Barcelona seek revenge on Lyon in quest for European dominance in Women's Champions League final

Barcelona seek revenge on Lyon in quest for European dominance in Women's Champions League final

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However Lyon's run of five consecutive Champions League wins was finally broken by Barcelona in 2021, as the Catalans beat Chelsea to claim their first win.

Playing attractive, attacking football and boasting stars including Putellas and Jeni Hermoso, Barcelona benefited from thousands of travelling supporters and the club's illustrious name.

On the road to the final the following year Barcelona set two world record attendances for women's football, packing the Camp Nou with over 90,000 fans for matches against Real Madrid and Wolfsburg.

They were labelled by many as favourites when they took on Lyon in the 2022 final, leaving the French side upset leading into the game.

“Women's football was played here before Barcelona, ​​and it has been played here for many years,” Hegerberg said.

Lyon started quickly in Turin and took the lead through Amandine Henry's long-range rocket, before goals from Hegerberg and Catarina Macario gave the French side a three-goal lead after 33 minutes.

It was a familiar feeling for Barcelona, ​​hounded by Lyon's high pressing and physicality, and although Putellas staged a comeback, they fell behind once again in a 3-1 defeat.

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