FC Barcelona – OL
The bosses are back on the European scene! By performing an almost perfect and controlled match from start to finish against FC Barcelona, in the Champions League final this Saturday in Turin, the Lyonnaises won the 8th European title in their history.
Yet in hostile lands in the Piedmontese capital, in a Juventus Stadium 90% full and completely committed to the cause of Barcelona, the Fenottes achieved their best performance of the season, in blazing heat. Timely.
Shortly after the start of the match, which was very intense from the outset, Amandine Henry took control and launched her team, alone, stealing the ball from the feet of the captain and Golden Ball Putellas from 30 meters, before sending a cannonball in the middle of the skylight (6th).
Reduced a few minutes to ten after Carpenter’s injury (who went out on a stretcher in the 12th minute), the Fenottes were kept afloat by Endler who pulled off the perfect save in front of Hermoso (11th).
Not disarmed, however, the Barcelonans continued to push, before a center from Bacha for the head of Hegerberg, alone at the far post, came to extinguish the Juventus Stadium for the 59th goal in 60 C1 matches for the Norwegian (23rd ). Macario, served by the 1st Ballon d’Or in history, worsened the mark at the half-hour mark (33rd).
The ghosts of the past came back to haunt the Barcelonans, completely disconcerted in this context of failure, they who have suffered only one defeat this season (against Wolfsburg in the C1 semi-final return, 2-0). But just before the break, the Ballon d’Or 2021 Putellas, replied to Herbergerg (41st).
Although jostled in the second half but strong and united defensively, the Lyonnaises were able to maintain their advantage, in an unsustainable end to the match where the Blaugranas kept trying, pushed by their public.
But the Cup with the big ears is back in Lyon, which won the trophy for the 8th time in its history!
At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, FC Barcelona-OL: 1-3 (1-3)
Attendance: 32,257 spectators
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (FIN)
Warnings to FC Barcelona: Leon (33rd), Paredes (85th); at OL: Hegerberg (45th +2), Macario (64th)
Goals for FC Barcelona: Putellas (41st); for OL: Henry (6th), Hegerberg (23rd), Macario (33rd).
FC Barcelona: Panos – Torrejon (Crnogorcevic, 59th), Paredes, Leon, Rolfö – Bonmati, Guijarro, Putellas (cap) – Graham Hansen, Hermoso, Mariona (Martens, 59th).
OL: Endler – Carpenter (Buchanan, 14th), Mbock (Cayman, 81st), Renard (cap), Bacha – Horan, Henry – Cascarino (Morroni, 81st), Macario, Malard (Le Sommer, 72nd) – Hegerberg.