Real Madrid Femenino: Predicted XI For The Match vs. Athletic Club

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Real Madrid Femenino will be keen to put their disappointing 2-1 loss against Granadilla Tenerife behind them.

Primera Iberdrola is well underway now. Real Madrid Femenino have played six games now, with a decent record of 3-1-2. Against Granadilla Tenerife, the team lost 2-1 as the team’s lack of unpredictability in attack and a thin midfield led to a disappointing loss. That loss put an end to the team’s three-match winning streak.

Against Athletic Club, though, they will be keen to get three more points and try to enter the top-four. Here’s the predicted lineup for the match against Athletic Club.

Goalkeeper – Misa Rodríguez

Real Madrid need three valuable points, and Misa Rodríguez is probably one of the first names on the team sheet at the moment.

Defence – Kenti Robles, Ivana Andrés, Babett Peter, Marta Corredera

There’s not much of a prediction to make in this department as David Aznar seems to have found his most reliable back-four in Kenti Robles, Ivana Andrés, Babett Peter, and Marta Corredera.

Midfield – Thaisa Moreno, Teresa Abelleira, Maite Oroz

This would be the strongest midfield if David Aznar can roll it out. There will be the physical presence of Thaisa Moreno, who will function as a holding midfielder. Teresa Abelleira will play as a deep-lying playmaker who has the ability to play a killer final pass, while Maite Oroz will be the creative engine in midfield, dribbling and finding the forwards. She will wreak havoc.

Attack – Kosovare Asllani, Sofia Jakobsson, Marta Cardona

Last season, Chioma Ubogagu was the preferred winger alongside Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson in attack. With Marta Cardona’s signing, the team seems to have settled in on the new ASC (Asllani-Sofia-Cardona) trident.

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Although the last two games have seen three out of their four goals as penalties, the forwards still remain integral to the team. What also helps is the multi-dimensional nature of each of these players. Asllani can drop deep to link with the midfielders, while Cardona and Sofia can switch flanks seamlessly.