It was nearly 30 years old Chelsea women’s football club I worked towards this climax. Then in the finals it was Champions League for women Against the FC Barcelona completed 33 seconds – and the ball was in the English goal for the first time. He was promoted there by a German player: Melanie Leopolis secured an early Barcelona lead with an own goal after Lake Martins hit the crossbar earlier.
After that he went to wait impatiently confrontation In Gothenburg for Leupolz and for Chelsea nothing else. In the end there was a 4: 0 defeat (0: 4), which was decided in the first half. Barcelona won the title for the first time in club history, recently beating Olympique Lyonnais five times in a row.
The most difficult twice failed
After 0-1, Chelsea tried to give a quick answer. Burnell Harder, who last summer for a record fee of 350 thousand euros from VfL Wolfsburg moved to the best English club, initially missing Barcelona’s goal (the third), and then failing in another promising attempt on goalkeeper Sandra Banus (9).
In parallel with the offensive efforts, the English lost all ranking in defensive action. When Jennifer Hermoso broke through the penalty area in the 13th minute, Leopolds knew nothing but what he was doing wrong – Alexia Butelas converted the penalty kick to 2-0.
Alexia also shines as a preparer
Barcelona remained steadfast. Chelsea repeatedly tried to increase the pressure, but the defensive switch after losing the ball was a bit bad. In the 20th minute, Alexia won again, then sent Aitana Bonmati a steep slope, who held her ground firmly and fairly in the duel – and calmly pushed the ball past German Chelsea goalkeeper Anne Catherine Berger into the right corner.
Berger then immediately called a meeting with his folks in front of them, making numerous gestures that Barcelona’s players should be disturbed intensely in the combination game. Did not help.
Martinez does not stop
A quarter of an hour after the 3-0 win, the towering Martens triumphed again, storming the left flank to baseline and laying the ball perfectly – Caroline Graham Hansen just had to stretch her foot 4-0 into the six-yard square. For Leupolz, the prematurely spoiled evening ended shortly thereafter: Chelsea coach Emma Hayes I substituted the first half.
Where the difference was that evening, the seconds appeared before 4: 0. Sandra Banus had gone out of her target with extreme optimism, and Samantha Kerr could have brought Chelsea again, but she missed the empty case with her winch.
The most difficult with no luck graduating
Compared to this great first half, the second round was much less exciting. Presumably, Chelsea had introduced himself in the belief that he could no longer turn this score, was more stable and now duels around his own penalty area.
But in the end, the women of London remained unlucky. Kerr failed immediately after the second half from a promising position, then Harder initially missed a great opportunity to head the ball (60th) and then missed an aerial shot (68th).
Morale was right at Chelsea
The Blues’ attitude remained impressive until the final whistle, and despite the increasingly desperate situation, they began attacking one after another. Barcelona went on to just manage the lead in the last 20 minutes. But that did not change the deserved victory in the first division, which Barcelona players celebrated in the stands just minutes before the final whistle.
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