Barcelona needed only 36 minutes of the first half to score 4 goals and win their first Women’s Champions League match against Chelsea.
By dragging the game, Chelsea scored an own goal by Melanie Leupolz, following up with a penalty by Alexia Putellas by making the score 2-0.
Although Chelsea seemed stronger in the second-half of the game, it seemed like there was no hope for them anymore.
Barcelona marked the greatest winning moment in a women’s final by becoming the first club to win both the women’s as well as the men’s Champions League.
Apart from this, Chelsea also had their history moment in this match by becoming the first English club to have reached the finals after Arsenal won the Champions League back in 2007. This was also Chelsea’s first Champion’s League final. But, once things took a bad turn from Barcelona, the Blues were left hopeless.
The first part of the game included an attack by Lieke Martens, following up with Fran Kirby’s attempt at clearing off the goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger.
On Chelsea’s side, Pernille Harder lost a great chance to score by shooting over when unmarked from Jess Carter’s cross. Moreover, they were penalized when Jennifer Hermoso was caught by Leupolz dragging the game.
On the second half of the game, Chelsea seemed to be more spirited, however, they failed at making any goals or changes throughout the entire game.
For Chelsea, this was a match which was a huge step for their club since they ended up on the second place, considering the fact that they had not been qualified last year, while also ending up on the semi-final stage previously.