Santa Fe and Atlético de Madrid Femenino will face each other in Madrid on Thursday 1 February.
2017 Champions of the Colombian Liga Águila Femenina, Santa Fe, will take on the current Spanish Liga Iberdrola Champions, Atlético de Madrid Femenino, next month!
The exciting international club friendly will see two Champions go head to head at the Polideportivo de Alcorcón in Madrid on Thursday 1 February 2018 at 19:00 (local time).
‘Las Leonas’ arrived in Spain on Saturday 27 January where they began training preparations for their clash against the Spanish Champions.
The fixture is within the framework of the agreement that DIMAYOR and LaLiga signed last season to work together to develop the sport. It will put Independiente Santa Fe, Champion of the 2017 Colombian Women’s League up against Atlético de Madrid Femenino, winners of the Spanish Liga Iberdrola 2016-2017 in what promises to be a thrilling contest.
In the second half of 2018, a rematch between the two sides will be played in Colombia.
In the press conference ahead of the match in Madrid was Víctor Rozo, coach of Santa Fe, and Liana Salazar, player of the Colombian team, Ángel Villacampa, coach of the Atlético de Madrid, and Sonia Bermúdez.
Villacampa said in the presentation the importance of giving visibility to women’s football. “It is a pride to be in this game and show the growth of our sport to everyone,” he said. Atletico de Madrid Femenino player, Sonia Bermúdez, said that “they have a beautiful game and recently they did something very big for women’s football, which was filling a stadium with more than 30,000 people.”
Víctor Rosso, coach of Independiente Santa Fe, thanked Atletico de Madrid Femenino for his hospitality and was proud to play a match against her. “It will be a match that can strengthen women’s football, Atlético is a team with a great level and it will be a great match.” Liana Salazar, captain of the Colombian team, thanked the leagues for the work they are doing for women’s football and pointed out that “we aspire to continue growing.” Playing in Spain is something extraordinary and for us it is a pride to be able to do it against a rival like Atlético of Madrid Femenino.
The game will be broadcast by Fox Sports in Colombia and beIN LaLiga in Spain.
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