Sport Atlético Femenino update: Bright start as Fernandez’s side looks competitive
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Femenino have enjoyed a bright start to the 2021/2022 domestic campaign after notching the maximum six points in the first two league games this season.
Taking centre stage in the early part of Atlético’s calendar was the Madrid Derby against, which , with goals coming from Venezuelan Deyna Castellanos and Argentina’s Estefania Banini.
Fernandez’s 4-4-2 starting formation included Silvia Meseguer at the heart of the midfield, Banini wide on the left and Castellanos joining Rasheedat Ajibade upfront. It is helping this side maximise its potential on the field.
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Canada's Leylah Fernandez, who turned 19 this week, and Great Britain's Emma Raducanu, who's just 18, took the US Open by storm with their fearless play and surprise upsets of top-ranked players. Seeing them take down some of the best women's tennis players in the world almost feels like the start of something bigger. Both Fernandez and Raducanu made it through to the finals — they were the last two women standing out of a field of 64. The two faced off in the finals on Saturday, with Raducanu coming out on top to become the first qualifier to win a US Open title. On her way, Fernandez beat Naomi Osaka, the No. 3 seed, Angelique Kerber, the No.
Castellanos and Ajibade were on the scoresheet when Atlético eased past Rayo Vallecano 5-0 in the season opener. Maitane Lopez and brace from Laia Alexandri sealed the deal.
Meanwhile, an important return at the club is that of goalkeeper Lola Gallardo. The Spanish goalkeeper left Atlético ahead of last season to seek pastures new at giants Olympique Lyon.
Nonetheless, the Sevilla-born goalkeeper struggled for game time and decided to come back Atlético, even though she will have to compete with Sweden’s number one Hedvig Lindahl for a place between the sticks.
Managing Madrid Podcast: Vinicius and Benzema blitz Celta Vigo; El Derbi Madrileño Femenino; Esther vs. Nahikari Debate
Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse dissect a fun night at the Bernabeu before Grant Little and Om Arvind break down Real Madrid Femenino’s loss in the DerbyThis episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.
Another exciting return is former goal machine Priscila Borja, who has been named as a director within the club’s sports management structure. She will be a delegate for the first team as well.
During her career, Borja scored 107 goals with Atlético in the top-flight. She also played with the likes of Sporting de Huelva, Rayo Vallecano, Betis, and Madrid CFF.
Meanwhile, club captain Amanda Sampedro has switched her shirt number to 6, in order to play with the same number as her reference point and idol — men’s team captain Koke.
Like Koke, the long-serving Sampedro has been at the club since joining the academy at nine years old. The veteran midfielder is now at her 21st season at Atlético.
Holders Palmeiras into Copa Libertadores final .
Defending champions Palmeiras booked their place in the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday, securing a battling 1-1 against Brazilian rivals Atletico Mineiro to advance on away goals. A second-half equaliser from winger Dudu cancelled out Atletico Mineiro's opener from Chilean international Eduardo Silva to send Palmeiras through to the November 27 final of South American club football's showpiece tournament. After the first leg in SaoA second-half equaliser from winger Dudu cancelled out Atletico Mineiro's opener from Chilean international Eduardo Silva to send Palmeiras through to the November 27 final of South American club football's showpiece tournament.