Nigerian Asisat Oshoala’s membership, Barcelona, turned the primary Spanish facet to win the ladies’s Champions League with a surprising efficiency to thrash Chelsea 4-0 in Gothenburg on Sunday.
The La Liga champions scored all 4 objectives inside 36 minutes as a Melanie Leupolz personal objective, Alexia Putellas’s penalty, and easy finishes from Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen killed the sport as a contest.
Barca have romped to the Spanish title with a 100% report after 26 video games in La Liga, boasting a 123 objective distinction.
Chelsea had been on track for a quadruple, however even the big-spending English champions have been no match for the Catalans’ pace of thought and motion.
The Blues have been rocked after simply 33 seconds when after Lieke Martens’s shot got here again off the crossbar, Fran Kirby’s tried clearance looped into her personal web off the unfortunate Leupolz.
Chelsea had the prospect to hit again instantly as Pernille Tougher, who price a world-record switch charge when she arrived in London from Wolfsburg in September, fired over from shut vary.
Jenni Hermoso pulled one other huge probability large for Barca earlier than Tougher was denied once more by a last-ditch deal with in an end-to-end begin.
However Chelsea have been shell-shocked as soon as Hermoso went down underneath Leupolz’s problem and Putellas confidently slotted residence the spot-kick.
An excellent staff transfer made it 3-0 as Martens fed Hermoso, who drilled a move into the trail of Bonmati and he or she beat Ann-Katrin Berger from shut vary.
Martens was toying with Chelsea right-back Niamh Charles and the Dutch worldwide laid the fourth on a plate for Hansen to faucet into an empty web.
Two years in the past it was Barca who discovered themselves 4-0 down after simply half-hour towards a dominant Lyon facet.
The French giants had received this competitors for the previous 5 seasons, however their reign was ended by Paris Saint-Germain within the quarter-finals, who have been then eradicated by Barcelona within the final 4.
Chelsea might be hoping to point out related resilience to come back again and win the competitors for the primary time as they missed out on turning into the primary English facet to change into European champions since Arsenal in 2007.
Sam Kerr missed a variety of probabilities to drag a objective again for Emma Hayes’s girls within the second half.
However Barca might afford the posh of withdrawing Hansen and Hermoso as they cruised in direction of the title and set a brand new record-winning margin in a girls’s Champions League remaining.