Chelsea out of Europe despite draw with Barcelona

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Caroline Graham Hansen scored both goals for Barcelona in the two-legged tie

Chelsea have been knocked out of the Women’s Champions League by Barcelona despite an impressive draw at the Nou Camp in the second leg of their semi-final tie.

Emma Hayes’ side, thrashed by Barca in the final two years ago, knew they had to score in Spain to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit.

Facing a side who had won their last 19 home games in Europe, Chelsea’s task became harder when Caroline Graham Hansen slotted in the opener after a devastating counter-attack in the 63rd minute.

But the Blues responded four minutes later – while the majority of the more than 70,000 fans inside Nou Camp were still celebrating – when Guro Reiten coolly struck home after Sam Kerr’s smart run in behind.

Chelsea pushed for the winner as they still trailed on aggregate but it never came as Barcelona confirmed their place in the final for a third successive year.

It ends Chelsea’s pursuit of a Treble but they remain firmly in the Women’s Super League title race and will compete with Manchester United for the Women’s FA Cup.

More to follow.


Barcelona Femenino

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Paños
  • 8TorrejónSubstituted forCrnogorcevicat 73′minutes
  • 2Paredes
  • 4León Cebrián
  • 16Rolfö
  • 14BonmatíSubstituted forda Silva Ferreiraat 84′minutes
  • 21WalshSubstituted forEngenat 60′minutes
  • 12Guijarro Gutiérrez
  • 10Hansen
  • 20OshoalaSubstituted forParallueloat 60′minutes
  • 9Caldentey Oliver


  • 3Codina
  • 5Fernández Velasco
  • 6Pina
  • 7Crnogorcevic
  • 11Putellas
  • 13Coll Lluch
  • 17Paralluelo
  • 18da Silva Ferreira
  • 19Vilamala
  • 22Rábano
  • 23Engen
  • 30López Serrano

Chelsea Women

Formation 5-3-2

  • 30Berger
  • 15PérissetSubstituted forRytting Kanerydat 82′minutes
  • 7Carter
  • 18Mjelde
  • 16Eriksson
  • 21Charles
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forHarderat 76′minutes
  • 8Leupolz
  • 22CuthbertBooked at 90mins
  • 20Kerr
  • 11ReitenBooked at 18minsSubstituted forJamesat 76′minutes


  • 1Musovic
  • 5Ingle
  • 10James
  • 19Rytting Kaneryd
  • 23Harder
  • 27Abdullina
  • 28Cankovic
  • 32Orman

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