Real Madrid Femenino: 5 things we have learned from the 2020-21 season thus far

Real Madrid Femenino, Kosovare Asllani (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid Femenino, Kosovare Asllani (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid Femenino, Kosovare Asllani
Real Madrid Femenino, Kosovare Asllani (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

After 13 matches, Real Madrid Femenino sit second in the league table.

Real Madrid Femenino have enjoyed a good start to their first-ever campaign. They are currently 2nd in the table only behind title holders Barcelona and are well on pace to secure a UWCL qualification spot. In 13 games so far this season Las Blancas have had nine wins, one draw, and three defeats. They have scored 31 while conceding 14 goals.

Here are five things we have learned from their season so far:

Super Swedes

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson have led from the front once again this season. They are one of the pioneers who laid the foundation for this team and helped CD Tacon stay in the Primera with their incredible performances. They arrived when the club wasn’t even called Real Madrid and laid the founding stones for this team.

This season both the Swedes have had a direct involvement in nine goals each. Asllani has scored nine goals herself and Jakobsson has chipped in with four goals and five assists. That’s a total of 18/31 goals from the two players, an incredible 58 percent contribution. Their impact on the side stretches far beyond the numbers though. They are veterans of the game & the experience they bring to the team having played all across the globe is invaluable.

Kosovare Asllani leads the goalscoring charts for the team and is the third-highest goalscorer in the league. An attacking midfielder/ second striker primarily she has had to slot in as the lone striker more often than not so far in this season and while it’s not where she excels completely, she has still managed to bring her best version. Her ability to read plays and position herself in good goalscoring positions to score or to attack an aerial ball from the wide areas has been brilliant to see. With Kosse one thing is guaranteed, 100 percent commitment.

Jakobsson had a slow start to the season by her standards but she has broken the shackles as the season has gone by. She is an ever-threatening wide presence that can beat you for pace, cut the ball in and hit top bins, or swing in a dangerous ball for her teammates to score. On top of all her attacking prowess, she doesn’t shy away from her defensive duties either. She’ll defend deep and support her fullback. She’s a dream player for every coach, a player who can contribute on either side of the field.

Real Madrid have been blessed by two of Sweden’s finest and long may they continue to lead the charge of this team. Cometh the hour, cometh the Swedes!