Real Madrid Femenino: The Strongest Starting XI For Las Blancas

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Kosovare Asllani of Real Madrid Femenino
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The Front Four

Real Madrid Femenino have a lot of options in attack. Their offensive line runs very deep but just four players will make it to my XI.

Left midfielder: Chioma Ubogagu

Another player that I did an individual article on, Chioma Ubogagu is a fantastic wide player who can take on defenders using her speed and agility. Although she is a left-footed player, she prefers to play on the left flank. She scored five goals in the league last season, and that number will only rise as she transforms into one of the leaders in the final third of the pitch.

Right midfielder: Sofia Jakobsson

One of the ‘Galácticas’ of the team, the Swede was probably the best player for CD Tacon last season alongside another Galáctica that I’ll be talking about in a bit. Jakobsson will function on the right flank for Las Blancas.

Last season, the No. 10 was deployed as a right midfielder in the 4-4-2 setup. She will bring adequate experience to the table, along with a truckload of goals and assists. Her chemistry with fellow countrywoman Kosovare Asllani will enchant the fans and pave the way for fluidity in the attack.

Central attacking midfielder: Kosovare Asllani

The Galáctica that I mentioned about some time ago is the Swedish queen Kosovare Asllani, one of the two best players of CD Tacon last season alongside Sofia Jakobsson. She was deployed as a striker but she is best-suited to play as a No. 10, right behind the striker.

Her impact on the game is ten fold when she operates between the lines, as seen with the Sweden National Women’s Team. She is one of the best players in the world on her day. Even though she isn’t necessarily one of the fastest players around, she is hard to wrestle off the ball and she can both score goals and set her teammates up.

Centre-forward/Striker: Jessica Martínez

The Paraguayan is an efficient player in front of goal, although her numbers might not justify her talent. At CD Tacon last season, Jessica Martínez played 1366 minutes across 23 appearances in the league and Copa de la Reina, scoring 5 goals (a goal every 273.2 minutes, which is roughly a goal every three full games).

Her link-up with Asllani was good to see last season, and that will only develop further when Asllani plays behind her in the pure CAM role that the Swede loves to play in. Jessica should be expected to take her goalscoring figures to double digits in a setup where she will be the ‘target woman.’

So that’s it with the XI. I guess it’s a well-balanced side and the squad is deep enough to make a case for the top four in the league. The aim would be to qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League and try to go as deep as possible in the Copa de la Reina.

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Real Madrid Femenino kick-off their 2020-21 season against Barcelona on the 4th of October, so we are just days away from the first-ever Women’s El Clasico. The upcoming season will have a lot to offer and the Women in White should be one of the dark horses of Spain.

Here’s to hoping for a highly successful debut season for Real Madrid Femenino!