Real Madrid Femenino: Olga Carmona, Sofia Jakobsson score excellent goals in 8-1 win

Real Madrid, Sofia Jakobsson (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Sofia Jakobsson (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid Femenino look like one of the most exciting teams in Europe right now, and they put eight goals past 12th-placed Espanyol on Sunday.

After 11 league matches, Real Madrid Femenino sit in second place behind only Granadilla Tenerife, though Barcelona have three games in hand in third place. Better yet, Las Blancas are four points ahead of usual Champions League shoe-ins Atletico Madrid in the same amount of games played.

On Sunday afternoon, Real Madrid dominated Espanyol in an 8-1 victory, with Las Blancas scoring in the first 10 minutes and never looking threatened since then.

You can check out a highlight of all the nine goals scored in this match by clicking here.

The first goal from left back Olga Carmona was especially brilliant. She scored a brace in this match, but I cannot stop watching and raving about her opener in the ninth minute. Carmona chipped the keeper from a tough angle in which most players would be looking to cross. But Carmona saw her opening and floated a shot that tucked under the bar at the last possible second. You’ll see very few goals more aesthetically pleasing than this one.

However, if you like goals struck with venom, go to the 1:19 mark of that video for Sofia Jakobsson’s goal. When you saw the scoreline of 8-1, you knew Jakobsson had to have gotten on the scoresheet, and she did so by showing off her powerful shooting ability.

Jakobsson set up on the left edge of the penalty box and smashed the ball into the far post. The keeper was never getting anywhere near that, and Espanyol realized that you cannot give Jakobsson any amount of space around the penalty box. Her finishes are unerring and uncompromising in their ferocity.

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Real Madrid Femenino are very much in the conversation to qualify for a Champions League spot in Spain’s top flight, and with these kinds of performances, they are must-watch football. If only the federation, individual teams, and broadcasters would air more of these matches live globally.