'The Spanish league isn't sh*t, Barcelona are just really good' - Women's Champions League triumph proved people wrong, says Caroline Graham Hansen
The Norway international nearly quit football three years ago, but was crowned a champion of Europe on Sunday as Barca beat Chelsea 4-0 A dream come true.That’s how Barcelona winger Caroline Graham Hansen describes winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time, a title that has eluded her for many years, but one she could finally hold in her hands on Sunday.
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Melanie Leupolz's own goal, as well as efforts from Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen inside 36 minutes, sealed Barcelona's first European title; Emma Hayes said: "All the girls were very quick to tell [Roman Abramovich] that we'll be back here" 0:20 The Chelsea players have vowed to Roman Abramovich that they will return to the Champions League final in the future, coach Emma Hayes has said.
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes admitted her side were naive in their 4-0 Women’s Champions League final defeat against Barcelona.Chelsea's bid to win the competition for the first time was over by half-time following a ruthless first-half performance by their Spanish opponents.Melanie Leupolz put through her own net after just 33 seconds in Gothenburg before Alexia Putellas doubled her side’s advantage from the penalty spot 14 minutes later.
Barcelona Femeni secured their maiden UEFA Women's Champions League title last Sunday evening.The Spanish side played Chelsea off the park in Gothenburg, winning the game 4-0 thanks to an own goal from Melanie Leupolz and strikes from Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen.
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Match report as Melanie Leupolz scores an own goal inside 33 seconds, before giving away a penalty soon after; Alexia Putellas scores from the spot; Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen both score from close range to secure Barcelona their first Women's Champions League title A ruthless first-half performance saw Barcelona Femeni demolish Chelsea Women 4-0 to lift their first Women's Champions League trophy.
Melanie Leupolz's own goal after 33 seconds saw Barcelona ahead in the Women's Champions League final, and Chelsea never recovered; Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen also scored inside 36 minutes in Gothenburg to seal Barcelona's first European title 0:55 Emma Hayes says Chelsea Women's Champions League final loss against Barcelona Femeni was "over before it began" and despite some inexperience, the players will learn from the defeat.
Barcelona are the first Spanish team to win Europe's top club competition, which had been dominated by seven-time champions Lyon.Chelsea have lost the Women's Champions League final after they were beaten 4-0 by Barcelona.The Spanish side went ahead after just 33 seconds when Melanie Leupolz scored an own goal - a clearance ricocheted off the Blues midfielder and into the net.
Chelsea boss Hayes has spoken about the Blues' fans who she "loves and misses" following her side's 4-0 Women's Champions League defeat to Spanish giants Barcelona Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has told fans her team gave the Women's Champions League final "everything" in their 4-0 defeat to Barcelona.
Emma Hayes has expressed pride with the way her Chelsea side battled on in the 4-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League final.Chelsea, who arrived in Gothenburg on the back of a Women’s Super League title win, were left shell shocked by a Barcelona barrage in the first half.
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Chelsea suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Women's Champions League final.An early own goal from Melanie Leupolz put Barcelona ahead, with Alexia Putellas later scoring a penalty.Aitiana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen were also on target as Barcelona prevailed.Sportsmail's Kathryn Batte assesses the best and worst performers.
Barcelona have won their first Women’s Champions League title with an astonishing 4-0 win over Chelsea in Gothenburg, Sweden.In a match that seemed impossible to call on paper, the Spanish side ran riot in Gothenburg as goals from Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmatí, Caroline Graham Hansen and an own goal from Melanie Leupolz humbled a shell shocked Chelsea side.
Barcelona have won the Women’s Champions League after subjecting Chelsea to a brutal blitz of four first-half goals from which Emma Hayes’ side could never recover.The English champions entered the biggest game in their history on a high but found themselves behind inside a minute when an attempted clearance by Fran Kirby ricocheted into the net off Melanie Leupolz, and Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmatí and Caroline Hansen all struck before the interval to put Barça out of sight.
The 26-year-old becomes the first African to win the European club competition as the Blaugranes strolled past the Blues Asisat Oshoala has become the first Nigerian as well as the first African to win the Uefa Women’s Champions League. The 26-year-old striker was introduced in the 71st minute as Barcelona defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final of the 2020-21 edition.
Former Real Madrid and Nigeria star Mutiu Adepoju alongside several Africans have taken to social media to celebrate Asisat Oshoala after her Women’s Champions League triumph with Barcelona.A commanding first-half saw the Spaniards demolish Chelsea 4-0 in Gothenburg’s Gamla Ullevi with Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen finding the net.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Barcelona stormed to its first Women's Champions League title by scoring after just 32 seconds and outclassing Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday.In a ruthless offensive display, Barcelona's attackers sliced through Chelsea's defense to build a 4-0 first-half lead, beginning with an own-goal less than a minute into the final.