Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona: player ratings of the Women’s Champions League final

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Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona: player ratings of the Women’s Champions League final


Chelsea (4-3-3)

Ann Katrin-Berger It was not his most assured night, but the demolition of Chelsea was not the fault of the German goalkeeper. 5

Niamh Charles An ersatz full-back and looked horribly panicked in the first half. Pickpocketed by Bonmatí in preparation for the third goal but improved significantly after the break. 5

Millie Bright A night to forget for the England center-back as she discovered that her normally strong partnership with Eriksson was not invincible after all. 5

Magdalena Eriksson A night that the Chelsea captain had long dreamed of, but not the return to his native Swedish hangar envisaged. 5

Jessica Carter Torn by the rhythm of Barcelona’s wing play and, too generally, dismissed by Caroline Graham Hansen in the preamble to the second goal. As Charles improved later. 5

Melanie Leupolz The German didn’t have a chance to score an own goal in the first minute, but not at her best. Withdrawn at half-time. 4

Sophie Ingle Supposed to anchor the midfielder, but struggled against the omnipotence of Barcelona. Reserved for a bad challenge on Hamraoui and lucky not to be sent off for a second yellow. 4

Ji So-yun Forced to too many unusual possession confiscations. Seemed more and more shaken. 4

Fran Kirby Rarely had the chance to show off his exceptional talents. The unusual final balls went awry but the first half system did not suit him. 6

Sam Kerr The Australian was exceptionally subdued and was eventually kidnapped as her usual telepathy with Kerr faltered. 5

Pernille Harder The Denmark international was too subdued and failed to showcase his experience. Should have scored. 5

Submarines: Guro riding (for Leupolz ht) 8, Erin Cuthbert (for Ji 73) 6, Beth England (for Kerr 73) 6

Sophie Ingle looks dejected after Barcelona score their fourth goal. Photograph: Adam Ihse / PA

Barcelona (4-3-3)

Sandra cloths It wasn’t her hardest 90 minutes, but she was very successful in repelling Harder’s second-minute half-volley. 6

Marta Torrejon Barely stretched too much until Chelsea changed formation in the second half; clearly prefers to move forward but has remained strong. 6

Patricia Guijarro The natural central midfielder was out of position at the center-back and she sometimes looked at him when Chelsea were direct. 6

Maria leon Fittingly, her middle name is Pilar and she has helped maintain Barcelona’s backline, frustrating Kerr and Kirby. 6

Leila Ouahabi Underworked until Hayes changed systems, but asked questions she struggled to answer after the break. Reserve. 6

Aitana Bonmatí Enjoyed a great game in midfield and scored the third goal thanks to a well-timed late run into the box. 9

Keira Hamraoui The Barcelona executor excelled in the central midfielder. Demoralize Chelsea by dictating the game and controlling the tempo. Exceptional. 9

Alexia putellas Converted a penalty to make it 2-0 and played superbly. Few would have guessed that she suffered from a thigh injury. 9

Caroline Graham Hansen Delighted to have helped Martens terrorize Chelsea full-backs and struck in the fourth. Withdrawn after 62 minutes. 8

Jennifer Hermoso Won the penalty for Putellas and also helped create the third goal for Bonmatí thanks to an inspired inclined first pass. Should have scored. 8

Lieke Martens Barcelona’s offensive catalyst and simply superb. The Dutch winger did everything but scored. Exceptional talent. 9

Submarines: Mariona Caldente (for Hansen 62) 6, Vicky Losada (for Putellas 71) 7, Asisat Oshoala (for Hermoso 71) 6, Ana-Maria Crnogorčević (pour Torrejón 82) n / a,
Melanie Serrano (for Ouahabi 82) n / a

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