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Rolfö and Alexia Shine as Barcelona Crushes Tenerife

Fridolina Rolfö celebrating her goal / Getty Images
Fridolina Rolfö celebrating her goal / Getty Images

Barcelona’s women’s team cruised to a 7-0 victory over Costa Adeje Tenerife.

The Barca Femení secured three points this afternoon, after defeating Costa Adeje Tenerife 7-0. Jonatan Giráldez’s side performed excellently, securing their 19th victory of the season in the F League, maintaining their position as sole leaders with 58 points. After securing their spot in the Copa final with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Athletic Club (adding to the 0-3 win in the first leg), Giráldez made several rotations in the starting lineup, also considering the upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Brann in Norway this Wednesday. The Barcelona coach fielded Rolfö and Alexia together for the first time after they recovered from their respective injuries, also giving minutes to Marta, Vicky, and Martina while leaving players like Salma, Mariona, Patri, and Aitana on the bench.

The Blaugranas entered the field without hesitation, working hard from the first minute, resulting in a commanding 6-0 lead over Tenerife at halftime. Fridolina Rolfö opened the scoring with a header from Graham’s cross, followed by Claudia Pina’s goal after dribbling past Marrero. Graham also got on the scoresheet with an excellent shot from outside the box.

In the last ten minutes of the first half, Barcelona scored three more goals: Claudia Pina scored a similar goal to Graham’s, completing her brace, while Alexia Putellas also found the net. Another assist from ‘sweet Caroline’ allowed Mollet to score with a first-time shot, squeezing the ball past the defender and into the net with some luck.

Just before halftime, Marta Torrejón scored another goal with a fortunate header from Irene Paredes’ cross from the left wing. In the second half, the pace of the game slowed down, although Barcelona remained in total control. Giráldez brought on Mariona, Aitana, Bruna, Patri, and Engen, allowing players to conserve energy for this week’s Champions League match.

Tenerife had some chances, but mentally and physically, the visitors were out of the game. Luck didn’t favor them, and the seventh goal of the afternoon came from an own goal. Monday, who had just entered the field, accidentally put a corner from Barcelona into her own net, definitively sealing the scoreline and achieving the team’s fourth-largest victory of the season. Therefore, the Catalan team arrives with excellent sensations for the crucial moment: the Champions League. The goal is to take a significant step towards the quarter-final this Wednesday, playing the first leg match in Norwegian territory.