The Spanish Primera Iberdrola side, Real Madrid has eliminated English FA Women’s Super League (WSL) side, Manchester City from the 2021/2022 UEFA Women’s Champions League after stunning Gareth Taylor’s side 0-1 at the Academy Stadium, Manchester.
Founded as the independent Club Deportivo TACÓN in 2014, the club later underwent a merger and acquisition process with Real Madrid beginning in 2019 and was officially rebranded as Real Madrid’s women’s football section in 2020.
With the full support of their club chairman, Florentino Perez, the 14-month-old team has now qualifed for the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage for the first time after beating Manchester City who have made five times appearances at the competition.
The Las Blancas had earlier played out a 1-1 draw in Spain with the English side and had slim hope heading to the return leg in Manchester, but power changed hands from last season’s quarter-finalists (Manchester City).
The white shirt took the lead in the 44th minute through Claudia Zornoza Sanchez’s goal.
Gareth Taylor’s side tried to equalise but to no avail as the Real Madrid defence held on for a historic qualification for the group stage, qualifying on a 1-2 aggregate.