Barcelona victorious as Malaga plays host to Queen's Cup Final

The Barça players celebrate Bonmatí's goal which made it 2-0.
The Barça players celebrate Bonmatí's goal which made it 2-0. / Ñito Salas
  • The Catalan side ran out 3-0 winners against Logroño in the first women's football game to be held at La Rosaleda

La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga was the venue on Saturday evening as Barcelona Women secured their seventh Copa de la Reina title with a 3-0 win over Logroño. This was the first time that the competition, the most prestigious cup in Spanish women's football, held its showcase event in Malaga.

The game, which had originally been scheduled to take place in May 2020, marked the end of the 2019-2020 edition of the tournament which was disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. Barcelona came into the game against the side from La Rioja as strong favourites and reaffirmed their position as the best team in the country with a comfortable win.

The Catalans took the lead in the 42nd minute through a penalty from Alexia Putellas and doubled their advantage just two minutes later with a goal from Aitana Bonmatí. Into the second half, Jennifer Hermoso wrapped up the victory with a strike just after the hour mark. The result sees Barcelona complete a domestic double, having also won the Spanish league for the 2019-2020 season.

Ahead of the trophy presentation, the Spanish football association (RFEF) took time to reflect on the challenges faced by so many in the past year with a tribute to Malaga-based nurse Cristina García. During March of 2020, she developed a serious case of coronavirus while pregnant and spent eight days in a coma after contracting pneumonia. Her condition meant that her daughter, Daniela, had to be delivered three months early to have any chance of saving her life. On Saturday, Cristina, her husband and Daniela were present in La Rosaleda and the medical worker also had the task of presenting the trophy to Barcelona captain Vicky Losada.