Levante UD Feminino is the first Spanish Women’s Supercup finalist. They guaranteed their spot in the match that will take place on Saturday in Almeria, with a 3-1 against EDF Logroño, debutant in the Supercup competition.
Levante took initiative in the first minutes of the match, as they they were favourites. But Riojans showed that they can be dangerous as well when Jade Boho Sayo tested goalkeeper Andrea Paraluta after a quick fast break. In 27th minute, Logrona was dangerous again. Sayo tried again but Paraluta did not manage to catch the shot and the rebound got to Cristina Pizarro who returned it back to the Hispanic-Ecuatoguinean, who scored for a surprising lead with a nice chip shot. However, the joy did not last long since just after the half time mark, the favourites from Valencia equalized with goal of Esther Navarro after a combination with Eva Navarro. 1-1 was a score at half-time.
The second half how the first one ended, without a better team. But Levante managed to perform a comeback with a fabulous shot from Eva Navarro in 59th minute. 19-year-old attacker surprised the goalkeeper Pamela with a shot from the edge of the box, that finished behind her back with a help of the crossbar. Levante stepped up their game, continued to press and scored the 3rd goal with just under twenty minutes of play remaining. Esther passed to Natasa Andonova who had no troubles putting the ball into the net and clearing any doubts of who is going to the Saturdayy’s final. The Riojanas tried to get back into the game but couldn’t really create chances so Levante managed to maintain their 3-1 lead and guaranteed their spot on Saturday when they will face either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid.
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Spanish Women’s Supercup Semifinal
Estadio Municipal de los Juegos Mediterraneos
Levante UD – EDF Logroño 3-1
Scorers: 28th Jade (E); 34th Esther (L); 60th Navarro (L); 73rd Andonova (L)
Levante UD: Paraluta; Alharilla, María Méndez, Rocío Gálvez, Jucinara (90th Paula Tomás); Toletti, Zornoza, Irene Guerrero (84th Comett), Banini (64th Natasa), Eva Navarro (90th Lucía Gómez), Esther Navarro (90th Fiamma Benítez).
EDF Logroño: Pamela Tajonar; Caracas, Cazalla, Inés, Leti; Carol (74th Valeria), Cristina Pizarro, Tavlo, Valderas (65th Ida); Rebecca (82nd Nothando), Jade (82nd Judith Luzuriaga).
Referee: Acevedo Dudley