#UWCL: Barcelona are European women’s champions for the first time

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Players of Barcelona celebrate during the UWCL Final. (Photo: Michael Erichsen via Imago)

Barcelona beat Chelsea 4-0 in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final in Gothenburg after a devastating first-half performance.

Chelsea suffered a blow after only 33 seconds, a deflected effort looping in after Caroline Graham Hansen had struck the crossbar.

Pernille Harder had a couple of good chances to equalise but the Blues conceded a penalty on 12 minutes and Alexia Putellas put it away comfortably.

The game was disappearing for Chelsea with only 20 minutes played, some sharp passing and movement leading to Aitana Bonmati tucking away the third goal.

A great run by Lieke Martens to the byline and cross presented the fourth goal on a plate for Hansen.

Chelsea came out fighting after the interval and although they could not find a reply, restored some pride with a goalless second half.

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