Barcelona outplay Chelsea to win maiden Women's Champions League title

Barca defeated Chelsea in the final by 4-0 at Gothenburg to lift the trophy.

Umang SinghAuthor

Updated - 17 May 2021 04:58 PM

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Barcelona overwhelmed Chelsea 4-0 in the final of UEFA Women's Champions League final at Gamla Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg. The Spanish giants thus became the first club to win both men and women UEFA Champions Leagues.

Coming into this game after winning the Women's Super League, Chelsea got off to the worst possible start as Lieke Martens' hit on the crossbar was not cleared by Fran Kirby properly, which went spinning into the net from Leupolz as own goal. In the 3rd minute only, the Blues had the chance to level the score with a beautiful delivery into the box by Carter, which missed Harder's shooting boots. Barca continued the attack, and won a controversial penalty in the 14th minute of the game, which was hit past the Chelsea goalkeeper Berger by Putellas.

Seven minutes later, Aitana Bonmati made it 3-0, finishing off a brilliant passing motion from a Barca throw-in with a clear left-foot finish, causing an emergency assembly of Chelsea players on the edge of their box as the Catalans celebrated.

Barca, who hold a 100% win record in La Liga this season, looked in no mood to spare Chelsea. In the 36th minute, they killed the game with a fascinating tap-in goal from Graham Hansen that made it 4-0.

Chelsea began to regain their composure after the break, primarily due to the introduction of Guro Reiten. Despite having a better second-half showing than their rivals, Chelsea's deficit proved to be too great for them to overcome. The disappointing loss also ended Chelsea's quadruple run this season.

After the match, Barca manager Lluís Cortés said, "This is our first Champions League title and I don't know what to say to be honest. We don't believe that."

"It's the result of our constant work and dedication to achieve this. When I joined I promised we could achieve this and here we are," he added.


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