FC Barcelona put an end to past disappointments with a resounding win in the Women’s Champions League

(CNN) — He Barcelona overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Wolfsburg 3-2 in a dramatic World Cup final Women’s Champions League and chase away last year’s disappointment.

The only blot on Barcelona’s winning record in recent seasons was last year’s Champions League final, which they succumbed to in a 3-1 defeat to Lyon, despite hovering around the records and then walking away. becoming the first football club to win 50 consecutive league games.

Saturday’s final against Wolfsburg in Eindhoven, Netherlands was a chance at redemption, but trailing 2-0 at half-time, it looked like Barcelona would have to wait at least another year to secure a second Champions League trophy.

Wolfsburg took the lead after three minutes when Ewa Pajor stole the ball from Barcelona defender Lucy Bronze and found the back of the net with a powerful strike for his ninth Champions League goal, the most in the tournament this season.

Barcelona had chances: Irene Paredes’ header flew inches from the post and Caroline Graham Hansen couldn’t find the back of the net when she latched onto Leon’s cross, but it was Wolfsburg who scored and doubled their lead . .

Legendary striker Alexandra Popp timed her run to perfection when she headed into the box from Pajor’s pass to equal a record fourth goal in the Women’s Champions League finals.

Paralluelo almost scored for Barcelona just before the break, but Merle Frohms saved with courage and brilliance.

Yet it was a taste of Barcelona’s ruthless brilliance as they equalized through two goals from Patri Guijarro in quick succession just five minutes after the break to the delight of the Barcelona fans in the crowd.

Players celebrate with the champions trophy. Credit: Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images/Getty Images

“We made it difficult for ourselves in the first half even though we created a lot of chances,” Bronze told Dazn afterwards.

“We knew we had enough quality to return to any match. I don’t think we’ve ever cared about scoring three goals, which is crazy, but that’s the talent of this team.”

The match continued at a frantic pace, but it was Barcelona who emerged victorious when Fridolina Rolfö scored the decisive goal in the 70th minute after the Wolfsburg defense made a series of errors in trying to clear the ball.

The victory sealed Barcelona’s status as the dominant team in European women’s club football, as they clinched their second Champions League title in three years, joining an elite group of just six other teams to lift the trophy most. than once.

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