Villarreal Women get their first top-flight win (1-0)
Villarreal Women get their first top-flight win (1-0)

The Yellows overcame SD Eibar thanks to a Sheila Guijarro goal

Villarreal Women now know what wining in the top flight of Spanish football is like. Sara Monforte’s side beat SD Eibar 1-0 thanks to a Sheila Guijarro goal late on in an intense and exciting tie.

Clear cut chances took a while to come. Both teams did not give up on anything, and that made opportunities hard to come by.

After a tight first half, the second opened up a lot. The exchange of blows was largely down to the tiring defences under the heat.

The only goal of the game came in the 86th minute. María Cienfuegos played a great pass over the top to send Guijarro through and the Yellows No.9 scored with a fantastic chip. Joy reigned through the Mini Estadi among the hundreds of fans there. Villarreal Women now have four points from a possible six and contnue to dream in the elite.


Villarreal Women: Elena de Toro; Nerea, Lara Mata, Soldevila, Olivia; Sara Medina (Cienfu, m. 51), Bea Prades, Ainoa, Estefa (Sheila, m. 51); Tere (Aixa, m. 78), Belén (Pinel, m. 64).

Eibar Women: Malena; Ane, Queralt, Elba, María, Arene (Aida, m. 82), Carla (Miriam, m. 64), Arola, Alejandra (Campos, m. 69), Sara y Sheila.

Goal: 1-0. Min. 86: Sheila.

Referee: Cecilia Laura Muñoz Di Giovambattista. Booked: Olivia, Cienfu (Villarreal); Ane, Arene (Eibar). Sent off: Villrareal Women Sara Monforte.

Stadium: Mini Estadi.