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Kenni Thompson handed Santa Teresa debut in defeat by Madrid

On the ball: Kenni Thompson made her Santa Teresa debut against Madrid on Sunday

Kenni Thompson made her Santa Teresa debut but could not prevent her new club from going down to a 4-0 defeat way to mid-table Madrid on Sunday.

The 20-year-old, who joined the club last week, having left divisional rivals Deportivo La Coruña at the end of last year, was introduced as a substitute at the interval of the of the Spanish women’s first division match at the Matapiñonera Stadium.

Having held their own for the opening 30 minutes, Santa Teresa went behind in the 32nd minute through an own goal by Maria Neira Calama, who inadvertently deflected a shot past helpless goalkeeper Yolanda Aguirre.

Madrid, not to be mistaken for the more illustrious Real Madrid, who are second in the table, continued to pour forward and doubled their tally seven minutes later when Geyse Ferreira reacted quickest to a saved effort to fire the rebound home.

Thompson entered the fray at the start of the second half, but it was the home side who grabbed another goal in the 69th minute, courtesy of defender Monica Hickman Álves, before Estela Fernández Pablos added a fourth from the spot with five minutes remaining to wrap up proceedings.

A sixth straight defeat leaves Santa Teresa third from bottom in sixteenth position, with Madrid eighth.

Thompson and her new club will be aiming to bounce back at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

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Published January 19, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated January 18, 2021 at 8:44 pm)

Kenni Thompson handed Santa Teresa debut in defeat by Madrid

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