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Atleti on course for the title

With ten games left to play, Atlético Madrid Féminas are bearing down on their first league title since 1990. 

Atletico Madrid Femenino before their match against Athletic Bilbao at the Calderon earlier this season.

The women’s team of Atlético Madrid has yet to receive ALL the love it deserves here on Into the Calderón, especially since their league form is far better than their male counterparts. Twenty games into the season and yet to lose a game, ATM Féminas are on course to win the title as invincibles, an incredible achievement. The last time ATMF won the title was in 1990, the only title the club has won in the women’s Primera.

Sonia Bermúdez has scored 21 goals so far this season, leading the way as top goal scorer in the division, which would be her fifth, and the first for Atleti since joining from FC Barcelona. The 32-year-old has been extraordinarily prolific in her long career in the Primera, consistently scoring 20 goals or more a season.

After the Copa de la Reina triumph in June 2016, to follow that up with a league title win - potentially unbeaten throughout - would be a breathtaking achievement for Atleti. However, they must hold off Barcelona in order to achieve the title, with the Catalans just four points behind. However, Atleti won 2-1 earlier this season at the Calderón and will look to do the same in the away match.

Should Atleti Femenino win the league title, it could potentially be the only piece of senior silverware won by the club this season, and should be celebrated as such. Keep an eye on the Twitter account of the women’s branch of Atleti in their quest for the league title, and we’ll have more updates to come as the season winds down.