This Thursday, March 9, Colombian Linda Caicedo had her second outing with Real Madrid Femenino. In this opportunity, the striker was called up for the duel for the Copa de la Reina against Villarreala rival who put things difficult on paper to advance in the series.
Although Linda was initially a substitute, her coach gave her the opportunity to come on in the second half, where she once again demonstrated her quality on the pitch. Caicedo entered the game at minute 67, when the score was in favor of his team 1-0. The Colombian had a couple of flashes in this section of the game, but she could not reach the opposite frame with much danger.
However, Villarreal made things tight by equalizing the series at the end, extending the emotions to extra time, an instance of the game in which Caicedo was the great savior for the You meringues.
In the first extra time, after a great collective play, Linda made her way into the box. area to anticipate a low pass that he only had to push under the arc and thus put the partial 2-1 and the first in his history with Madrid.
look at the goal
This score was vital for the Madrid team, which during the second half of extra time had several chances to increase their lead. Caicedo was participative in the game circuit, she even had the second goal at her feet, but she decided to give the ball to her teammate García, who missed.
Finally, the match was for the white club that advanced to the semifinal of the Copa de la Reina, where they expect a rival. The other teams that advanced were Atlético de Madrid, Athletic Club and Alhama, a team they faced last weekend and won 5-1.
Caicedo accumulates a total of 24 goals in his entire career at the club level in just 46 games. As for the Colombian team, the lead has 16 goals in 34 appearances.
Linda, example of resilience
The fact that Linda Caicedo was the first Colombian player to sign for Real Madrid is not only a product of her discipline in training, but also her determination to face the obstacles that life throws at just when everything is not going well.
Since March 8, the story of Linda Caicedo defeating cancer gained strength in Colombia, although it had already been told by the player to WEEK five months ago, prior to his concentration with the Colombian National Team in the U-17 World Cup, in which the Tricolor was runner-up, after losing by the slightest difference against Spain in the final.
“It was very complex. I lived it in quarantine, thank God, because at that moment everything was stopped in football and I was able to recover. I had a mass in the ovary, they removed it. It was a process of examinations, controls and clinic. Cali behaved excellently and more so at that time. I am very grateful to them. Thinking that one day you are at home and the next day in a clinic or thinking that you are not going to play high-performance soccer again was hard. But God has me for beautiful things and today I am ready for a World Cup in India “he said in conversation with WEEK.