Women’s Champions League final 2021: Chelsea vs Barcelona
On Sunday it is time for the final of the Women’s Champions League 2021. The match will be played at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg. Lyon, the team that has won the title for the last five seasons, will not be in the final this year.
Chelsea drums on
Chelsea are having a successful season under Emma Hayes’ leadership and have already secured two titles, winning the league title in the WSL as well as the League Cup in March. With their advancement to the CL final, they become the second English team to reach a final, the other being Arsenal in 2007.
It is the first time in football history, that one club has both the men’s and women’s teams in the final of the Champions League. The men’s team will face Manchester City on May 29. Coach Hayes also becomes the first woman to manage a team in the final since 2009. She was assistant when Arsenal won the title in 2007. After the 44-year-old had joined in 2012, she ha finally led her team into the final after reaching the semi-finals in both 2018 and 2019.
Women’s Champions League final 2021: Chelsea’s road
2 May: Chelsea – Bayern Munich 4-1
25 April: Bayern Munich – Chelsea 2-1
31 March: Wolfsburg – Chelsea 0-3
24 March: Chelsea – Wolfsburg 2-1
Barcelona – the first Spanish winner?
Barcelona are in the final for the second time. The last time was in the 2018-19 season when they lost to Lyon. They could become the first Spanish winners if they can defeat Chelsea on Sunday. In the league, they could play a perfect season. So far, they have 26 wins from 26 games played (Goal difference: 128 goals scores, 5 conceived). Last Sunday, they managed to secure the league title with eight games still to play. On their way to the final, they have knocked out both PSG and Manchester City so it could be a tough task for Chelsea.
Barcelona’s road to the final
2 May: Barcelona – PSG 2-1
25 April: PSG – Barcelona 1-1
31 March: Man City – Barcelona 2-1
24 March: Barcelona – Man City 3-0
Women’s Champions League final 2021: Previous winners
2014-15: FFC Frankfurt
2009-10: Turbine Potsdam
2008-09: FCR Duisburg
2007-08: FFC Frankfurt
2005-06: FFC Frankfurt
2004-05: Turbine Potsdam
2001-02: FFC Frankfurt