FC Barcelona women's footballers win every game for almost a whole year. They are the best team in the world. But already in the semi-finals of the Champions League they showed nerves in Wolfsburg, in the final they lost completely surprisingly against Olympique Lyon.
The footballers of FC Barcelona surprisingly lost the Champions League final against Olympique Lyon. Last year's winner suffered a 1:3 (0:3) defeat against the great French team, who, as record winners in the premier class, expanded their collection to eight titles.
In the Juventus Stadium, Amandine Henry shocked the favorites with a dream goal from almost 30 meters (6th minute), former Potsdam player Ada Hegerberg from Norway (23rd) and Catarina Macario (33rd) with their goals. Only world footballer Alexia Putellas (41st) scored for the Barça women.
Coach Sonia Bompastor's team, which had to do without DFB playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan (torn cruciate ligament), shone in the early stages and brilliantly defended their lead. Lyon professional Ellie Carpenter had to be carried off the pitch early with a knee injury.
Patricia Guijarro almost surprised Barcelona goalkeeper Christiane Endler with a chip from 45 meters out after the break, but the ball hit the bar (59'). The defending champion rarely got to his usual short passing game, seemed at a loss and ended up standing on the pitch completely bewildered.
Barcelona prevailed against VfL Wolfsburg in the semi-finals after a 5-1 and 0-2. In the first leg there was a world record crowd of 91,648 spectators at Camp Nou. The defeat in Wolfsburg was just the first defeat of the season for Barcelona. The team with world soccer player Alexia Putellas is currently the strongest team in the world. In the Spanish championship, the club won the title unbeaten, with a goal difference of 159:11. But it wasn't enough against Lyon.