Barcelona routs Chelsea 4-0 to win WCL final for 1st time

Barcelona's slow start two years ago doomed its European dream so this time it came out firing against Chelsea, scoring after just 32 seconds en route to a 4-0 victory and its first Women’s Champions League title. Barça is the first team from Spain to win Europe’s top club competition, which had been dominated recently by seven-time champions Lyon. 

In its only other appearance in the final, Barcelona lost 4-1 to Lyon in 2019 after conceding a goal after five minutes and falling behind 4-0 before halftime in Budapest.  ''The idea is to keep dominating European football,” Barcelona coach Lluis Cortes said. ''Winning this game is part of the journey and losing in Budapest was part of it, too.

'' Making its first appearance in the final, Chelsea was under pressure immediately and went down 1-0 when a clearance ricocheted off Chelsea midfielder Melanie Leupolz and over goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger into the net.