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Barca beat Juve in Women’s Champions League match

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Last years runners up Barcelona beat Juventus 2-0 in the Women’s Champions League.

It was first blood to Barcelona in a Champions League face off with Juventus.

In the first leg of the round of 32, Juventus hosted last years Women’s Champions League Runners up Barcelona.

Juve rode their luck at times, with Barcelona dominating early possession. The Barca ladies had two shots on goal inside of the first 15 minutes.

But it wasn’t until the 39th minute that the deadlock was broken by Alexia Putellas.

After she bundles the ball home after a deflection off the post.The first half ended with Barca leading 1-0.

Juventus tried to fight back in the early stages of the second half but struggled to get much out of the game.

Barcelona’s Marta Troejon doubled the Catalonians lead after 72 minutes, with a powerful header.

The game was far from over, as Juve tried to get back in the game to score at least one that would give them a glimmer of hope in the second leg.

While they didn’t find the back of the net, in the 89th minute, the Catalans were reduced to ten when midfielder Maria Pilar Léon was sent off for a foul from behind.

Barca rode their luck for the last five minutes and are in a commanding position for the return leg in Spain.

According to Gazzetta.it, Juventus coach Rita Guarino said after the game:

“The girls played the match well.”

“In front of us we had the vice-champions of Europe but with a little more courage we could put them in difficulty.”

“From a physical point of view we struggled, the gap was above all on the possession of the ball.”

“Sorry as we took the first goal, going into the locker room with a tie could give us the right push.”

“I’m happy with the new Sembrant purchase at the center of the defense, even Rosucci at the first as a starter did well until she had gas in her legs.”

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PARMA, ITALY – APRIL 28:Juventus Women team line up during the Women Coppa Italia Final match between Juventus Women and ACF Fiorentina Stadio Ennio Tardini on April 28, 2019 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)