The white team solvently beat Rosenborg in the Lerkendal Stadion. White was entrusted to the goals of Weir and Athena to leave homework practically done for the second leg. The Madrid team thus remains one step closer to playing, for the second consecutive year, the group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Beginnings are always hard and this one was not going to be an exception. Rosenborg posed high pressure in the first few minutes of play that made it difficult for the white team to get the ball out. However the real Madrid he soon took control of the meeting. The midfield, with the debut in an official match of Freya Siri, He had the singing voice and was the starting point for all the attacking plays that were happening. The first chances would come from the visitors, Athena He would test Christensen’s reflexes in minute 6 and, two minutes later, Esther would send a shot over the crossbar that was looking for the right side of the rival goal.
The next play in the 14th minute would end up in the Rosenborg goal nets. Toletti connected with Athenea with a good long pass, the young Cantabrian handed the ball to Weir who, from the edge of the box, placed the ball directly into the right corner of the home goal. The response of the Norwegian team would arrive half an hour into the game. Magnúsdóttir received the ball in a three-quarter zone and, seeing Misa slightly ahead, hit with the instep, causing the Canarian goalkeeper to intervene to deflect the ball to a corner kick.
The marker would move again before the break. Athenea showed off her great overflow and, after facing two defenders on the left wing, armed her right leg to score, from the left balcony of the area, the second goal of the match in the 34th minute.
The passage through changing rooms did not cause changes in the script of the match. Real Madrid maintained control of the game, although with more attempts by the locals to reduce the distance in the light. Without getting to have clear chances in the resumption of the Norwegians, Toril’s team took the opportunity not to forgive in the first one they had. A great center with a thread from Athenea behind the local defense, came at the feet of Caroline Weir who scored the second in her private account in the 51st minute of the match.
The real Madrid the intensity of the game progressively lowered, taking advantage of the distance already imposed on the scoreboard. The team trained by Steinar Lein took the opportunity to try to put the visiting defense in trouble, which, very solid, did not let the attackers of the black and white team pass.
With the victory, the white team is closer to repeating its presence in the group stage of the UWCL. Next Wednesday the 28th the second leg of the tie will be played at the Alfredo Di Stefano, but before that, they will have to visit the Canary archipelago over the weekend to face UDG Tenerife in the match belonging to matchday 3 of the F League.
Christensen; Naess, Leine, Harviken, Olsvik; Magnúsdóttir (Nergård, 74′), Joramo; S. Hansen (K. Minde, 58′), Andreassen (Brønstad, 89′), Jøsendal; Nautnes (Fornes, 89′).
Real Madrid, 3
Mass; K. Robles, Kathellen, Rocio, Svava; Toletti (Teresa, 74′), Freja Siri (M. Oroz, 61′), Zornoza; Athenea (Møller, 85′), Esther (Nahikari, 74′), Weir (Carla Camacho, 85′).
Goals 0-1, Weir (13′); 0-2, Athena (34′); 0-3, Weir (51′).
Referee Michèle Schmölzer (C. Switzerland). He booked Synne Hansen (32′) and Magnúsdóttir (57′) from Rosenborg.
Observations First leg of round 2 of access to the group stage of the Uefa Women’s Champions League played at the Lerkendal Stadion in front of more than 6,000 spectators.