrid with seven days to go.
The white team could see second place in jeopardy if Levante manages to beat Real Sociedad this Sunday.
The culés, for their part, leave the League practically finished to focus on the main objective of the season: winning the Champions League.
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