Esther's brace and a win against Valencia

MATCH REPORT. 31/10/2021. Eduardo Olivera. Photographer: Antonio Villalba and María Riera

Real Madrid picked up all three points in the matchweek eighth LaLiga game at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium.

Real Madrid beat Valencia at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium where our team are unbeaten in all three games played in October. David Aznar's side came out on top thanks to a first-half brace from Esther. The away team netted in the second half, but it was not enough to prevent the Madridistas claiming the win.
Our team came out onto the pitch with a clear objective, getting the three points, making that clear after just ten minutes of the game. Zornoza slipped in a fantastic pass for Esther who beat Enith one-on-one with a great finish. The side form Valencia looked to hit on the counter-attack, but the home side's pressure prevented them from creating any dangerous chances. It was a very even game until the half hour mark. Zornoza's free-kick into the area picked out Esther, who slotted the ball into the back of the net to grab her second goal of the game to go in at the interval with a comfortable lead.
Madrid hold on
Both teams arrived in the area after the break, but neither side could find the net. The Valencian side managed to close the gap with just over an hour on the clock. Mèline cleared the ball that had ricocheted off the crossbar, M. Carro again looked to find a way through, but the goalkeeper turned her shot wide, only for Altuve to make it 2-1 from point-blank range. Both sides continued to create chances, but the score line remained the same and as our team secured yet another win.

Video.2-1: Esther's brace and a win against Valencia

2-Real Madrid: Gérard, K. Robles (Claudia F., 74’), Peter, Olga (Møller, 83’), M. Oroz, Esther, Lorena (Teresa, 61’), Nahikari (M. Corredera, 83’), Lucía, Rocío and Zornoza.
1-Valencia: Enith, B. Beltrán, M. Jiménez, M. Carro, Salmi (Guerrero, 75’), Candela Andújar, Asun (E. Jansen, 75’), Čonč (Altuve, 59’), Esther, Kerlly R. (Bakker, 68’) and A. Torrodà.

1-0 (min. 11): Esther.
2-0 (min. 38): Esther.
2-1 (min. 68): Altuve.