Aitana Bonmatí on target as five-star Barcelona thrash Real Madrid in clásico | Women’s football
Barcelona extended their winning streak over Real Madrid to 12 victories when they dispatched their rivals in a 5-0 thrashing at Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys on Sunday.
Barça have never lost to Real in a women’s clásico and this comprehensive victory in front of 39,000 fans stretched their lead at the top of the league standings to six points.
The home side were missing the injured Alexia Putellas but it made no difference as they won their ninth consecutive game this season to stay perfect in the league while Real are second with two defeats.
The Ballon d’Or winning midfielder and women’s World Cup hero, Aitana Bonmatí, opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 17th minute while Caroline Graham Hansen and Mariona Caldentey added a goal each as the home side went 3-0 up before the break.
Real managed to stem the flow of goals after the break for the next 45 minutes, but Barça hit back with two stoppage-time goals from Clàudia Pina and Vicky López, who at 17 became the youngest goal scorer in El Clásico.
The victory was also Barcelona’s 67th straight home win in the league, a stunning run that stretches back to February 2019.