Heroic comeback win keeps Femenino's run going

Heroic comeback win keeps Femenino's run going
  • Second-half goals from Ayano, Adriana and María Ruiz helped to seal victory against Alhama

It was a happy return to Rincón de la Victoria for Malaga's women's team on Saturday as they put together back-to-back victories after an impressive comeback win against Alhama.

The rain was the biggest factor in the first half, with neither side able to enjoy any meaningful possession with the elements against them.

The conditions, however, did help the visitors to take an unexpected lead just before half time. Forward Helena Torres saw her first effort saved by Noelia Gil, but the keeper was unable to hold on to the effort and Torres converted the rebound.

Just two minutes after the restart and it was 2-0. Again Noelia couldn't hold on to the cross from the right and Marina Martí had an easy task to double her side's lead.

From that moment, the visitors started to relax. Despite a flurry of attacking play, it seemed the breakthrough would never come. In fact, it was just at this moment that Malaga got a goal back.

After a double save from Mireya seemed to get Alhama off the hook, Ayano scored from the resulting corner to give her side hope.

Just four minutes later, captain Adriana was presented with a chance from the penalty spot after the keeper received a yellow card for a bad foul on Cintia inside the area. She duly converted and suddenly Malaga had a chance to win the game.

With the clock ticking down, the rain returned and suddenly all the attacking play that was missing in the first half arrived at once.

It wasn't until stoppage time, however, that Malaga found the winner; María Ruiz headed home Adriana's free-kick to seal all three points and consolidate fifth place for her side.