The Royal Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] defended its choice to make Barcelona gamers gather their very own medals on the facet of the pitch after successful the Women’s Super Cup on Sunday.
Barca beat Real Sociedad 3-0 to win the competitors for the second yr operating, with captain Marta Torrejon lifting the trophy on her personal within the stands after the sport.
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Meanwhile, Barca’s gamers helped themselves to medals from a field arrange on the sideline, with the RFEF dealing with criticism on social media for not arranging a extra becoming ceremony.
“In accordance with the RFEF’s award protocols — and taking into account the high number of institutional representation and the infrastructure for access to the stands — the protocol department decided to activate the award ceremony in the same way that it is carried out in the Copa del Rey,” the RFEF mentioned in an announcement.
“That is the delivery of the trophy to the captain of the winning team [in the stand] and delivery of the medals to the winning team on the pitch or in the dressing room. This is the same ceremony that took place in the last edition of the Women’s Super Cup in 2022.”
Real Betis males’s workforce captain Joaquin lifted the trophy within the stands on the Copa del Rey ultimate final season, with membership employees distributing the medals to the gamers on the Estadio Cartuja.
However, a distinct course of was adopted on the Copa de la Reina ultimate final May, when all Barca’s gamers went into the stands and had been awarded their medals earlier than the trophy raise after beating Huelva.
That is a extra widespread scene in finals, though there isn’t any common method for presenting trophies and medals.
Two objectives from Aitana Bonmati and a late Asisat Oshoala header eased Barca previous Real Sociedad on the Estadio Romano in Merida on Sunday as they claimed their first trophy of the season.
Barca are actually unbeaten in 58 video games in home competitions and will make it 50 wins in a row in Liga F with a victory in opposition to Levante Las Planas on Wednesday.
However, they face being thrown out of the Copa de la Reina for fielding an ineligible participant of their 9-0 win over Osasuna within the final 16. A call on their destiny is anticipated this week.