Women's Champions League - Semi-final - 1st Leg
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Barcelona 5-1 Wolfsburg: Barca thrash Wolfsburg and set new crowd record for women's game

Barcelona players celebrate
Barcelona were 4-0 up in the first half following an impressive display at the Nou Camp

Barcelona put five past Wolfsburg in the first leg of their Women's Champions League semi-final in front of a record 91,648 crowd at the Nou Camp.

The Spanish champions, who won the treble last season, went 2-0 up within 10 minutes thanks to goals from Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen.

Jenni Hermoso and captain Alexia Putellas then doubled Barcelona's lead.

Wolfsburg's Jill Roord pulled one back in the second half, before Putellas' penalty made it 5-1.

Two-time champions Wolfsburg were blown away by early pressure from Barcelona, who set the previous record mark for a women's match when they played in front of 91,553 for their quarter-final victory against El Clasico rivals Real Madrid last month.

The Nou Camp was treated to a scintillating display from the defending champions as Bonmati, who went off to a standing ovation in the second half, punished the German side when she was played in behind within three minutes.

Fridolina Rolfo almost scored another seconds later when she fired inches wide and Wolfsburg had still not got going when Graham Hansen cut onto her left foot and curled it into the corner to make it 2-0.

Barcelona fans at Nou Camp
Barcelona have played in front of a near-full Nou Camp stadium for their last two victories in the Champions League

The visitors did come close when Svenja Huth was teed up by Roord, only for the Wolfsburg striker to be denied by a goalline block and a save within quick succession.

Barcelona pushed to extend their lead - adding a third and fourth goal before half-time when Hermoso coolly put away Maria Torrejon's cut-back and Putellas was slipped in behind.

Further chances fell to Tollejon, Putellas and Rolfo, while Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic had a goal ruled out for offside following a VAR check early in the second half, Claudia Pina hit the crossbar and substitute Asisat Oshoala was denied from close range.

Roord gave Wolfsburg a glimmer of hope in the 70th minute when she slid the ball past goalkeeper Sandra Panos but they face a mighty task in the second leg to turn it around after Putellas' late penalty made it 5-1.

There were carnival celebrations at full-time as the record 91,648 fans in attendance sang, played drums and waved flags following an impressive display by the holders.

Wolfsburg must now come from behind at home against this Barcelona side who have won every game since a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals last year.

Seven-time winners Lyon take on French rivals Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, 24 April in the second semi-final.

Barcelona fans at Nou Camp
There were 91,648 fans at Nou Camp in another record attendance

Line-ups

Barcelona Femenino

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Paños
  • 8Torrejón
  • 2Paredes
  • 4León
  • 16Rolfö
  • 14BonmatíSubstituted forCaldentey Oliverat 81'minutes
  • 12Guijarro Gutiérrez
  • 11PutellasSubstituted forEngenat 90'minutes
  • 7HansenSubstituted forOuahabiat 89'minutes
  • 10HermosoSubstituted forOshoalaat 73'minutes
  • 18CrnogorcevicSubstituted forPinaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Serrano
  • 6Pina
  • 9Caldentey Oliver
  • 15Ouahabi
  • 17Pereira
  • 20Oshoala
  • 23Engen
  • 24Font
  • 29Pérez
  • 30Muñoz

VfL Wolfsburg Ladies

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Schult
  • 24Wedemeyer
  • 4Hendrich
  • 6JanssenBooked at 83mins
  • 13Rauch
  • 8Lattwein
  • 11PoppSubstituted forPajorat 61'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 10Huth
  • 14RoordSubstituted forBlomqvistat 76'minutesSubstituted forStarkeat 90+2'minutes
  • 32JónsdóttirSubstituted forKnaakat 90+2'minutes
  • 28Waßmuth

Substitutes

  • 2Wilms
  • 7Bremer
  • 9Blässe
  • 12Kassen
  • 16Starke
  • 17Pajor
  • 18Smits
  • 21Blomqvist
  • 22van de Sanden
  • 27Wagner
  • 33Knaak
Referee:
Sandra Bráz Bastos
Attendance:
91,648

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelona FemeninoAway TeamVfL Wolfsburg Ladies
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home33
Away10
Shots on Target
Home20
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona Femenino 5, VfL Wolfsburg Ladies 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona Femenino 5, VfL Wolfsburg Ladies 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Leila Ouahabi (Barcelona Femenino).

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leila Ouahabi (Barcelona Femenino) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mariona Caldentey.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg Ladies. Sandra Starke replaces Rebecka Blomqvist.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg Ladies. Turid Knaak replaces Sveindís Jónsdóttir.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tabea Waßmuth (VfL Wolfsburg Ladies) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Svenja Huth with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Irene Paredes (Barcelona Femenino) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mapi León with a cross.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona Femenino. Ingrid Engen replaces Alexia Putellas.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona Femenino. Leila Ouahabi replaces Caroline Hansen because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona Femenino. Conceded by Kathrin Hendrich.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Femenino) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mariona Caldentey.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tabea Waßmuth (VfL Wolfsburg Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lena Lattwein with a headed pass.

  14. Post update

    Goal! Barcelona Femenino 5, VfL Wolfsburg Ladies 1. Alexia Putellas (Barcelona Femenino) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  15. Booking

    Dominique Janssen (VfL Wolfsburg Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Barcelona Femenino. Alexia Putellas draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Dominique Janssen (VfL Wolfsburg Ladies) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alexia Putellas (Barcelona Femenino) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Caroline Hansen with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona Femenino. Conceded by Felicitas Rauch.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Femenino) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexia Putellas with a through ball.

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1VfL Wolfsburg Ladies63211771011
2Juventus Femminile6321124811
3Chelsea Women6321138511
4Servette Women6006023-230

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Paris Saint-Germain Féminines66002502518
2Real Madrid Femenino6402126612
3Zhytlobud-1 Women6114215-134
4Breidablik Women6015018-181

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona Femenino66002412318
2Arsenal Women6303141319
3TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies63031115-49
4HB Køge Women6006222-200

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lyon Féminines65011921715
2FC Bayern München Ladies64111531213
3Benfica Women6114216-144
4BK Häcken Women6105318-153

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus Femminile11003033
2VfL Wolfsburg Ladies10103301
3Chelsea Women10103301
4Servette Women100103-30
1Paris Saint-Germain Féminines11002023
2Real Madrid Femenino11001013
3Zhytlobud-1 Women100101-10
4Breidablik Women100102-20
1TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies11005053
2Barcelona Femenino11004133
3Arsenal Women100114-30
4HB Køge Women100105-50
1Lyon Féminines11003033
2Benfica Women10100001
3FC Bayern München Ladies10100001
4BK Hacken Women100103-30
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