Barcelona’s dreams of ending Lyon’s grip on the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy were blown away in Budapest, as Ada Hegeberg hit a hat-trick in 16 first-half minutes. It was their record sixth European title, while captain Wendie Renard made a competition record 82nd appearance.
Dzsenifer Marozsán got the ball rolling for the holders as early as 5 minutes into the game, Shanice van de Sanden having raced down the wing to deliver the cross.
Norwegian 2018 Ballon D’Or winner Hegerberg began her goal spree in the 14th minute with a goal similar to the team’s opener, using the pace and delivery of Van de Sanden, not to mention a fine ball forward by Lucy Bronze.
By the half hour mark Lyon were 4-0 up and Hegerberg had her treble as Amel Majri raced down the left and played the ball across for Hegerberg to finish inside the near post.
Former Arsenal forward and Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala came off the bench to give the Barca fans something to cheer in a late consolation goal to make it 4-1.