Barcelona Femeni blew away Chelsea Women in an incredible opening first half of the Women's Champions League final on Sunday night, with one goal coming straight from the Barca way.
Emma Hayes' Chelsea were hoping to wrap up an impressive treble on Sunday night, when they faced Barcelona Women in Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg.
After winning the Women's Super League and League Cup, the Blues were hoping to become only the second British side to be named European champions after Arsenal's triumph in 2007.
Things started badly for the west London side and they were 1-0 down inside 30 seconds, and Barcelona didn't let up from there.
The Catalan giants went 2-0 up in the 14th minute, from the penalty spot, and made it 3-0 on 20 minutes, through Aitana Bonmati.
Whilst the Spain midfielder finished off the move, it was the passing in the build up that really caught the eye, with the kind of stuff you'd expect to come from La Maisa.
Incredible football :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/HnWL1jEetI- Collins:flag_ng: (@1stColIins) May 16, 2021
What. A. Start! :fire:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 16, 2021
Excellent through ball from Hermoso to find Bonmati :clap: who finds the back of the net!
Barcelona are on fire in the first half :punch:#UWCLfinal Live on Youtube & BT Sport 2 HD :computer:/:tv: pic.twitter.com/iw7cxRQbud
Chelsea's defence really couldn't do much about the goal as the movement and passing from the Barca women was just too good.
It was almost like watching Pep Guardiola's Barca pass it around Manchester United 10 years before in their own Champions League success.
After that goal of pure class, Barca added a fourth in the 36th minute and the game was well done by then, with no additional scoring in the second half.
It was a tough loss to take for Hayes and her team but the Spanish side have been all but unstoppable this season.
Luis Cortes' side have won every league game and had one loss and one draw to Manchester City and PSG in the Champions League respectively, but won both ties.
A difficult loss for Chelsea :pensive:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 16, 2021
Emma Hayes gutted not to make a game of it in the end :sleepy:
"The second best team in Europe, a step in the right direction."
It's been a very different story for the men's side, despite winning the Copa del Rey this season, as they've thrown away the chance to recapture the league.
Their loss at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday night was the third game in-a-row that Ronald Koeman's side had failed to win, and fourth in five, and officially ended their title race, with only Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid left in it for the final day of the season.
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