Barcelona Femeni won the Women’s Champions League for the first time after a brilliant 4-0 win over Chelsea in the final in Gothenberg on Sunday.
Luis Cortes’s side had the win wrapped up after a phenomenal first-half performance that saw the team score four times in the opening 45 minutes.
Barca got off to a superb start with Lieke Martens hitting the crossbar inside 30 seconds and then went ahead seconds later when Kirby’s clearance hit Charles and looped over goalkeeper Berger.
The second goal arrived on 13 minutes from the penalty spot. Jenni Hermoso was fouled in the area by Leupolz and Alexia Putellas calmly sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.
It got even better for Barca seven minutes later when Martens, Hermoso and Putellas combined to tee up Aitana Bonmatí to fire home a superb third goal.
Barca were cruising and added a spectacular fourth before the break. Martens flew down the left, nutmegged Millie Bright and put the ball on a plate for Caroline Graham Hansen to tap home.
The four goals meant the game was all but wrapped up by half-time. Chelsea did improve after the break but did not create too many moments of danger in the Barca penalty area and couldn’t beat Sandro Panos in the Barca goal.
Barca continued to threaten and had the ball in the back of the net again late on through substitute Asisat Oshoala but saw it disallowed for offside.
It didn’t matter though because moments later the final whistle blew and Barca were crowned European champions for the very first time.
Congratulations Barcelona Femeni!!!