Barcelona Femeni defeats Chelsea Women 2-0 to secure their spot in the Champions League final for the second year in a row

Barcelona, the reigning Women’s Champions League champions, came from behind to secure a spot in their fourth consecutive final by defeating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Emma Hayes, the Chelsea manager, was left disappointed as her team failed to overcome the deficit in front of a packed stadium in West London.

The opening goal came from Aitana Bonmati, helped by a deflection off Kadeisha Buchanan, giving Barca the lead 26 minutes into the game.

Despite Chelsea’s efforts, including hitting the post, Buchanan’s second yellow card for a tackle on Salma Paralluelo made their task even more challenging.

Barcelona extended their lead with a penalty converted by Fridolina Rolfo, following a foul on Bonmati by Ashley Lawrence, securing their place in the final.

Barcelona, having won two of the last three Champions League titles, might face Lyon in the final in Bilbao, holding a lead in the other semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain.

Data Recap: Bonmati shines in Barcelona’s dominant display

With the advantage of Buchanan’s sending off, Barcelona displayed their control of possession with 67.8% possession and more than double the passes completed compared to Chelsea.

Bonmati was instrumental in Barcelona’s performance, contributing to both goals, creating chances for teammates, and distributing the ball effectively in the final third.

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