UWCL: Five-goal Barcelona break women’s world crowd record again

Aitana Bonmati celebrates an early goal for Barcelona against Wolfsburg
Barcelona’s Aitana Bonmati celebrates scoring the opening goal against VfL Wolfsburg. (Photo: LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona beat Wolfsburg 5-1 in the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg, watched by a record crowd of 91,648 at Camp Nou.

Barcelona made a flying start as Aitana Bonmsti was first to ball over the top, beating the Almuth Schult in little over two minutes. Caroline Graham Hansen then cut inside to fire home Barca’s second inside a dozen minutes.

Wolfsburg so nearly hit back quickly but Svenja Huth was denied by Paredes and then Sandra Paños saved the follow-up shot.

Marta Torrejon cut the ball back for Jenni Hermoso to net the third and the tie was almost over by half time as Alexia Paredes made it 4-0 after initially hitting the post.

Barca’s Ana-Maria Crnogorčević had VAR deny her a goal but allow a Jill Roord effort from Tabea Wassmuth’s pass, as the visitors got one back.

Barcelona Women celebrate at Camp Nou
Barcelona players celebrating the second goal at Camp Nou. (Rafa Huerta/Sports Press Photo

Clàudia Pina had a shot tipped onto the bar by Schult, who then twice thwarted Asisat Oshoala but was beaten by a Putellas penalty conceded by Dominique Janssen.

The return match in Germany is on Saturday 30 April at 5pm, while Lyon and PSG play their first leg on Sunday 24 April at 4pm, both kick-offs are in UK time and the games are live on DAZN / DAZN YouTube.

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