Harambee Starlets’ Cynthia Shilwatso will hope she can make an appearance in the final of the Copa de la Reina after her side EDF Logrono beat Athletic Club on post-match penalties in the semifinals.


Both teams couldn’t be separated in normal time of 120 minutes with the game forced to go to penalties in a match played at the Estadio Nuevo on Wednesday night.


Logrono had Mexican keeper Pamela Tajonar to thank as she saved two penalties from Athletic captain Marta Unzue and Maria Diaz before another miss from Maria Diaz ensured that the hosts emerged 3-1 winners in the penalty shootout.


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EDF will now face either Barcelona, home of Nigerian Asisat Oshoala or Sevilla with both teams battling in another semi-final on Thursday night.

Silwatso (right) runs to join her teammates in celebration after making it to the finals.


In the competition, Logrono started with a 2-0 win over Espanyol in February this year before beating Real Betis in the next round. The games were then suspended due to COVID with the game against Athletic Club being their second competitive game since football returned across Europe.


Copa de la Reina (is an annual cup competition for Spanish women’s association football teams organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation with the first edition taking place in 1983.


Shilwatso didn’t feature in the game despite having come from the bench for her debut in their last week loss to Levante in the league.


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