Real Madrid slip up in Spain; battle between Juventus and Milan looms

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Emily Wilson

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With the international break over, league action in women’s football returned around the globe.

Here is an update on the results over in Spain and Italy.


Primera Iberdrola 🇪🇸

Holding a seven-point lead with three games in hand, it’s pretty easy to predict Barcelona Femini will walk away as champions of the Primera Iberdrola again.

Their recent 3-0 win over Eibar extends their perfect record to 17 games with a staggering +84 goal differential.

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Yet even with the title race seemingly over, the fight for Champions League spots remains a tight contest.

Levante sits in second after a win over Sporting Huelva. Down just two minutes in, a late push was needed to secure all three points.

María Méndez Fernández tied the match in the 88th minute and then Esther González scored a 94th-minute winner to come out victorious.

In other news, Atlético Madrid moved up to third after city rivals Real Madrid lost 3-1 to Real Sociedad despite taking the lead just 11 minutes in.

Las Blancas, however, have a game in hand and will face Logroño on 3 March with a chance to move back up again.


Serie A Women 🇮🇹

Over in Italy, Juventus’ 3-1 win over San Marino on 28 February sees them still hold on to the top spot in the league.

The current title holders sit a slim three points over Milan whose thumping 6-1 win over Bari keeps the title race a close one.

ASD Pink Sport Time Bari 1
Milan Women 6
Full time

Looking ahead in the schedule, their next fixture is crucial as both these sides go head-to-head on 7 March for what will be a title-deciding contest.

Juventus maintain a perfect record whereas Milan have just one loss, coming at the hands of their next opponents.

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Lower down in the table is Sassuolo who sit third after Erika Santoro earned them a 1-0 win over Napoli.

They sit eights points behind Milan but currently hold a six-point lead over fourth-place Roma.

Depending on the result between Juventus and Milan next week, Sassuolo could still make a push for the top two.


Division 1 Féminine 🇫🇷

The title race is even closer in France with Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint Germain battling for the title.

Lyon have held the title for 14-straight seasons but the club from Paris currently hold a one-point lead at the top.

As a result, both sides will have to make sure there are no slip-ups with a race as close as this.

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Earlier this week, PSG won 4-0 against Issy FF and Lyon downed Soyaux-Charente by 2-0.

Like in Italy, these two clubs play each other soon and the result on 13 March will be huge in terms of the title race.


For the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League, Spain and France will have three entries for the competition while Italy will have two.