Barcelona Coach Giraldez Exults in Joyous Victory Following Women’s Champions League Triumph

Barcelona successfully defended their Women’s Champions League title by defeating Lyon 2-0 in Bilbao over the weekend. Coach Jonatan Giraldez expressed immense joy after the victory, calling it one of the happiest days of his life. Leading Barca to victory against Lyon was a significant achievement for Giraldez. Aitana Bonmati and Alexia Putellas scored crucial goals in the second half, securing the win for Barca. Giraldez will be leaving Barcelona to coach Washington Spirit in the NWSL. Despite his departure, he leaves on a high note after securing a quadruple this season. Barcelona’s impressive performance in the match was commendable, according to Giraldez. He praised the team for their exceptional display both on and off the ball. This successful campaign makes Barcelona the first European team since Arsenal in 2007 to win a quadruple in a single season. Coach Giraldez shared his delight post-match, calling it an incredible game. Barcelona defender Lucy Bronze, whose future with the club is uncertain, acknowledged the team’s historic achievement. Bronze emphasized the difficulty of winning the Champions League consecutively. Barcelona’s two Ballon d’Or winners played a pivotal role in the victory. Bonmati scored the opening goal shortly after the hour mark, while Putellas sealed the win in stoppage time. Bronze praised Putellas’s leadership and skill, referring to her as the “Queen of Barcelona”. She commended Putellas for her confidence and quality on the field, especially in crucial moments. Bronze lauded Putellas for her match-winning goal in the Champions League final. She expressed admiration for Putellas’s ability to deliver under pressure, sealing the victory for Barcelona.

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