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Weir brace to seal comeback win

MATCH REPORT. 14/05/2023. Mireia Jiménez. Photographer: Antonio Villalba

Levante went two goals ahead after a double from Redondo, Toletti reduced the deficit and the Scotswoman sealed Real Madrid's victory in the last match at the Di Stéfano.

Real Madrid secured all three points at home thanks to a stunning comeback win over Levante UD in the penultimate league game of the season. The Whites soon found themselves 0-2 down within the first quarter of an hour, Toletti reduced the deficit in the 29th minute and Weir turned the game on its head with a brace (46' and 51'). This victory, the sixth in a row, marks the Madridistas' farewell to the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium this season. In their last clash in the domestic competition, Toril's side will travel to Real Sociedad (Friday, 7pm CET).
The hosts started the contest brightly, but it was Levante who converted their first chance on goal when Redondo put them ahead in the fifth minute. Toril’s side almost grabbed a quick equaliser, but Redondo once again finished clinically to put the visitors 0-2 up.  The Whites were not deterred though, as they looked to find a way back into the game quickly and almost did so when Weir had a couple of sights of goal. Soon after, the Scottish forward produced a fine bit of skill as she backheeled the ball to Feller who set up Toletti to fire past Peng and make it 1-2, giving Madrid a lifeline (29’).
It was all to play for in the second half, and the madridistas got off to the perfect start after halftime. Weir hit the equaliser for the home side after fine play by Linda C. and Svava on the wing (46’). Barely five minutes later, the Colombian was once again involved as she went on a mazing run to play in Weir, who sealed the comeback with her second of the game (51’).

Video.3-2: Weir brace to seal comeback win

Misa denies Levante an equaliser
Madrid thought they had extended their lead in the 67th minute, but the referee controversially ruled out Møller‘s goal for offside. Levante almost snatched an equaliser 10 minutes from time, but Zornoza, who was making her return from injury after a 6-week absence, made a remarkable goal-line clearance. Misa then pulled off a fine save from the follow-up, as Real Madrid sealed the victory to pick up another three points.
3-Real Madrid: Misa, Teresa (Olga, 72’), Rocío, Ivana, Toletti, Weir (Zornoza, 72’), Kathellen, Linda C. (Lorena, 88’), Feller (Maite Oroz, 59’), Athenea (Moller, 59’), Svava.
2-Levante: Peng, M. Méndez, P. Fernández (Aguado, 83’), S. Lloris, Redondo, Tatiana, L. Baños, Carol (Andonova, 68’), Alharilla (Antonia, 68’), Paula (Carbonell, 83’), Érika (Calligaris, 68’).
0-1 (min 5): Redondo.
0-2 (min 13): Redondo.
1-2 (min 29): Toletti.
2-2 (min 46): Weir.
3-2 (min 51): Weir.