Barcelona put on a brilliant display to beat Chelsea 4-0 to win the Women’s Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history on Sunday.
Coming into the game full of confidence after winning the Women’s Super League title last week, Chelsea was on the back foot from the very beginning as Barca’s rapid passing and possession-based game proved too much for the Londoners.
Barcelona got off to the best possible start when Lieke Martens hit the crossbar and Fran Kirby’s attempted clearance bounced off Chelsea midfielder Melanie Leupolz before spinning into the net in the opening minute.
Chelsea struggled to deal with Barca’s punishing press and it went 2-0 behind in the 14th minute when Leupolz was penalised for fouling Jennifer Hermoso in the box, and Alexia Putellas made no mistake from the spot.
Chelsea did its best to get forward, but it found its path blocked by a…