The national players Melanie Leupolz and Ann-Katrin Berger received a bitter lesson in the Champions League final with Chelsea FC. In the 0: 4 (0: 4) against the strong FC Barcelona, Leupolz in particular experienced a pitch-black evening in Gothenburg.
The ex-Munich woman underwent an own goal after just 33 seconds when she was shot by Fran Kirby while trying to clear things up. Then the midfielder caused a penalty by fouling Jennifer Hermoso, which Alexia (14th) converted.
Aitana Bonmati (21st) and Caroline Hansen (36th) made Chelsea’s disaster start perfect. Leupolz’s working day was over after the first half, the Spanish champions Barcelona celebrated the greatest success in the history of the women’s team with their maiden win.
Chelsea had eliminated Bundesliga clubs VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich on the way to their first final in the previous two rounds. The club from London was the first club with a women’s and men’s team to make it into the finals of the premier class.