Watch: Linda Caicedo gets another goal and assist against Madrid CFF in Liga F
Linda Caicedo was one of the key players in Real Madrid’s comeback win against Madrid CFF in Liga F.
“Real Madrid will make her grow a lot as a footballer”, the words of Leicy Santos about Linda Caicedo that take on more value each time the winger steps onto the pitch at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. This time, she gave the excited fans another display of talent and leadership, grabbing a goal and an assist in a comeback that puts Real Madrid closer to securing second place in the league, after Barcelona won the title three games before the end of the League. The Colombian, after putting in a huge performance, left on 73 minutes to the applause of the fans.
Less than three months ago Linda Caicedo turned 18 and took the huge step to European football. The ex-Deportivo Cali winger maturely took on the challenge of making the leap to an institution such as Real Madrid, even though many thought it would be difficult for such a young player to adapt. However, she instantly showed manager Alberto Toril that she could play a key role and has not disappointed. In 9 games played, Linda has accumulated 554 minutes, 6 starts, 3 goals and 2 assists.
Real Madrid themselves highlighted the performance of the Colombian with a message in which various fans reacted to congratulate her, calling her a ‘diamond’. According to SofaScore, the striker made 3 key passes that contributed to Real Madrid’s ferocious attacking output during the highly entertaining derby match.
The team have three games left before the end of the season, and those 9 points on offer could mean a lot given that they face third placed Levante (who are just 6 points behind) later in the month. Behind Levante sit Atlético Madrid and Madrid Club de Fútbol Femenino; Barcelona, unbeaten and out in front, are focusing on other things.