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Barcelona thrashes Chelsea to win first Women’s Champions League

After taking the lead contained in the first minute of the sport in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Melanie Leupolz’s personal aim, Barcelona by no means regarded again and had all however wrapped up the title by halftime with additional objectives from Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen.

Having trailed by 4 objectives in its first remaining two years in the past — occurring to lose 4-1 to Lyon — Barcelona cruised by the second half to wrap up the most important profitable margin in a remaining for the reason that Women’s Champions League period started.

The outcome additionally ended Lyon’s reign of dominance within the competitors, the French aspect having been knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain within the quarterfinals after profitable 5 consecutive titles between 2016 and 2020.

Barcelona received off to a flying begin when Lieke Martens rattled a shot off the crossbar inside 30 seconds, after which an tried clearance from Fran Kirby ricocheted off Leupolz and looped into the Chelsea web.

Putellas then doubled the Spanish aspect’s lead from the penalty spot after Jenni Hermoso had been clipped by Leupolz within the Chelsea field, and received a 3rd after 20 minutes when Bonmati slotted previous Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger after slick buildup play.

Graham Hansen then added a fourth after 36 minutes when she tapped in Martens’ cross from a storming run down the wing.

Chelsea did have probabilities all through the sport, with a number of falling to Pernille Harder, however finally had an excessive amount of floor to make up within the second half.

The focus for Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes’ aspect will now flip to making an attempt to seize one other home trophy because it bids to add FA Cup success to Women’s Super League and League Cup titles.

“It’s clearly disappointing. We did not have the beginning to the sport that we needed and I believe in a lot of these video games in opposition to these opponents, you may’t concede sloppy objectives. … They had 4 probabilities within the first half and put 4 probabilities at the back of the web,” Chelsea defender Millie Bright informed BT Sport.

Having wrapped up the Spanish league title with eight video games to spare, Barcelona can now rejoice European success, turning into the first membership whose males’s and girls’s sides have each gained the Champions League.

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