Sevilla FC Women claimed an important victory against Sporting de Huelva at home (1-0). Cristian Toro's team were made to work hard as they overcame their rival. The team had to work hard in both defence and attack as they dug out the victory.
In the first half, the home side dominated from the kick-off. They would soon take the lead through Martín-Prieto's strike, who latched on to Amanda Sampedro's ball to find the back of the net after just six minutes. This gave the side even more confidence, who went in search of a second with Inma Gabarro, Eva Llamas and Martín-Prieto all going close. Such opportunities were created owing to the efficiency of Cahynová and the aforementioned Sampedro in midfield. The visitors went close a few times, with their most notable chance hitting the woodwork.
Chances, a solid defensive effort and a clean sheet
Despite these opportunities, the scoreboard did not change for the rest of the game. After the break, the team from Huelva went in search of an equaliser, but the home side did well defensively and even more so when Kühn was sent off for the visitors just after the hour mark. There was then a number of changes for both sides and it was substitute Toni Payne who went closest as she hit the crossbar, with the ball almost going over the line.
The game ended and marked another positive step forward for the Women's team after they got a point against Atlético Madrid last weekend, keeping a clean sheet in this game. Now it is time to turn out attention to Sunday when we will face Villarreal CF at home, looking for another victory.
SEVILLA FC WOMEN: Sullastres; Débora García, Eva Llamas, Meseguer, Rosa Otermín; Cahynová (Nazareth Martín, min. 90+2) Nago Calderón, Amanda Sampedro; Inma Gabarro (Ana Franco, min. 73), Jessica Martínez (Toni Payne, min. 64) and Martín-Prieto.
SC HUELVA: Chelsea; Patrio Ojeda, Ana Carol, Laia Ballesté, Khun; Edgren (Raiderlin Carrasco, min. 67), Castelló (Balcerzak, min. 76), Vanessa Santana, Maríia Ruiz (Agustsdottir, min. 67); Hagman (Laura Blasco, min. 80) y Simonsson (Bárbara, min. 80).
REFEREE: Olatz Rivera Olmedo (Basque committee). She showed a yellow card to Sevilla's Jessica Martínez and one to Huelva's Patri Ojeda, and two yellows for Kühn resulting in a red card.
GOALS: 1-0: Martín-Prieto (min. 7).
MATCH FACTS: Match played in the seventeenth game week of Finetwork Liga F, played in the Estadio Jesús Navas in front of 185 spectators. Both President José Castro and advisor Luis Castro were present at the Palco de Honor.