Alexia Putellas starts for Barcelona in first game of the season

Alexia Putellas celebrates a goal with her teammates
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Barcelona Femeni played their first league game of the season against Madrid CFF earlier today. The match ended with a scoreline of 2-0 in favor of Barcelona. Barcelona’s captain, Alexia Putellas, was named in the starting lineup for the first time since her return from injury.

The two-time Ballon d’Or winner faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an ACL injury that saw her miss football action for almost 10 months. The midfielder had been slowly eased back into action since her return and was handed a start for the first time since her return from injury.

Putellas was deployed as a forward in the match against Madrid CFF, and she came close to opening her account for the season but was denied by good defending from the opposition. The World Cup winner was unable to get her name on the scoresheet, however, she had seven shots on goal and played the full 90 minutes.

While the captain is still missing that spark, she’s gradually easing her way back to full fitness and match readiness. 

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