Rasheedat Ajibade Shines as Atletico Madrid Thrash Real Betis 5-1

Nigerian midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade shines for Atletico Madrid with a goal and an assist in their 5-1 victory over Real Betis, cementing her status as a key player in their pursuit of the Primera División Femenina title.

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Rasheedat Ajibade Shines as Atletico Madrid Thrash Real Betis 5-1

Rasheedat Ajibade Shines as Atletico Madrid Thrash Real Betis 5-1

Rasheedat Ajibade delivered a standout performance, scoring one goal and providing an assist, to lead Atletico Madrid Women to a convincing 5-1 victory over Real Betis Balompie in the Primera División Femenina on Saturday.

The Nigerian midfielder played a key role in Atletico's dominant display, earning her the Player of the Match award.

Ajibade created the opening goal in the 25th minute, crossing for Ludmila da Silva to score. Just seven minutes later, the 24-year-old made it 2-0 with a well-taken goal of her own. Atletico Madrid went on to score three more goals through Estefania Romina Banini Ruiz, Sheila Guijarro, and Lucia Moral, while Real Betis managed a consolation strike.

Why this matters: Ajibade's impressive performance highlights her growing influence and importance to Atletico Madrid's success this season. As the joint second-highest goalscorer for the team, her consistent contributions have been vital in their pursuit of silverware in the Primera División Femenina.

This latest display comes on the back of Ajibade being named Atletico Madrid's Player of the Month for March, marking the second consecutive month she has received the honor. The Super Falcons captain has now scored six goals and provided five assists, totaling 11 goal contributions in 24 league games this season.

Atletico Madrid head coach Oscar Fernandez praised Ajibade's performance, stating, "Rasheedat has been exceptional for us this season. Her work rate, skill, and ability to create and score goals have been invaluable to the team. She thoroughly deserves the Player of the Match award today."

With this victory, Atletico Madrid maintains their position near the top of the Primera División Femenina table as they continue their quest for the league title. Ajibade's standout performance against Real Betis Balompie not only secured three crucial points for her team but also further solidified her status as one of the league's most influential players this season.

Key Takeaways

  • Rasheedat Ajibade scored 1 goal, assisted 1 in Atletico Madrid's 5-1 win over Real Betis.
  • Ajibade named Atletico Madrid's Player of the Match and Player of the Month for March.
  • Ajibade has 6 goals, 5 assists in 24 league games this season for Atletico.
  • Atletico coach praised Ajibade's exceptional performance, work rate, and goal-scoring ability.
  • Ajibade's standout display helped Atletico maintain their position near the top of the league.