Lucy Bronze recovers from howler to inspire Barcelona to Champions League glory

Lucy Bronze recovers from howler to inspire Barcelona to Champions League glory

On recovering from her mistake, Bronze added: “That is my first sport after the surgical procedure, it’s not likely an excuse however, yeah, the pitch was a bit bit drier than I anticipated, however I imply, everyone makes errors, and it was firstly of the sport and I’m grateful that I play in a group that’s pretty much as good as it’s, that we are able to nonetheless go on and win video games like this. You simply should get on with it, this stuff occur.”

England head coach Sarina Wiegman was additionally there to observe the ultimate, in her native nation, and introduced the trophy onto the pitch earlier than kick-off, at what was the primary sold-out last on this competitors’s historical past.

Barcelona’s followers closely outnumbered their German counterparts in Eindhoven’s energetic metropolis centre forward of the sport and contained in the stadium, and after their heartbreak of dropping in Turin a 12 months in the past, they will need to have feared one other day to overlook once they fell 2-0 down however their group rallied admirably.

For 2-time European champions Wolfsburg, who knocked out Arsenal after extra-time of their semi-final second leg at Emirates Stadium on 1 Might, and who completed two factors behind German home champions Bayern Munich within the Frauen Bundesliga, regardless of 19 wins from their 22 league video games this time period, their marketing campaign led to crushing disappointment.

The consequence additionally ensured that Girls’s Tremendous League champions Chelsea are assured a spot within the group phases of subsequent season’s Girls’s Champions League. The English league winners would have been required to enter on the second part of qualifying in September had Wolfsburg lifted the title, due to England’s fourth-placed place in Uefa’s rating coefficient, however as a result of Barcelona obtain an computerized group-stage place as reigning champions in addition to for being league winners in Spain, that spot now passes to Emma Hayes’ aspect.

Match particulars

Barcelona (4-3-3): Panos 6; Bronze 5, Paredes 6, Leon 6, Rolfo 7; Bonmati 6 (Putellas 6, 90), Walsh 7 (Engen, 89), Guijarro 8; Graham Hansen 7 (Crnogorcevic 6, 79), Paralluelo 6 (Geyse 6, 70), Caldentey 6 (Pina 6, 79) Subs not used: Coll (gk), Codina Panedas, Fernandez, Torrejon, Putellas, Vilamala, Rabano, Syrstad Engen, Vicky Lope
Yellow playing cards: Bonmati, Paredes
Wolfsburg (4-2-1-3): Frohms (gk) 5; Wilms 6 (Hegering 6, 84), Hendrich 5, Janssen 6, Rauch 6; Oberdorf 7, Roord 6 (Lattwein 6, 72); Huth 7; Jonsdottir 7, Pajor 7 (Bremer 5, 84), Popp 7
Subs not used: Weiss (gk), Kiedrzynek (gk), Agrez, Demann, Wolter, Blomqvist, Wedemeyer, Wassmuth, Model
Yellow playing cards: Hendrich, Popp, Jonsdottir
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
Attendance: 33,147


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